Marine Protected Area
Could the world's biggest marine sanctuary be declared in the Antarctic?Guardian Unlimited | 17 Jun 2013
An extraordinarily big thing might happen in the world of marine conservation next month at a meeting in Germany of a little known international commission. And while you probably haven't read much about it, the outcome could see the creation of the two largest areas of protected ocean on the planet that would lock out fishing from more than 1.5 million square kilometres of ocean around the Antarctic.
Conservation charities bring MPA issues to Downing Street's doorfishupdate.com | 12 Jun 2013
Four leading nature conservation charities - WWF, RSPB, the Marine Conservation Society and the Wildlife Trusts -? are standing shoulder to shoulder today to present pledges to Downing Street calling for an ecologically coherent network of Marine Protected Areas.
Chagos marine park ruled lawfulBBC | 11 Jun 2013
A UK government decision to create a marine park around the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean is upheld by the High Court in London.
Mozambique Leads in Marine Conservationtheterramarproject.org | 02 May 2013
Mozambiques pristine Primeiras and Segundas coastal belt is now formally under conservation, thanks to the recent proclamation of Africas biggest marine protected area (MPA).
Sanford gets behind Ross Sea protectionNew Zealand Herald | 18 Apr 2013
Sanford is supporting the creation of the world's largest marine protected area in the Ross Sea near Antarctica - the fishing grounds for the controversial Antarctic toothfish - provided tougher rules are enacted for vessels catching fish near the 2.27 million sq km proposed reserve.
Report highlights 'lack of clarity' with English MCZsfishupdate.com | 12 Apr 2013
A parliamentary report highlighting a chronic 'lack of clarity?' with English marine protection plans sends a strong signal to the Scottish Government about its proposals for a marine protected area network to safeguard Scotland?s marine biodiversity, says Scottish Environment LINK.
Protection extension recommended for Hector's dolphinsNew Zealand Herald | 08 Apr 2013
New Zealand's endangered Hector's dolphin population could recover if protection measures were extended to 100m deep throughout its habitat, according to a new University of Otago review.
Kerry to speak on Ross Sea planNew Zealand Herald | 16 Mar 2013
United States Secretary of State John Kerry and New Zealand ambassador to the US, Mike Moore, will speak in Washington next week about protecting the Antarctic's Ross Sea. Both men will be at a function which will include a screening of the New Zealand film The Last Ocean.
Australia's new marine protected areas: why they won't work (opinion)theconversation.edu.au | 15 Mar 2013
On land and in the sea, were losing sight of what nature conservation is about. Weve become dangerously focused on protected areas, but rarely consider what theyre supposed to achieve. One result is that biodiversity is declining almost everywhere while protected areas expand.