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Marine Protected Area
Sustaining Resilience at SeaNew York Times | 04 Dec 2013
New research indicates that a marine reserve helps ward off some of the effects of climate change.
An ecosystem-based approach to protect the deep sea from miningEurekAlert | 04 Dec 2013
(University of Hawaii at Manoa) A new paper describes the expert-driven systematic conservation planning process applied to inform science-based recommendations to the International Seabed Authority for a system of deep-sea marine protected areas to safeguard biodiversity and ecosystem function in an abyssal Pacific region targeted for nodule mining (e.g. the Clarion-Clipperton fracture zone, CCZ).
Marine reserves enhance resilience to climate changeEurekAlert | 01 Dec 2013
(University of Southampton) A new study, led by a University of Southampton scientist, highlights the potential for fish communities in marine reserves to resist climate change impacts better than communities on fished coasts.
English seas get new marine zonesBBC | 21 Nov 2013
The government says it will create 27 new Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) to protect wildlife in the seas around the English coast.
England names 27 new marine conservation zonesGuardian Unlimited | 21 Nov 2013
Twenty-seven new marine conservation zones (MCZs) will be created in English seas on Thursday to protect seahorses, coral reefs, oyster beds and other marine life. But the number is four less than ministers proposed and just one-fifth of the 127 zones recommended by the government's own consultation.
Marine Protection Specialhttps://cmsdata.iucn.org | 18 Nov 2013
Using MPAs to protect and restore ecosystem services in coastal areas and elsewhere is now critically important. Key Biodiversity Areas, and the Hope Spots launched in this newsletter, also all help in adding new places, names and voices to what we now need to do.
Monty Halls backs Celtic Seas protectionWorld Fishing | 11 Nov 2013
Monty Halls, BBC2's Fishermans Apprentice, has supported the launch of the Celtic Seas Partnership, a pioneering four year international project to protect the 'Celtic Seas which extend from the British Isles and Ireland to northern France.
NZ marine reserve bid blockedNew Zealand Herald | 01 Nov 2013
A New Zealand-US bid to establish the world's largest marine reserve in Antarctica is understood to have been blocked by China, Russia and the Ukraine. It was the third time the 25 nations under the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) had failed to agree to establish a marine protected area in the fish-rich Ross Sea, 3500km south of New Zealand.
International Congress on Marine Protected Areas Calls for Law of Sea Negotiations on Conservationbiodiversity-l.iisd.org | 31 Oct 2013
27 October 2013: Participants at the Third International Congress on Marine Protected Areas (IMPAC3) discussed strategies to meet the Convention on Biological Diversity's (CBD) Aichi Target 11 under the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, which calls for at least 10 per cent of all coastal and marine areas to be managed as conservation or protected areas by the year 2020.
The GEF at the Third International Congress on Marine Protected Areasthegef.org | 31 Oct 2013
Every four years, the International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC) convenes the major marine and coastal stakeholders from around the globe, beyond national or sectoral boundaries, to assist in the conservation and sustainable development of the oceans.
World nearing 3% of ocean protectionIUCN | 30 Oct 2013
Marseille, France, 24 October 2013 – Marine protected areas now cover 2.8% of the global ocean – an area larger than Europe – according to the official map released today based on data provided by the World Database on Protected Areas, run by IUCN and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
IUCN - Pitcairn Islands - the ocean's best kept secretIUCN | 30 Oct 2013
Four and a half thousand kilometres north-east of New Zealand lies the worlds most remote group of islands – the Pitcairn Islands. The islands, which are a British Overseas Territory, are home to 50 people. They are surrounded by an exclusive economic zone of over 836,000 square kilometres, which hosts one of the best-preserved marine ecosystems on the planet.
Regional protected areas network established in the CaribbeanIUCN | 29 Oct 2013
Eighteen protected areas in the Greater Caribbean have been now been listed under the United Nations Environment Programmes (UNEP) SPAW (Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife) Protocol, an instrument of UNEPs Caribbean Environment Programme.
There is hope for the oceanIUCN | 29 Oct 2013
Thirty one new Hope Spots - places that are critical to the health of the ocean - were announced yesterday by renowned oceanographer and IUCN Patron Sylvia Earle, a global initiative of the Sylvia Earle Alliance Mission Blue and IUCN, with the aim to scale up the marine protection necessary for a sustainable development of the ocean.