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Plastic ocean litter boosts deadly infections in corals

02 February, 2018
Garbage like disposable diapers, plastic bags and snack wrappers is getting into the ocean and snagging on coral reefs, leading to deadly infections that literally eat the corals alive, a new study suggests. Click on the link below to read the full story.


Novel technologies reveal key information about depleted east pacific green sea turtles

02 February, 2018
Populations of green sea turtles living in the eastern region of the Pacific Ocean have rebounded in recent years, but their numbers remain dangerously depleted. Click on the link below to read the full story.


The ups and downs of marine protected areas: Examining the evidence

02 February, 2018
To find out if marine protected areas achieve their environmental and socioeconomic goals, we read 42 scientific studies and talked to seven experts. Overall, marine protected areas do appear to help marine animals recover within their boundaries. But a lot more rigorous research is needed. Click on the link below to read the full story.  


Ocean, Maritime, Fisheries To Be Topics At PALM8

02 February, 2018
Ocean, maritime issues and fisheries will again be highlighted in the forthcoming 8th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM8), in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14. Click on the link below to read the full story.


Fiji - Poaching Of Marine Products Is A Problem In Serua: Village Elder

02 February, 2018
Poaching of marine resources from Marine Protected Areas continues to be a problem for the villagers of Serua Island. Click on the link below to read the full story.


Pacific Island region threatened by illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing - Koroilavesau

02 February, 2018
The Pacific Island region and its communities are vulnerable as they are particularly threatened by illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. Click on the link below to read the full story.


Tear Down That Paywall: The Movement to Make Ocean Research Free for All

26 January, 2018
As scientists race to save coral reefs and tackle other crucial marine issues, access to expensive scientific journals has become a roadblock to sharing knowledge, especially for researchers in developing countries.  Click on the link below to read the full story.


Fiji - Environment lawyers talk fisheries management

26 January, 2018
Efforts to strengthen current law and policy frameworks in the area of fisheries management and marine protected areas has initiated discussions between the Fiji Environmental Law Association (FELA) and stakeholders today in Suva. Click on the link below to read the full story.


United States - Sonoma County’s new approach to the State Parks System

26 January, 2018
After being run by the government since their creation, facing the threat of being closed down after the Great Recession, Jack London State Historic Park and Sugarloaf Ridge State Park in Sonoma County, California (USA) moved to a community run management model. Click on the link below to read the full story.


The problem with plastic

26 January, 2018
From the stomachs of baby seabirds to the depths of the oceans — plastic pollution is everywhere. Click on the link below to read the full story.


Ten Institutes Join the Nereus Program

26 January, 2018
Launched in September 2011, the program is an international collaboration between The Nippon Foundation and the University of British Columbia with the aim to make comprehensive forecasts of the ocean’s future... Click on the link below to read the full story.


New Zealand - Scaling up gecko protection

26 January, 2018
Auckland is home to seven species of gecko, but the Department of Conservation says six of these species are at risk. Click on the link below to read the full story.


Protected areas threatened by overexploitation .

26 January, 2018
Protected areas across the world are most threatened by unsustainable resource use and human disturbance, a new study has found. Click on the link below to read the full story.


Introduction to Resilience for Development Part 2 - Free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) - registration now open!

19 January, 2018
Are you interested in learning how to incorporate the concept of resilience into your work? Do you want to promote an integrated approach to social and ecological sustainability? If so, this course will help you to meet your professional development goals. This is the second part of the two-part, free trilingual Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) called Introduction to Resilience for Development. Click on the link below to register.  


EU declares war on plastic waste

19 January, 2018
Brussels targets single-use plastics in an urgent clean-up plan that aims to make all packaging reusable or recyclable by 2030. Click on the link below to read the full story.


OceanObs'19 - Abstract Submission now open!

19 January, 2018
The organizers of OceanObs’19 are soliciting abstracts of Community White Papers describing aspirations for the coming decade from all interested groups. The Community White Papers should promote international collaboration and large-scale sustained ocean observing efforts, and address one or ideally more of the seven (anticipated) themes... Click on the link below for further details and to submit abstracts.
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United States - National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Names New Hawaiʻi Director

19 January, 2018
The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation announced the hiring of Tiare Turang Holm as Hawaiʻi director on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. Click on the link below to read the full story.


World Wetlands Day 2018 materials are now available!

19 January, 2018
2 February, World Wetlands Day, is rapidly approaching. For 2018, the theme is “Wetlands for a sustainable urban future”. All the outreach materials are now available for download in English, French and Spanish and for you to share with your networks.   Click on the link below to access the materials for WWD 2018


Fiji - Protecting the Great Sea Reef

19 January, 2018
...Announcing the decision to make part of the GSR listed as a Ramsar site, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said the decision was an important step to protect the resource for future generations. Click on the link below to read the full story.


Fiji - Mangrove concern

19 January, 2018
Regional environmental protection agencies yesterday questioned Fiji's commitment to oceans and coral health by highlighting the continued removal and destruction of mangroves in the country. Click on the link below to read the full story.
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