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This study identifies the importance of: acquiring robust baseline data, being fully protected (no-take), using ecosystembased management, community inclusion, and of adopting an ecologically connected network approach. These features are needed for...
We live on one planet, 70% of which is made up of ocean – an ocean which is teeming with fascinating and beautiful marine life. However, many of the world’s seas have been, and continue to be under immense pressure. Click on the link below to read...
An essential component of the Blue Solutions Initiative is to collate, document and share successful approaches, or “solutions”, addressing marine and coastal challenges. Click on the link below to access the full publication.
This global study of MPA efficiency suggests MPAs are often unnecessarily expensive in terms of their impact on fisheries, and also miss protecting many unique ecosystems. Click on the link to access the full article. 
Vanuatu is leading the Pacific, in terms of ocean management...and is the first country in the region to have an integrated, holistic Ocean Policy. Click on the link below to read the full article. 
IUCN has published new Guidelines for invasive species planning and management on Islands...Click on the link below for further details
Invasive species’ (often called pests, weeds and diseases) are plants, animals, disease agents and other organisms taken beyond their natural range by people, deliberately or unintentionally, and which become destructive to the environment or human...
When the International Astronomical Union changed its definition of what constitutes a planet in our solar system in 2006, demoting hapless Pluto to a dwarf planet, the decision sparked fierce scientific debate and an outcry from the public...Now,...
The Protected Areas Learning & Research Collaboration (PALRC) is proud to launch the new round of scholarships for students undertaking study in 2018. Applications for this round close 30 April 2018.Click on link below for more details. 
When each of us faces a challenge in life, our first reaction is often to ask a trusted friend or colleague, "Have you also faced this" If so, how did you handle it"" It"s the same in MPA planning and management. Practitioners face a common set of...