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Two scientists say marine preserves should be designed with enough flexibility to extend protections to where animals migrate. Click on the link below to read the full article. 
This research focuses on coral reef health in the South Pacific region, an area of high global coral diversity. Coral reef health surrounding two study sites in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, has been assessed in areas that have not been previously...
Though I had heard the word ra’ui, until I started working in the environment field I was not sure of its meaning. As a consequence of my work, I started to learn more about ra’ui through reading and talking to other conservationists and elderly...
Seamounts are large underwater mountains found throughout the world’s oceans. Home to deep-sea corals, mollusks, crustaceans, and large schools of fish, they are often classified as biodiversity hot spots. Click on the link below to read the full...
A new film, "New Caledonia: Mother of the Coral Sea," showcases the relationship that the people of New Caledonia, a French territory in the southwest Pacific Ocean, have with nature.Click on the link below to read the full article. 
The theory behind networks of marine reserves is that they allow protected pathways for species to grow and maintain populations through their lifecycle - from where individuals begin their lives (typically as planktonic larvae) to where they...
Not all MPAs are created equal, in terms of biodiversity conservation. Many MPAs allow extractive uses like fishing or oil prospecting, while other "no-take" MPAs prohibit such uses.Click on the link below to read more.
Marine protected areas (MPAs) are often used to protect patches of habitat that support species targeted for protection. Ideally, these protected habits should be well-connectedso that protected species can flow from one MPA to its neighbors. Click...
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced that its Papah"naumoku"kea Research and Conservation Fund will award a $900,000 grant to a collaborative team of researchers from the Bishop Museum and the University of Hawaii to...
One of the main challenges faced when implementing coral conservation activities is the financing of it...the International Coral Reef Initiative released a study of opportunities offered by innovative financing mechanisms for coral conservation....