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The President of the UN's global climate change conference, COP 24, has highlighted the issue of shipwrecks that lie in the waters of some Pacific nations. Poland's Michal Kurtyka issued a statement to wish Pacific leaders the best as they headed...
All mining operations, on land or at sea, cause environmental damage. Research strongly suggests that deep-sea mining will result in the loss of biodiversity...Such efforts could protect fragile marine environment from impacts of mining. Link to...
The Office of the Auditor-General is the latest body to argue reform of marine reserve legislation and wider marine biodiversity management is needed if NZ is to lift the area covered by marine reserves. Click on the link below to read the full...
If MPAs are to live up to their name, they need to be the right size and in the right place to protect marine biodiversity, be built on a foundation of collaboration and local support, and have the human, technical and financial resources ...
Six countries are preparing to map the next regional plan of action (RPOA 2.0) to undertake in further protecting the 6.0 million-square kilometer Coral Triangle, the roughly triangular-shaped marine area at the junction of the Western Pacific and...
This assessment provides a blueprint for efficient gains in marine conservation through the extension of the current MPA system in the CT region. Moreover, similar data could be compiled for other regions, and globally, to design ecologically...
There is nothing quite like experiencing the reality of a small island/large ocean state to gain a true appreciation of its vulnerability and the remarkable resilience of its people. In the context of today's climate crisis, the islands of the...
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.
Sustained observations of marine biodiversity and ecosystems focused on specific conservation and management problems are needed around the world to effectively mitigate or manage changes resulting from anthropogenic pressures. Click on the link...
To safeguard biodiversity and ecosystem services, designating protected areas is crucial; yet the extent to which the existing placement of protection is aligned to meet these conservation priorities is questionable, especially in the oceans. Click...