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In February 2018 the Government of Seychelles announced the creation of two new areas for marine protection covering 16 per cent (210,000 square kilometres) of its ocean...Click on the link below to read the full story
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended shrinking the Pacific Remote Islands Marine monument and opening its waters to commercial fishing. He recommends shrinking the Monument, a network of islands and atolls that forms the world’s...
Earlier this year, a study was published suggesting that humpback whales are making a comeback. The population appears to be in the midst of a baby boom, reversing years of decline driven by commercial whaling. Click on the link below to read...
This summer, many Americans will visit national parks and wildlife refuges in hope of seeing wild animals...Creating protected areas that forbid or manage activities like hunting is an important tool for protecting wildlife. Click on the link...
The Cook Islands government is investigating serious alleged breaches of the Marine Resources Act by a Cook Islands-flagged vessel fishing in the Indian Ocean. The vessel was reportedly detected fishing inside a closed area on at least two occasions...
This paper highlights the large-scale misrepresentation, by up to two orders of magnitude, of national marine protected area coverage from two Pacific Island nations in multiple online databases and subsequent reports, including conclusions...
The Yavusa Navakavu yester­day marked its 21st anniver­sary of the Navakavu Ma­rine Protected Area (MPA). Click on the link below to read the full article. 
Managed marine protected areas are an effective tool in coastal ocean conservation. They are also ripe to be included in investment structures. The upsides for everyone may help push the protected area of the world"s seas from 2% to 30% by 2030....
The Pacific Remote Islands National Marine Monument (PRI Monument)... comprises a series of islands and atolls in such a remote area of the Pacific Ocean... Unfortunately for marine life, the 9,000-plus miles between Washington, DC and the PRI...
Marine protected areas (MPAs) are a primary management tool for mitigating threats to marine biodiversity. MPAs and the species they protect, however, are increasingly being impacted by climate change. Click on the link below for more information on...