One of the biggest impacts of climate change will be on islands and coastal regions. That includes Rose Atoll Marine National Monument, an uninhabited island and protected sanctuary for dozens of wildlife species in the equatorial Pacific’s U.S. territory of American Samoa.
What could become one of the world’s first marine protected area connecting the UNESCO biosphere reserves of two countries has been declared a Mission Blue Hope Spot, highlighting the need for cutting-edge solutions to protect highly migratory species like sea turtles and sharks in the Eastern Tr
The council that governs US fisheries in the western Pacific is asking president Donald Trump to relax rules around fishing in protected areas...In a letter, the Western Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Council describes the marine reserves around Hawaii and American Samoa as putting the US
Most of us have never been to the world’s immense last wilderness and never will. It’s beyond the horizon and often past the limits of our imaginations.
The world is still in the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic. It could continue for several more months, and perhaps longer. And with much of the world’s economy curtailed right now to fight the virus, there is a growing likelihood a global recession will follow.
Legislation establishing the Moana Mahu was passed last week in Niue, setting up a reserve that covered 40 percent of the island's exclusive economic zone...One of the architects of Niue's newly formalised marine reserve, says it includes two outstanding commitments...Coral Pasisi of the non-gove
Niue's enormous marine reserve, the Moana Mahu Marine protected area has now been formalised.
Climate change and warming seas are transforming tropical coral reefs and undoing decades of knowledge about how to protect these delicate and vital ecosystems. Many of the world's coral reefs are seeing biodiversity plunge in the face of repeated coral bleaching events.
Beyond the horizon, more than 200 nautical miles from shore, lies an area of the ocean known as the high seas. These waters, beyond the jurisdiction of any nation, make up roughly two-thirds of the ocean and cover nearly half of the planet’s surface.
Tensions flared fast as the proposed expansions of national marine monuments near Hawaii in President Barack Obama’s second term set fishermen and conservationists against each other.