News tagged with protected areas

Diving into biodiversity

Victoria Erb stood in the back of the boat with her classmates and watched three sharks cut through the crystal clear water of Belize's Great Blue Hole.

Mar 27, 2014
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Marine reserves: Finding the balance with oil and gas

How do we get the most out of our marine reserves? The government is in the process of reviewing Australia's network of marine protected areas. The review focuses on zones that exclude recreational fishers, and whether those fishers can be allowed back in. ...

Feb 06, 2014
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Rethink needed on turtle conservation

(Phys.org) —Green turtle populations have expanded so much in Indonesia's east coast islands marine protected areas that they are adopting new feeding habits, degrading the ecosystem and threatening their ...

Jan 09, 2014
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Exciting finds in Scottish underwater surveys

What has been described as the 'UK's biggest and best known example' of an unusual marine habitat has been found in a Scottish loch during surveys carried out by scientists from Heriot-Watt, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) ...

Dec 24, 2013
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Vast Antarctic sanctuary plans fail

Plans to create two vast ocean sanctuaries in Antarctica to protect the pristine wilderness failed Friday for a third time with Russia and China blocking the bids, delegates at multi-nation talks said.

Nov 01, 2013
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Nations debate giant Antarctic ocean sanctuaries

Multi-nation talks on creating two vast sanctuaries in Antarctic waters began Wednesday with a key official saying a marine reserve protecting the pristine Ross Sea had the better chance of success.

Oct 23, 2013
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Nations gather to discuss ocean protection

Policymakers from some 100 nations meet in France next week to bolster efforts to have 10 percent of the world's marine and coastal areas under protection by 2020, conference organisers said Friday.

Oct 18, 2013
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