News tagged with protected areas

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 ...

dateJan 09, 2014 in Ecology
shares0 comments 0

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) ...

dateDec 24, 2013 in Ecology
shares0 comments 0

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.

dateNov 01, 2013 in Earth Sciences
shares0 comments 0

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.

dateOct 23, 2013 in Ecology
shares0 comments 0

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.

dateOct 18, 2013 in Environment
shares0 comments 0