News tagged with protected areas

Obama to enlarge US marine sanctuary: report

President Barack Obama will on Tuesday announce plans to significantly expand a US sanctuary in the central Pacific Ocean in a move that could create the world's largest such protected area, the Washington ...

Jun 17, 2014 5 / 5 (3) 0

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 not rated yet 0

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 not rated yet 0

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 not rated yet 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) ...

Dec 24, 2013 3.8 / 5 (4) 0