News tagged with protected areas

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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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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Climate is changing the Great Barrier Reef

Satellite measurement of sea surface temperatures has yielded clear evidence of major changes taking place in the waters of Australia's Great Barrier Reef over the past 25 years, marine scientists have found.

Sep 24, 2012
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Sea turtles benefiting from protected areas

Nesting green sea turtles are benefiting from marine protected areas by using habitats found within their boundaries, according to a U.S. Geological Survey study that is the first to track the federally protected ...

Apr 29, 2013
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Sobering update on Jamaica's largest vertebrate

In 1990, the Jamaican iguana was removed from the list of extinct species when a small population was re-discovered on the island. Unfortunately, the species continues to be critically endangered, with only a single location ...

Apr 01, 2014
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New park protects 15,000 gorillas

The Republic of Congo has declared a new national park that protects a core population of the 125,000 western lowland gorillas discovered by WCS in 2008.

Jan 31, 2013
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A major study of all penguin populations

A major study of all penguin species suggests the birds are at continuing risk from habitat degradation. Writing in the journal, Conservation Biology, a group of internationally renowned scientists recomm ...

Aug 06, 2014
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