News tagged with protected areas

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

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 5 / 5 (1) 2

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 2 / 5 (1) 0

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 not rated yet 0

Coral can recover from climate change damage

A study by the University of Exeter provides the first evidence that coral reefs can recover from the devastating effects of climate change. Published Monday 11 January in the journal PLOS One, the research shows ...

Jan 09, 2010 4.1 / 5 (9) 50 | with audio podcast

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