News tagged with protected areas

Marine reserves a solution to bycatch problem in oceans

Commercial fishermen may be able to catch more of the profitable fish they want with marine reserves than without them, according to a study in the journal PNAS led by the University of California, Davis. Using marine reserves ...

dateAug 07, 2017 in Ecology
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Current threats to our oceans are revealed

Covering two-thirds of our planet, the ocean was once thought to be too big to be threatened by human activity. Scientific evidence now shows that our use and abuse of this environment is having a detrimental effect on marine ...

dateAug 03, 2017 in Ecology
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New marine protected area designated in Costa Rica

International days, such as World Oceans Day earlier this month, are vitally important for raising awareness of topics such as marine biodiversity. But in Costa Rica this year, not only was awareness raised but a key action ...

dateJun 22, 2017 in Ecology
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