An international team of scientists has concluded that "highly protected" marine reserves can help mitigate the effects of climate change and suggests that these areas be expanded and better managed throughout the world.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opened the first-ever U.N. conference on oceans Monday with a warning that the seas are "under threat as never before," with one recent study warning that discarded plastic garbage could ...
Ocean conservation is essential for protecting the marine environment and safeguarding the resources that people rely on for livelihoods and food security. But there are many documented cases where conservation has bumped ...
Protected forests in developing nations are losing large numbers of trees and creating significant carbon emissions, despite their special status.
The tragic and sudden loss of an important marine site in Scotland highlights the need for better protection of the country's inshore waters.
Links between seabed type and quality are closely related to the abundance and size of young commercially fished species such as cod, haddock and whiting.
Marine protected areas (MPAs) are an increasingly popular strategy for protecting marine biodiversity, but a new global study demonstrates that widespread lack of personnel and funds are preventing MPAs from reaching their ...
A British man has been convicted of capturing and killing two of Britain's rarest butterflies, the endangered Large Blues, which have been a prized collector's item since the Victorian era.
The evolution of land animals has been shaped by barriers such as oceans and mountains which have divided them and sent them down different genetic paths.
A proposed Marine Protected Area (MPA) off Scotland's west coast would help basking sharks, researchers say.