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As Large Marine Reserves Proliferate, Care Must be Taken to Ensure They’re Properly Enforced and Effective

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As Large Marine Reserves Proliferate, Care Must be Taken to Ensure They’re Properly Enforced and Effective

Source: News Deeply/Matthew O. Berger - September 14, 2017

As progress is steadily being made toward the United Nations goal of setting aside 10 percent of the ocean as marine protected areas by 2020, scientists and conservationists more…

One of World’s Largest Marine Protected Areas Created Off Easter Island

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One of World’s Largest Marine Protected Areas Created Off Easter Island

Source: The Guardian/Arthur Neslen - September 13, 2017

One of the world’s largest marine protection areas has been created off the coast of Easter Island.

The 740,000 sq km Rapa Nui marine park is roughly more…

An Amendment Designed to Protect Marine Protected Areas

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An Amendment Designed to Protect Marine Protected Areas

Source: Hakai Magazine/Erica Gies - August 31, 2017

When the final boundaries of the new Laurentian Channel Marine Protected Area were announced in May, environmentalists were dismayed to learn that 98 percent of more…

How 24 Countries Finally Stopped Arguing and Protected The Ross Sea, One of the Last Pristine Areas in the World

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How 24 Countries Finally Stopped Arguing and Protected The Ross Sea, One of the Last Pristine Areas in the World

Source: Smithsonian - June 14, 2017

Last October, 24 countries agreed to establish the world’s largest protected marine area: the Ross Sea in Antarctica. Sometimes referred to as “the last ocean,” this more…

Gabon Announces Creation of Africa’s Largest Network of Marine Protected Areas

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Gabon Announces Creation of Africa’s Largest Network of Marine Protected Areas

Source: National Geographic/Laura Parker - June 7, 2017

The central African nation of Gabon announced Monday the creation of Africa’s largest network of marine protected areas, home to a diverse array of threatened more…

Canada’s Largest Planned Marine Protected Area Severely Weakened

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Canada’s Largest Planned Marine Protected Area Severely Weakened

Source: Hakai Magazine/Erica Gies - May 15, 2017

Canada is about to get its largest marine protected area: 11,619 square kilometers in the Laurentian Channel off the southwest coast of Newfoundland. This summer, more…

Small Island Nation of Palau Makes Big Case For Protecting Marine Environment

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Small Island Nation of Palau Makes Big Case For Protecting Marine Environment

Source: National Geographic/Sarah Gibbens - April 10, 2017

It stands to reason that if you protect the ocean, ecosystems will thrive. Now, scientists have hard data to back up that logical assumption, thanks more…

No Co-Management for the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary

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No Co-Management for the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary

Source: Stuff.co.nz/Rosanna Price - March 8, 2016

A new board will be set up to govern the Kermadec ocean sanctuary but will not entail the "co-management" structure iwi had wanted.

However, two more…

Reef Shark Killed by Fishing Nets Sparks Calls for Greater Protection in Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

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Reef Shark Killed by Fishing Nets Sparks Calls for Greater Protection in Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

Source: Asia One/Muguntan Vanar - February 10, 2016

KOTA KINABALU - A picture of a reef shark killed by fishing nets within the protected Tunku Abdul Rahman Park has sparked calls for immediate more…

It’s Official: Palau Just Protected 80% of Its Ocean

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It’s Official: Palau Just Protected 80% of Its Ocean

Source: National Geographic/Jane J. Lee - October 28, 2015

An island nation in the Pacific Ocean that's smaller than New York City has created an ocean reserve that's bigger than California.

The president of more…