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Why it Makes Sense to Protect 64% of Our Ocean: The High Seas

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Why it Makes Sense to Protect 64% of Our Ocean: The High Seas

Source: The TerraMar Project - October 19, 2017

We’ve all heard stories of the ‘Wild West’ growing up. It was a time before ours. In a place where government and laws didn’t exist.
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‘Catastrophic Breeding Event’: Just Two Adélie Penguin Chicks Survive From Colony of 40,000

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‘Catastrophic Breeding Event’: Just Two Adélie Penguin Chicks Survive From Colony of 40,000

Source: The Guardian/Michael Slezak - October 17, 2017

A colony of about 40,000 Adélie penguins in Antarctica has suffered a “catastrophic breeding event” – all but two chicks have died of starvation this year. It more…

Mexico Expands Revillagigedo Marine Park to Create Largest Marine Protected Area in North America

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Mexico Expands Revillagigedo Marine Park to Create Largest Marine Protected Area in North America

Source: National Geographic/Brian Clark Howard/Michael Greshko - October 12, 2017

The Mexican government has announced the creation of a new marine reserve in the Pacific Ocean Thursday, the largest protected area of its kind in more…

Three New Marine Parks Protect a Combined 290,000 Square Miles of Ocean

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Three New Marine Parks Protect a Combined 290,000 Square Miles of Ocean

Source: National Geographic/Michael Greshko - October 6, 2017

The countries of Chile and Niue just made a huge splash in the world of ocean conservation.

Niue, a tiny South Pacific island nation with more…

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…