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Britain Has Responsibility to Designate Its Marine Territories as ‘Bluebelt’ to Protect Oceans and Wildlife

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Britain Has Responsibility to Designate Its Marine Territories as ‘Bluebelt’ to Protect Oceans and Wildlife

Source: The Telegraph/Sarah Knapton - December 12, 2017

Britain must designate its overseas territories as ‘bluebelt’ to help protect wildlife and prevent plastic pollution entering the oceans, campaigners have said.

Following the final episode of Blue more…

Preserving the National Marine Sanctuary System Guards Natural Resources

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Preserving the National Marine Sanctuary System Guards Natural Resources

Source: GreenBiz/Jenny Woodman - December 11, 2017

Much of what lay beneath the ship was a mystery. The edge of the continental shelf plummets more than 2 miles somewhere in the vicinity more…

Fiji’s Shark God Dakuwaqa Protects Those At Sea: Now It’s Time to Return the Favor

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Fiji’s Shark God Dakuwaqa Protects Those At Sea: Now It’s Time to Return the Favor

Source: The Guardian/Lauren Smith - September 19, 2017

The Fijian shark culture and mythology is one which deeply appeals to me. The shark is revered by many Fijians, and legend has it that Dakuwaqa, 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…

Scientists Find That Better Management of Marine Reserves Could Mitigate Effects of Climate Change

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Scientists Find That Better Management of Marine Reserves Could Mitigate Effects of Climate Change

Source: Phys.org/Oregon State University - June 7, 2017

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 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…

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…

Palau Lawmakers Approve National Marine Sanctuary Act

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Palau Lawmakers Approve National Marine Sanctuary Act

Source: AP/Elaine Kurtenbach - October 22, 2015

Lawmakers in the tiny Pacific island nation of Palau passed a law Thursday to make almost all its coastal waters a marine sanctuary in the latest move more…

UK Creates Largest Marine Reserve in the World

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UK Creates Largest Marine Reserve in the World

Source: National Geographic/Brian Clark Howard - March 18, 2015

British Prime Minister David Cameron's government today announced the creation of the world’s largest contiguous ocean reserve on Wednesday, setting aside 322,000 square miles (830,000 square kilometers) around the more…

Will UK Create World’s Largest Marine Reserve?

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Will UK Create World’s Largest Marine Reserve?

Source: The Guardian/John Vidal - February 12, 2015

Pressure is mounting on the UK government and opposition parties to commit to creating at least one massive marine reserve in the Pacific or Atlantic more…