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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…

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…

Fish Evolve to Play it Safe and Take Advantage of Marine Protected Areas

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Fish Evolve to Play it Safe and Take Advantage of Marine Protected Areas

Source: Science Daily/University of British Columbia - March 27, 2017

New research supports the creation of more marine reserves in the world's oceans because, the authors say, fish can evolve to be more cautious and more…

Obama’s Hawaiian Marine Preserve: Massive Potential, Monumental Challenges

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Obama’s Hawaiian Marine Preserve: Massive Potential, Monumental Challenges

Source: The Conversation/Char Miller, Pomona College - September 2, 2016

President Obama’s environmental record just went big. On August 26, he quadrupled the size of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in the center of the more…

Stakeholders to Host Third Meeting for Proposed Marine Protected Area for Long Island, Bahamas

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Stakeholders to Host Third Meeting for Proposed Marine Protected Area for Long Island, Bahamas

Source: Ocean CREST Alliance - July 25, 2016

On July 25, 26 and 27,The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) will host, along with its national conservation partners, The Nature Conservancy, BREEF, and regional conservation more…

Ecuador Creates New Galápagos Islands Marine Sanctuary to Protect Sharks

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Ecuador Creates New Galápagos Islands Marine Sanctuary to Protect Sharks

Source: The Guardian/Jessica Aldred - March 23, 2016

Ecuador has created a new marine sanctuary in the Galápagos Islands that will offer protection to the world’s greatest concentration of sharks.

Some 15,000 square miles (38,000 more…

South Africa Announces Additional Measures to Protect the Ocean

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South Africa Announces Additional Measures to Protect the Ocean

Source: IOL/Tony Carney - February 29, 2016

South Africa has announced plans for a major expansion of “national parks in the sea”, by creating a new 70 000km2 network of marine protected more…

Australia Contemplates Shrinking Ocean Sanctuaries to Increase Commercial Fishing

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Australia Contemplates Shrinking Ocean Sanctuaries to Increase Commercial Fishing

Source: The Guardian/Lenore Taylor - February 8, 2016

Australia’s leading marine scientists are appealing to the federal government to reject a review expected to recommend a significant reduction in the size of ocean more…

New Marine Reserve Created Around Ascension Island

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New Marine Reserve Created Around Ascension Island

Source: BBC News/Roger Harrabin - January 11, 2016

The government is to create a marine reserve almost as big as the UK in the Atlantic waters of Ascension Island.
Just over half of more…