Tag: Marine Protected Areas

Expedition to the Spice Islands: Designing a Resilient Network of Marine Protected Areas

Written by | December 5th, 2012

 (0)

The Banda Islands are a high priority for marine conservation, and an important area to expand the coverage of marine protected areas (MPAs) in Indonesia.

Be It Resolved: Giving Thanks to Palau

Written by | November 30th, 2012

 (0)

After Palau’s National Congress honored the Conservancy with a resolution of thanks, our Charles Bedford drafted a resolution of his own.

Expedition to the Spice Islands: Challenges and Opportunities for Marine Conservation

Written by | November 20th, 2012

 (0)

The Banda Islands have a rich and violent history as the Spice Islands.

Expedition to the Spice Islands: A Refuge for an Endangered Species

Written by | November 20th, 2012

 (0)

Napoleon Wrasse are never very abundant, although they do form small aggregations of tens to more than a 100 fish to reproduce. They also change sex from female to male, so most small adults are female and it is mainly the males that exceed 1m in length. Sometimes around spawning time, you can see a harem of Napoleon Wrasse comprising a large male and several smaller females.

Expedition to the Spice Islands: Corals and Volcanoes

Written by | November 20th, 2012

 (3)

The coral reefs of the Banda Islands have some of the most spectacular and resilient reefs in the world. One of the reasons for this, is that they are in the heart of the Coral Triangle ⎯ the epicentre of marine diversity.

Expedition to the Spice Islands: A Rapid Marine Assessment

Written by | November 20th, 2012

 (1)

Last week (November 7-16th 2012) Conservancy scientist Alison Green traveled to the Banda Islands to help the Coral Triangle Centre conduct a second rapid marine assessment, which focused on collecting the social and ecological information required to design a resilient network of MPAs for the area.

Raja Ampat 2012: Swimming with Ocean Nomads

Written by | November 2nd, 2012

 (0)

The team is encountering sea turtles galore! Read about their diving experiences with some of the ocean’s most vulnerable nomads.

Collaboration at Its Best

Written by | November 16th, 2011

 (0)

Representatives from three organizations talk about a major success story, and how working together is helping to save a tropical ocean heaven.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 9

Written by | November 9th, 2011

 (0)

It’s not easy being green.

  1. When it comes to climate change, do your eco-friendly choices really make a difference? (Grist)
  2. So now maybe marine reserves don’t promote coral recovery, according to a controversial new report. (Mongabay)
  3. For the first time in 75 years, an entire genus of mammal may go extinct. (National Geographic)
  4. As the population gets older, carbon emissions may subside a bit…maybe, says a new study. (Green House)
  5. Facebook’s adding solar panels to its new headquarters. Like! (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 20

Written by | June 20th, 2011

 (0)

Comeback stories are a great way to start your Monday!

  1. Yum, cicada ice cream! Could bugs be a tasty new food source? (Treehugger)
  2. Texas drought sparks more than just thirst in the battle over water use on the Colorado River. (Green)
  3. The Arabian oryx gets an upgrade and makes history in the process. (Extinction Countdown)
  4. The Hawaiian moorhen, coot and stilt are making comebacks, too. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. Here’s a great question: if marine protected areas can help our oceans recover, why are there so few of them? (YaleE360)
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...



About Conservancy Talk

We're green. We're nature-lovers. We are Conservancy Talk. Hear Nature Conservancy staff and invited experts share their voices on today’s conservation issues — in our uniquely rigorous, science-based way. Learn more

Latest Tweets from @nature_org