Tag: marine protected area

Haiti Declares Its First Marine Protected Area

Written by | August 29th, 2013

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Once known as the Pearl of the Antilles, Haiti celebrates its first marine protected area, opening a new chapter for a country after many years of degradation.

The Caribbean Summit: Leaders Valuing Nature

Written by | May 9th, 2013

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An upcoming summit will focus on protecting the Caribbean’s rich coastal and marine environment for its people, its natural diversity and its economies.

Unexplored Territory: Follow the 2012 Raja Ampat Journey

Written by | October 15th, 2012

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Join this year’s trip to Raja Ampat, where our scientists are trying something new: exploring coral reefs we don’t protect to learn about the ones we do.

David, Meet Goliath

Written by | April 25th, 2012

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99% of world’s oceans are unprotected and marine scientists alone can’t save them. Rather, the oceans need to be saved by popular demand, says the Conservancy’s Mark Spalding.

Nature Brains: Environmental Education Pays Off for MPAs

Written by | March 27th, 2012

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What’s the price of a good marine education? Turns out it’s just $24/year, according to a new study by Nature Conservancy scientists.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, March 9

Written by | March 9th, 2012

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Ready for some green news?

  1. Oh, no big deal, it’s just a live penguin cam! (Grist)
  2. Shipping containers mimics Costa Rican rainforest for endangered frogs. (BBC)
  3. Underwater video cameras prove marine protected areas benefit sharks. (Washington Post)
  4. James Cameron could watch Titanic twice! on his journey to the ocean’s deepest point. (National Geographic)
  5. Urban farms provide sources of healthy food to underserved communities. (Care2)

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: The Heat Is On

Written by | November 29th, 2011

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For those who think temperature ain’t nothing but a number, think again: warmer weather is having a profound impact on coral reefs.

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: Innovative Approaches to Marine Conservation

Written by | November 28th, 2011

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Learn how ecotourism is behind one of the most important marine conservation achievements in Indonesia.

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: Coral Galore

Written by | November 27th, 2011

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Raja Ampat is home to more than 550 species of coral. It’s a wonder to behold — but a hassle to catalog. Learn how the team is tackling a Herculean task.

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: The Long and Short of Reef Health Monitoring

Written by | November 22nd, 2011

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The expedition team has been encountering some exotic species. Join them as they examine a gigantic fish ball!

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