Tag: Marine Protected Areas

Ocean Hope Rising: Detente in Fish Land

Written by | August 5th, 2009

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Many of us out here in Fishlandia (that’s the world of people who research. conserve and care about fish and fish habitat) were more than a bit surprised and very delighted to hear of new collaborative work undertaken by 21 of the world’s top marine fish scientists over the last two years and published last […]

Adapting to Climate Change? Don’t Forget People

Written by | August 4th, 2009

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I am guessing that few if any people reading this would picture people when they think about an ecosystem. I know when I think ecosystems, I think plants, animals, rivers, etc., but not people. Ecosystems are about nature. People aren’t nature, right? But, by definition, there is nothing that excludes people from being part of […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 31

Written by | July 31st, 2009

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Your green horoscope for today: Every piece of bad news has a piece of good news, too. (Kind of like when a door closes, a window opens — except that your apartment is probably on the 22nd floor.) Learn more in these five glass-half-empty, glass-half-full green links, fresh from Al Gore’s brainchild: A new global […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 27

Written by | July 27th, 2009

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Justin Timberlake, eco-golfer? Fore sure! That and more in this morning’s Goodness: Having gotten Nike to capitulate, Greenpeace UK continues its campaign to stop shoe companies from using leather from cattle grazed on former Amazon rainforest lands, reports Environmental Leader. Reebok, Adidas, Timberland and Clarks are among the targets. What are the Seven Wonders of […]

The Most Neglected Habitat

Written by | July 22nd, 2009

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Few conservation products are as globally recognized as the Red List of Threatened Species, produced by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The contents of the “Red List” are routinely used to help guide the conservation work of governments, NGOs and scientific institutions. So it was with mixed enthusiasm that I read the […]

What the Coral Triangle Initiative Means to Me

Written by | June 4th, 2009

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There has been much excitement recently regarding the Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) — a pathbreaking commitment by the governments of Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, the Philippines, East Timor and Malaysia to protect marine resources in the region known as the Coral Triangle, which is the most biodiverse marine area on the planet. […]

An Unprecedented Opportunity for Oceans

Written by | May 18th, 2009

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Friday’s emails here at the Conservancy were swirling with excitement about what some have called “one of the most important conservation advances of all time” — the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security (CTI). And I have to agree with that enthusiastic assessment. When have we ever heard of six governments […]

Conservation by Convention Center

Written by | May 8th, 2009

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Not all conservationists are in the jungle discovering new species and measuring tree cover, or counting reef species in crystal clear tropical seas. Some make the biggest difference in conference rooms.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, Feb. 17

Written by | February 17th, 2009

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Didn’t have time to keep up with the news over the holiday weekend? Well, you’re in luck – we’ve compiled the most interesting enviro-news for you. Just read on… Pika Protection Possible: The American pika appears to be dying off due to temperature increases in the West. Should it join the polar bear on the endangered […]

Where’s the Best Place You’ve Ever Dived?

Written by | January 10th, 2009

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As a marine biologist, I’m extremely fortunate that I get to visit some of the world’s most spectacular coral reefs. Many people have asked me: “Where is the best place you’ve ever dived?” Wow, now that’s a tough question. For sheer biodiversity, it’s the Coral Triangle, where the range of life forms, in all shapes […]

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