Marine Protected Area
Mozambique Leads in Marine Conservationtheterramarproject.org | 02 May 2013
Mozambiques pristine Primeiras and Segundas coastal belt is now formally under conservation, thanks to the recent proclamation of Africas biggest marine protected area (MPA).
Sanford gets behind Ross Sea protectionNew Zealand Herald | 18 Apr 2013
Sanford is supporting the creation of the world's largest marine protected area in the Ross Sea near Antarctica - the fishing grounds for the controversial Antarctic toothfish - provided tougher rules are enacted for vessels catching fish near the 2.27 million sq km proposed reserve.
Report highlights 'lack of clarity' with English MCZsfishupdate.com | 12 Apr 2013
A parliamentary report highlighting a chronic 'lack of clarity?' with English marine protection plans sends a strong signal to the Scottish Government about its proposals for a marine protected area network to safeguard Scotland?s marine biodiversity, says Scottish Environment LINK.
Protection extension recommended for Hector's dolphinsNew Zealand Herald | 08 Apr 2013
New Zealand's endangered Hector's dolphin population could recover if protection measures were extended to 100m deep throughout its habitat, according to a new University of Otago review.
Kerry to speak on Ross Sea planNew Zealand Herald | 16 Mar 2013
United States Secretary of State John Kerry and New Zealand ambassador to the US, Mike Moore, will speak in Washington next week about protecting the Antarctic's Ross Sea. Both men will be at a function which will include a screening of the New Zealand film The Last Ocean.
Australia's new marine protected areas: why they won't work (opinion)theconversation.edu.au | 15 Mar 2013
On land and in the sea, were losing sight of what nature conservation is about. Weve become dangerously focused on protected areas, but rarely consider what theyre supposed to achieve. One result is that biodiversity is declining almost everywhere while protected areas expand.
Five new marine reserves for the West CoastNew Zealand Herald | 10 Mar 2013
The area dedicated to marine reserves has grown by half, with five new reserves for the West Coast. Conservation Minister Nick Smith has formally approved the new Kahurangi, Punakaiki, Okarito, Tauparikaka and Hautai reserves.