Wednesday, 8 June 2011

See how marine reserves work - get animated about this post!

A Google Earth tour developed by the Partnership for Disciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans’ (PISCO) Science of Marine Reserves Project allows us to dive underwater to see how full protection inside marine reserves has led to benefits at sites around the world. Data collected by scientists shows that organisms can increase in both number and size when they are protected inside marine reserves

Breakthrough at the United Nations: hopes grow for the high seas

08 June 2011

Today, World Oceans Day, IUCN is celebrating a major breakthrough in global efforts to conserve the high seas.

Last week at the United Nations, countries took the first, essential steps towards closing the huge gaps which exist in international law which leave the high seas—those areas beyond national jurisdiction—so poorly protected.

The high seas cover nearly 50% of our planet and 64% of the ocean. They are the largest area of

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

The ocean strikes gold in London!

Monday 6th June, 2011

The rain cleared away, the skies brightened and nearly 300 guests arrived heralding a magical evening at the awards ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society in London. Sylvia Earle a long-time Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society was there to be honoured with the highest award that can be bestowed. It was back in

Science to Action guidebook!

Conservation International is pleased to announce the release of the Science to Action Guidebook¸ which provides a roadmap for using science to influence decision-making. Co-authored by 17 scientists, conservationists and communicators, the Guidebook draws upon and highlights experiences around the world. Both ‘ends’ provide practical tips for making the link between scientists and decision-makers, which culminate in the centerfold. The Guidebook can be downloaded at