Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Sylvia Earle's Birthday Wish

My birthday wish for 2011 is to underscore the “one wish to change the world” that I was asked to make for the 2009 TED Prize:

"I wish you would use all means at your disposal – Films! Expeditions! The Web! New submarines! – to create a campaign to ignite public support for a global network of Marine Protected Areas, hope spots large enough to save and restore the blue heart of the planet.

Monday, 29 August 2011

St. Maarten Man of War Shoal Marine Park Established

On Friday the 19th of August the Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunication the Honourable Mr. Franklin Meyers signed the Management Contract between Country St. Maarten and the St. Maarten Nature Foundation for the management of the Man of War Shoal Marine Park.

The Marine Park covers an area known as “the Proselyte Reef Complex “, which includes the island’s most ecologically and economically important marine habitat with extensive coral reef areas and sea grass beds.

Report on Caribbean MPA Capacity Assessment now online‏

The Caribbean Marine Protected Areas Management Network and Forum (CaMPAM) is pleased to announce the completion of the Caribbean MPA Management Capacity Assessment, which is now available online at the CaMPAM website http://campam.gcfi.org/CapAssess/CapacityAssessmentReport2011/index.html.

An initiative of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Coral Reef Conservation Program (NOAA CRCP) in partnership with CaMPAM, the report provides the results of an assessment of

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Call for nominations: IUCN Awards

Call for nominations: IUCN Awards

The deadline for all nominations is 30 September 2011.

The 3 awards will be presented at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Republic of Korea, 6-15 September 2012.

Harold Jefferson Coolidge Memorial Medal

User feedback requested on Science of Marine Reserves resources

The Science of Marine Reserves team at the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO) invites you to participate in a brief survey. We are conducting this survey to learn how you have used our marine reserve educational materials and to identify what materials could be useful to you in the future. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.