Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Marine protection group launches MPA Enforcement International, LLC

New firm combines years of experience in resource protection, training and management planning

 February 27, 2012
CONTACT: Jayson Horadam, 239-776-9967

 NAPLES, FL – February 21, 2012 – Marine Protection Group announced today the launch of MPA Enforcement International, LLC, a marine resource protection consulting and training firm. Comprised

The new Mission Blue site goes live!

Brand new #missionblue website on all news ocean from @TEDPrize wish of @SylviaEarle. Proud to partner in this launch: http://www.mission-blue.org

Pew Announces 2012 Recipients of Distinguished Marine Conservation Fellowship

Experts Work to Conserve Global Ocean Ecosystems
WASHINGTON (Feb. 28, 2012) – The Pew Environment Group announced today six recipients of the 2012 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation. They are from Brazil, Cuba, France, Peru, and the United States.
The 2012 Pew Fellowships in Marine Conservation will support projects to promote green infrastructure for climate adaptation in coastal communities, expand marine areas in Brazil that are

New Alliance calls for unprecedented protection for Antarctica’s oceans

WASHINGTON, DC, 29 February 2012 – The Antarctic Ocean Alliance, an international collective of environmental organizations and high-profile supporters, have come together to call for the world’s largest network of marine protected areas and no-take marine reserves to be established to protect Antarctica’s Southern Ocean.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Google Street View Maps Reef

Google Street View is set to take cameras underwater to map Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, in conjunction with The University of Queensland’s Global Change Institute, for a comprehensive study on coral health, dubbed the Catlin Seaview Survey. Also involved are the non-profit organization Underwater Earth and insurance company Catlin.

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Saturday, 25 February 2012

Development of Guidelines on Protected Areas and Invasive Species in Europe

The Bern Convention and the IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group are developing, with the support of EUROPARC and of WCPA, “Guidelines on Protected Areas and Invasive Species in Europe”. We kindly ask you to help us collect information and opinions on this topic.
We developed a synthetic web survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LG66TKT), that we expect will take only15 minutes of your time to complete. You will be asked to respond for aspecific protected