Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Privately owned and managed protected areas (PPAs): do you know of good marine examples?

A new research project funded by the Linden Trust is collecting evidence about the extent and variety of private protected areas (PPA) around the world. The project, which is collaborating closely with IUCN-WCPA, will be building up a series of national and themed case studies, working with in-country partners. It will also be seeking to strengthen and expand the definition of PPAs, building on the 2008 IUCN protected area category guidelines. Anyone with information to share or questions about the project should contact: Sue Stolton at

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Good news for the High Seas? Supreme Court says human genes cannot be patented - The Washington Post

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that companies cannot patent parts of naturally-occurring human genes, a decision with the potential to profoundly affect the emerging and lucrative medical and biotechnology industries.
The high court’s unanimous judgment reverses three decades of patent awards by government officials. 

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Ocean Exchange Awards and Accelerates Innovative Solutions Globally

Innovative, cutting-edge solutions to our globe's most pressing issues can be found in Ocean Exchange Gallery . Founded in 2010, The Ocean Exchange™ unites worldwide organizations across multiple disciplines and boundaries to accelerate the distribution and adoption of solutions that positively impact economies, the environment, and health

IUCN WCPA Antarctic MPA statement

This statement is a response to discussions on the designation of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marne Living Resources (CCAMLR), which recently introduced a debate about time-limits for MPA designations. 

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Join in and watch OceansLIVE!!

The OceansLIVE team will be bringing you all the action from Capitol Hill Ocean Week 2013, a premier conference on ocean issues, June 4-6 from the Newseum in Washington, D.C. 
Tune in daily for streaming broadcasts featuring interviews with ocean champions from around the world and frank discussions about the biggest challenges - and the opportunities - facing our blue planet.