Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Call for Content for World Parks Congress, November 12-19, 2014.

The World Parks Congress is calling for content ideas for the Congress from the conservation community. Marine issues will be a cross-cutting theme at the Congress, led by NOAA, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Parks Authority, Parks Australia, and WCPA-Marine. We plan to have an exciting showcase of marine conservation ideas, best practices and opportunities. All participation ideas should be emailed to: Guidelines for Proposals<http://worldparkscongress.org/downloads/Guidelines%20for%20Proposals.pdf>.

Monday, 13 January 2014

Creation of a New Marine Protected Area in Northeastern Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Haïti
January 8, 2013

On Wednesday, December 11, 2013 the Haitian government published the creation of Haiti’s second Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the official journal, Le Moniteur. The new MPA is hereby called the “The Three Bays Protected Area (Parc Marin des Trois Baies)” and is located in Northeastern Haiti. This new protected area encloses an area covering a total of close to 90,000 hectares (900 sq.km.) and includes the bays of Limonade, Caracol, and Ft. Liberté, as well as the Lagon aux Boeufs.