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Corsica: Marine World Heritage site managers share solutions to marine conservation issues

Rock islands Southern Lagoon © Jerker Tamelander

Rock islands Southern Lagoon © Jerker Tamelander

Published on Thursday, 21 September 2017 05:13

Managers of the 46 marine sites inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List will meet in Ajaccio (Corsica, France) from 18 to 20 October to explore ways to advance the interests of marine conservation worldwide.

Marine World Heritage sites, often referred to as “the crown jewels of the oceans,” represent one quarter of all protected marine areas in terms of the surface they cover.

Read more: Corsica: Marine World Heritage site managers share solutions to marine conservation issues

 

Marine Protected Areas in the Caribbean Learn to Contain Lionfish

Tobago Cays, Saint Vincent and Grenadines. © Iain Grant / Creative Commons

Tobago Cays, Saint Vincent and Grenadines. © Iain Grant / Creative Commons

Published on Thursday, 21 September 2017 05:13

Staff from six marine protected areas from Grenada and St Vincent and the Grenadines recently trained in lionfish capture and handling during the third annual networking meeting of the marine protected areas of the Grenadines, from August 28 to August 30, 2013 in Carriacou.

Grenada Sustainable Grenadines, an integrated development and biodiversity conservation NGO, gave rangers/wardens from the two countries an opportunity to get hands-on experience in managing lionfish.

Read more: Marine Protected Areas in the Caribbean Learn to Contain Lionfish

 

Staff from six marine protected areas from Grenada and St Vincent and the Grenadines recently trained in lionfish capture and handling during the third annual networking meeting of the marine protected areas of the Grenadines, from August 28 to August 30, 2013 in Carriacou.

Grenada Sustainable Grenadines, an integrated development and biodiversity conservation NGO, gave rangers/wardens from the two countries an opportunity to get hands-on experience in managing lionfish.

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$74,000 to California Schools to Protect the Ocean

© NOAA

© NOAA

Published on Thursday, 21 September 2017 05:13

NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries has awarded 21 K-12 schools in California with more than $74,000 in grants to help protect the health of the ocean.

The schools received a Ocean Guardian School grants to implement a hands-on school or community-based project that helps protect and conserve the health of local watersheds, the ocean and special ocean areas like national marine sanctuaries.

Read more: $74,000 to California Schools to Protect the Ocean

 

INMARE Marine Film Festival: Submissions Open until October 15

© Vanzo / Portofino MPA

© Vanzo / Portofino MPA

Published on Thursday, 21 September 2017 05:13

Portofino Marine Protected Area (Italy) is organizing on December 6, 7 and 8, 2013, a film festival on MPAs around the globe. Film makers may answer its call for submissions until October 15, 2013.

Camogli International Marine Reserves Film Festival (INMARE) will showcase short-, medium and full-length films that raise public awareness of the strategic role marine protected areas play in protecting biodiversity.

Read more: INMARE Marine Film Festival: Submissions Open until October 15

 

Pacific Islands Pledge to Protect Ocean Against Climate Change

Majuro, Marshall Islands © Stefan Lins / Creative Commons

Majuro, Marshall Islands © Stefan Lins / Creative Commons

Published on Thursday, 21 September 2017 05:13

At the Pacific Islands Forum in Majuro (Marshall Islands), sixteen states renewed on Wednesday, September 4, their commitment to fight climate change, notably through marine protected areas.

Pacific islands are directly threatened by the rise in sea levels: some atolls stand just 2-3 meters above the surface. The Majuro Manifesto is a call for immediate action, and will be presented at the United Nations general assembly in New York.

Read more: Pacific Islands Pledge to Protect Ocean Against Climate Change

 

Russia Stalls Powers' Bid To Create Antarctic Marine Sanctuaries

Published on Thursday, 21 September 2017 05:13

Russia has stalled U.S. and European initiatives to establish no-take marine protected areas in the Southern Ocean, ending a landmark meeting to debate protections for Antarctic wildlife.

The defeat came at an extraordinary gathering in Germany of the intergovernmental Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), which concluded without an agreement.

Read more: Russia Stalls Powers' Bid To Create Antarctic Marine Sanctuaries

 

On Facebook, French Environment Ministry Turns Spotlight on MPAs

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IMPAC3 acoustic cabin at Géode. © Agnès Poiret / AAMP

Published on Thursday, 21 September 2017 05:13

Seizing on the occasion of the official launch of IMPAC3 in Paris, on June 5, and of World Ocean Day, on June 6, 2013, the Facebook page of the French Ministry in charge of the environment highlights the role of marine protected areas.

Read more: On Facebook, French Environment Ministry Turns Spotlight on MPAs

 

IMPAC Official Launch in Paris

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La Géode, Paris. © La Géode

Published on Thursday, 21 September 2017 05:13

On June 5, 6:30 pm, the Agence des aires marines protégées (French MPA Agency) and Géode (a science-oriented Omnimax cinema housed inside a geodesic dome) are joining forces to officially launch the Third International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC3)

Just before World Oceans Day, a press conference is hosted jointly by Paul Giacobbi, Chair of the board of the Agence des aires marines protégées, and by Claudie Haigneré, Chair of the board of Géode.

Read more: IMPAC Official Launch in Paris

 

Morocco Tunes in to Marine Protected Areas

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A school on a field trip in Al Hoceima National Park, Morocco. © Rodpal

Published on Thursday, 21 September 2017 05:13

Morocco is about to create three test MPAs in an effort to contribute to the sustainability of small-scale fisheries.

Under the leadership of the Agence du partenariat pour le progress (APP), a Moroccan public agency created in 2008, three test sites were selected, based on an review by the National institute of Fisheries Research (INHR).

Read more: Morocco Tunes in to Marine Protected Areas

 

OSPAR Relies on MAIA to Compile Database of Marine Protected Areas

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Participants at the second MAIA workshop in Totnes (Devon). © Finding Sanctuary

Published on Thursday, 21 September 2017 05:13

The international community will use the MAIA database to collect and publish information on the MPAs of the Atlantic arc.

MAIA is the network of MPA managers of the European Atlantic coastline, from the northern tip of Scotland down to the Azores.

Read more: OSPAR Relies on MAIA to Compile Database of Marine Protected Areas

 

Aichi 11: Numbers on Target, But Mixed Reality

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Djarifa fishing in Mayotte, Indian Ocean © Rebecca Guezel / AAMP

Published on Thursday, 21 September 2017 05:13

A new study by marine-conservation scientists and policy experts finds that the world is actually on track towards meeting global marine protection goals, but warns that numbers alone cannot be a measure of success.

Under the leadership of The Nature Conservancy and of the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre, the authors reviewed 10,280 marine protected areas (MPAs) covering 8.3 million square kilometers.

Read more: Aichi 11: Numbers on Target, But Mixed Reality

 
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