Is Offshore Drilling Worth the Environmental Risk of Spills?

In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon spill, governments around the world are double-checking spill response plans for their own marine areas and coastlines, particularly in areas of offshore drilling. But despite the catastrophic impact the spill may have on the Gulf...

How Close Is the MPA Field to Meeting Its Global Targets?

Last decade, multiple international goals were set for the protection of oceans through MPAs, with deadlines for reaching them. For some of the main goals, the deadline is now just two years away: At the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), national...

Notes & News

Scientists call for large no-take areas More than 260 marine scientists from 39 countries have signed a statement calling for the designation of a global system of very large no-take MPAs. Such a system would help ensure the future abundance of top marine predator...