Huge No-Take Area Proposed for Australian Coral Sea

Australia’s portion of the Coral Sea should be designated as a giant no-take marine reserve, according to a new campaign led by the Pew Environment Group (a US-based NGO), several Australian marine scientists, and former Australian Navy officials. The proposed...

MPA Perspective: A Role for Marine Conservation Agreements

Editor’s note: The following essay offers lessons from a learning workshop on marine conservation agreements presented in October at the World Conservation Congress in Barcelona, Spain. John Claussen is director of the Conservation and Community Investment...

Notes & News

Greenpeace dumps boulders in MPA to discourage trawling Greenpeace activists in August placed more than 300 large granite stones in an MPA in the German EEZ of the North Sea in an attempt to discourage bottom trawling activity there. Each boulder, weighing 2-3 metric...