Posts Tagged ‘Protection’

 

FFI: When is an MPA not an MPA?

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

A recent paper on the effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in northern Europe (“Elevated trawling inside protected areas undermines conservation outcomes in a global fishing hot spot”) reveals that…

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Calum Duncan: Oceans need protection

Monday, December 17th, 2018

From the air we breathe to the food we eat, Scotland needs oceans full of life. Yet they are struggling. With the tide of ocean plastics awareness, resistance to mechanically…

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LINK Launch Bid for Scotland Environment Act

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
Scottish Environment LINK, a coalition of Scotland’s leading environmental charities have launched an urgent campaign, “Fight for Scotland’s Nature” at the Scottish Parliament. Together they call for Scotland to have...
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Sir David Attenborough demands MSPs protect kelp

Friday, October 26th, 2018
                     Kelp Forest Image © Richard Shucksmith for SNH, Flickr Renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough has insisted it is “absolutely imperative” that action is taken to protect kelp in Scotland’s...
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Listening to the Baltic Sea Harbour Porpoise

Monday, October 22nd, 2018
      Baltic Sea Harbour Porpoise image © Ecomare/Salko de Wolf Den Hoorn Texel, Wikipedia By tracking the echolocation clicks of the endangered Baltic Sea harbour porpoise population, scientists have discovered...
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Designating MPAs may have unseen political effects

Thursday, October 18th, 2018
The designation and management of MPAs is frequently not representative, often marginalising local or indigenous people, details this article from The Conversation. Zones of ocean known as Marine Protected Areas...
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Race for vast remote MPAs a diversion?

Monday, October 1st, 2018
The seas around Hawaii are set to become one of the world’s largest marine protected areas (MPAs), US president Barack Obama has announced. The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument will be...
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