Tag: marine protected areas

Scientists Agree on the Need to Protect 30% of the Sea. But Which 30%?

June 8, 2020 By Elizabeth Claire Alberts Mongabay
Despite the rich biodiversity of the high seas, only about 1% are currently protected, while the rest lie beyond national jurisdiction. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea does provide some specification of what activities can and can’t be done in the open ocean, but experts say it doesn’t do enough to protect the high seas.

Coral Gardeners

April 30, 2020 By Natalie Hunter-Smith oceanographic
After consecutive years of coastal development, the ongoing pressure of tourism, bleaching events and escalating climate change, the reef communities are declining. The coral rubble sweeps into the waves, distorting that instantly recognisable blue. However, on the small volcanic island of Tahiti, in the Mo’orea Island lagoon, a group of young ocean lovers has decided to do something to try and protect their paradise.