Tag: MPA

Only ‘A-list’ of Coral Reefs Found to Sustain Ecosystems, Livelihoods

April 27, 2020 By Basten Gokkon Mongabay
Most of the tropical reef sites around the world are no longer able to simultaneously sustain coral reef ecosystems and the livelihoods of the people who depend on them, as human pressure and impacts of climate change increase, a new study shows. Only 5% of 1,800 tropical reef sites across 41 countries, states and territories on Earth had plentiful fish stocks, high fish biodiversity and grazing, and well-preserved ecosystem functions.

Opinion: The Most Remote Islands in the Atlantic Ocean Need Protection

March 30, 2020 Pew Charitable Trusts
In the remote waters of the South Atlantic Ocean lies the Tristan da Cunha archipelago, some 2,400 kilometres (1,491 miles) west of South Africa. A chain of four islands, Tristan da Cunha covers a small land area—about one-tenth the size of London—but it has an exclusive economic zone (EEZ) close to three times the size of the United Kingdom: 754,000 square kilometres (291,121 square miles).