Marine Conservation Institute in the News

Northern Channel Islands Marine Protected Areas honored for conservation efforts

The Log (February 27, 2020)

The Northern Channel Islands Marine protected Areas are recognized for outstanding conservation efforts with Blue Parks award.

Glen Ellen organization makes big impact in global fight

Kenwood Press (February 15, 2020)

This article interviews President Dr. Lance Morgan on the importance of protecting ocean habitats and what Marine Conservation Institute focuses on.

Seychelles' Aldabra Atoll Given Special Designation Due to Rare Dugong Population

AllAfrica (February 13, 2020)

Seychelles’ Aldabra Atoll is recognized for outstanding conservation efforts with Blue Parks award.

Agencies Recognized for Conservation Efforts at Channel Islands Marine Protected Areas

Noozhawk (January 25, 2020)

The Northern Channel Islands Marine protected Areas are recognized for outstanding conservation efforts with Blue Parks award.

Agencies receive Blue Park Award for work in Northern Channel Islands Marine Protected Areas

Santa Barbara News Press (January 24, 2020)

The Northern Channel Islands Marine protected Areas are recognized for outstanding conservation efforts with Blue Parks award.

Seychelles’ Aldabra Atoll wins prestigious designation as protected ecosystem

Seychelles News Agency (December 27, 2019)

Aldabra Atoll recognized for outstanding conservation efforts with Blue Parks award. 

6 Marine Protected Areas Awarded Prestigious ‘Blue Park’ Designation For Using Science-Based Strategies 

Forbes (November 23, 2019)

Six Blue Parks join the network of global ocean refuges at the Our Ocean Conference in Oslo, Norway.

Northern Channel Islands Marine Protected Areas Join Growing Network of Global Ocean Refuges

The Log (November 18, 2019)

The Northern Channel Islands Marine Protected areas recognized for outstanding conservation efforts with Blue Parks award.

Arnavon marine park wins Blue Park award for conservation

Solomon Star (November 1, 2019)

Arnavon Marine Park is recognized for outstanding conservation efforts with Blue Parks award.

Parque Nacional del Coco, paraíso en Costa Rica

Wellness Destiny (October 30, 2019) 

Costa Rica’s Cocos Island is recognized for outstanding conservation efforts with Blue Parks award.

Commitments worth $63 billion pledged for ocean protection

Mongabay (October 28, 2019)

Six Blue Parks join the network of global ocean refuges at the Our Ocean Conference in Oslo, Norway.

Costa Rica’s Cocos Island Recognized as Blue Park

Campaignfornature.org (October 26, 2019)

Costa Rica’s Cocos Island is recognized for outstanding conservation efforts with Blue Parks award.

Costa Rica’s Cocos Island Recognized as Blue Park

The Costa Rica Star (October 26, 2019)

Costa Rica’s Cocos Island is recognized for outstanding conservation efforts with Blue Parks award.

Aldabra Atoll Special Reserve earns prestigious Blue Park Award

Nation.sc (October 25, 2019)

Aldabra Atoll recognized for outstanding conservation efforts with Blue Parks award. 

Six Blue Parks Join the Growing Network of Global Ocean Refuges

Linking Tourism and Conservation (October 24, 2019)

Six Blue Parks join the network of global ocean refuges at the Our Ocean Conference in Oslo, Norway.

Cocos Island earns worldwide ‘Blue Park’ distinction from Marine Conservation Institute

Tico Times (October 24, 2019)

Costa Rica’s Cocos Island is recognized for outstanding conservation efforts with Blue Parks award.

 La Isla del Coco es Ahora un “Blue Park”

Crhoy.com (October 24, 2019)

Costa Rica’s Cocos Island is recognized for outstanding conservation efforts with Blue Parks award.

Coco’s Island National Park Declared “Blue Park”

The Costa Rica News

Costa Rica’s Cocos Island is recognized for outstanding conservation efforts with Blue Parks award.

Isla del Coco recibe premio internacional por ser un refugio global oceánico

 La Nacion (October 24, 2019)

Costa Rica’s Cocos Island is recognized for outstanding conservation efforts with Blue Parks award.

Costa Rica: Parque Nacional Isla del Coco es declarado 'Blue Park'

E&N (October 24, 2019)

Costa Rica’s Cocos Island is recognized for outstanding conservation efforts with Blue Parks award.

Galapagos Marine Reserve Earns Prestigious Blue Park Award

WildAid (October 24, 2019)

The Galapagos Islands are recognized for outstanding conservation efforts with Blue Parks award.

Reserva Marina de Galápagos recibe reconocimiento internacional por conservación de sus ecosistemas marinos

El Universo (October 24, 2019) 

The Galapagos Islands are recognized for outstanding conservation efforts with Blue Parks award.

Marine ecologists devise handbook to accelerate global ocean protection

iMPACT (September 20, 2019)

Marine Conservation Institute is listed as a main contributor in the creation of the MPA Guide.

Conservation Politics, by David Johns

RewildingEarth (June 24, 2019)

MPAtlas.org data used in this article by Marine Conservation Institute board member, David Johns.

California Seamounts Are Sylvia Earle’s Newest “Hope Spots”

Hakai Magazine (June 12, 2019)

This article celebrates Marine Conservation Institutes participation in designating the California Seamounts as a Hope Spot. 

Underwater Mountain Range Near California Declared A Mission Blue 'Hope Spot'

Forbes Magazine (May 15, 2019)

This article celebrates Marine Conservation Institutes participation in designating the California Seamounts as a Hope Spot. 

BJ Blanchard: Notes from Glen Ellen, March 22

Sonoma Index Tribune (March 22, 2019)

President, Dr. Lance Morgan is interviewed on running Marine Conservation Institute in Glen Ellen, CA.

Marine Conservation Institute and the Global Ocean Refuge System

Linking Tourism and Conservation (March 22, 2019)

An article about Marine Conservation Institute and its initiatives.

Long Run Members Achieve World’s Highest Marine Protection Standard

The Long Run (February 17, 2019)

Misool Private Marine Reserve and Chumbe Island Coral Reef Sanctuary have been awarded the prestigious Global Ocean Refuge award, making them part of the world’s top ten highest performing Marine Protected Areas.

Marine Conservation Institute Awards Seven Blue Parks Global Ocean Refuge Status for the Most Effective Conservation of Marine Life

Seven Seas Media (January, 2019)

Seven Blue Parks Join the Global Ocean Refuge System at the 2018 Our Ocean Conference in Bali, Indonesia.

Chumbe Island Coral Reef Sanctuary wins Global Ocean Refuge Award

eTurboNews (October 30, 2018)

This article discusses Chumbe Island Coral Reef Sanctuary winning a Global Ocean Refuge Award.

Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park wins conservation award

The Bahamas Investor (October 30, 2018)

This article discusses Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park in the Bahamas winning a Global Ocean Refuge Award.

Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park Wins Prestigious Global Ocean Refuge Award

Magnetic Media (October 30, 2018)

This article discusses Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park in the Bahamas winning a Global Ocean Refuge Award.

Selvagens com mais uma distinção internacional

Dnoticias.pt (October 27, 2018)

This news story covers Ilhas Selvagens earning a Global Ocean Refuge System Award. 

Understanding Our Future

Center for American Progress (September 12, 2018)

This piece mentions Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park as part of the Global Ocean Refuge System.

UN Makes a Bold Move to Protect Marine Life on the High Seas

Scientific American (September 7, 2018)

President Dr. Lance Morgan speaks to the need for a comprehensive UN treaty to protect biodiversity on the high seas. 

ICS Defends IMO's Role at UN High Seas Talks

The Maritime Executive (September 5, 2018)

President Dr. Lance Morgan speaks to the need for a comprehensive UN treaty to protect biodiversity on the high seas. 

Tubbataha: Reefs for keeps in Palawan

Philippine News Agency (August 14, 2018)

This piece celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, mentioning that it won a Global Ocean Refuge System award. 

5 questions about the plastic clogging the seas

Greenwire (August 14, 2018)

Director of Policy and Legislation, Michael Gravitz is quoted throughout this piece on ocean plastic pollution. 

Trump Cuts Back on Ocean Conservation—Right After Naming June National Ocean Month

Observer (July 6, 2018)

Director of Policy and Legislation, Michael Gravitz is quoted in this piece on Trump's repeal of the National Ocean Policy. 

Global Body Moves to Help Countries Apply Marine Protection

Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy (June 22, 2018)

This article mentions the MPAtlas.org method of assessing ocean protection and marine protected areas. 

How to save the high seas

Nature (May 9, 2018)

This article quotes our President, Dr. Lance Morgan on the importance of protecting the high seas, and uses MPAtlas.org data to visualize potential protected areas of interest.  

Report: Marine Protected Areas Offer No Protection from Climate Change

Oceans Deeply (May 7, 2018)

This article quotes our President Dr. Lance Morgan on the value of marine protected areas in the face of climate change.

New study finds climate change threatens marine protected areas

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill News (May 7, 2018)

This piece describes a research paper co-written by our Conservation Scientist, Beth Pike. 

Deeply Talks: Behind the Quest to Map the Seabed by 2030

Oceans Deeply (April 26, 2018)

Marine Biogeographer, Dr. Samuel Georgian speaks to mapping the seafloor in this discussion piece.

The 'Pluto Moment' for Marine Protected Areas

Southern Fried Science (April 16, 2018)

This article references MPAtlas as an accurate source for global ocean protection figures.

Race to the Bottom: Impact of Deep-Sea Fishing Severely Underestimated

Oceans Deeply (April 16, 2018)

Our President Dr. Lance Morgan speaks to the impacts of deep-sea bottom trawling in this article.

A Drop in the Ocean?

bioGraphic (April 10, 2018)

This article uses MPAtlas.org data for a visualization of current marine protected area coverage. 

Ocean deoxygenation: Time for action

Science (March 30, 2018)

This letter cites MPAtlas.org as a source for, "intuitive, interactive, and dynamic web maps and visualizations" of ocean protection. 

Embracing Yes/Also: Marine Protected Areas Are Not An Either/Or Proposition

Deep Sea News (March 23, 2018)

MPAtlas.org is cited in this rebuttal to an anti-remote MPA editorial in the New York Times. 

We've Only Really Protected 2 Percent of the Ocean

Earther (March 19, 2018)

MPAtlas.org and our Conservation Scientist, Beth Pike are featured in this discussion of real ocean protection worldwide.

Brazil protecting vast sea areas in a bid to safeguard biodiversity

Reuters (March 9, 2018)

This article quotes our figure for global ocean protection levels.

Santa Cruz's Global Wave Conference addresses marine protections, science, surf history

Santa Cruz Sentinel (March 6, 2018)

Our Blue Parks Director, Dr. Sarah Hameed presents on effective ocean protection and the Global Ocean Refuge System.

How Much of the Ocean Is Really Protected?

The Pew Charitable Trusts (February 22, 2018)

This piece cites the Atlas of Marine Protection as being an accurate source for marine protection data and analyses.

Troubled Waters: To Protect Ocean Life, Marine Reserves Have to Be Redrawn Based on Science

Scientific American (February 2018)

Our President, Dr. Lance Morgan discusses connectivity between the high seas and coastal regions in this piece. It also mentions the Global Ocean Refuge System's work to highlight well-managed MPAs.

Current Developments in U.S. Fisheries Policy

Environmental Law Institute (January 25, 2018)

Our Director of Policy and Legislation, Mike Gravitz discusses sustainable fisheries management and marine protected areas. 

Shrinking the sanctuaries and the 'last Trump'

Berkshire Edge (January 8, 2018)

This piece cites the work of our founder, Dr. Elliott Norse as being a driver of the Bush administration's creation of the first marine sanctuaries.  

Marine Conservation Institute Condemns Trump 'Attack' on National Monuments

Big Island Now (January 2, 2018)

Our President, Dr. Lance Morgan voices our strong opposition to Trump's decision to rescind protections for the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in Utah. Marine monuments and sanctuaries could be attacked next. 

UN poised to move ahead with landmark treaty to protect high seas

Guardian (December 22, 2017)

We voice our support for a treaty to protect the high seas and mention the ocean's role in addressing climate change impacts. 

Zinke urges commercial fishing in 3 protected areas

E&E News (December 6, 2017)

Our President Dr. Lance Morgan criticizes Trump's Utah National Monument reductions and Zinke's recommendations to open three marine national monuments to commercial fishing. 

President Trump scales back 2 national monuments in trip to Utah 

Fox 5 D.C. (December 4, 2017)

Our President, Dr. Lance Morgan criticizes Trump's Utah National Monument reductions in this video interview outside the White House. 

Monterey Bay advocates ready to fight marine sanctuaries executive order 

Santa Cruz Sentinel (December 4, 2017)

This piece cites our analysis of the public comments submitted to the Department of Commerce during the marine monuments and sanctuaries review.

Lack of transparency in national monuments review a disservice to Americans 

The Hill (November 30, 2017)

This piece cites our analysis of the public comments submitted to the Department of Commerce during the marine monuments and sanctuaries review.

Should Papahānaumokuākea Be Open For Business? 

Honolulu Civil Beat (November 21, 2017)

This piece cites our analysis of the public comments submitted to the Department of Commerce during the marine monuments and sanctuaries review.

Holland America Line Dominates Porthole Cruise Magazine's 2017 Readers' Choice Awards with Eight Honors 

Cision PR Newswire (November 6, 2017)

Blue Parks Partner Holland America Line won Porthole Cruise Magazine's 2017 Readers' Choice Award for Most Eco-Friendly Cruise Line based in part on their "Our Marvelous Oceans" partnership with Marine Conservation Institute. 

Our Ocean Backyard: From marine protections to offshore oil? 

Santa Cruz Sentinel (November 4, 2017)

This piece cites our analysis of the public comments submitted to the Department of Commerce during the marine monuments and sanctuaries review.

Marine Sanctuaries: The Secret Report the White House Doesn't Want You to Read

EcoWatch (November 2, 2017)

This piece links to our analysis of the public comments submitted to the Department of Commerce during the marine monuments and sanctuaries review. 

President Obama's Ocean Legacy (Story Map)

Esri (October 31, 2017)

Our story map on President Obama's ocean legacy is featured at the Esri Ocean GIS conference.  

Trump gets report that could open national marine sanctuaries to oil drilling

The Mercury News (October 27, 2017)

Our President, Dr. Lance Morgan is quoted in this story on the Trump administration's push to open marine sanctuaries to oil drilling. 

Secretary Ross Submits Secret Recommendations for Marine Monuments

Conservation Law Foundation (October 26, 2017)

This CLF piece links to our analysis of the public comments submitted to the Department of Commerce during their review of marine monuments and sanctuaries. 

The Global Ocean Refuge System Supports Half-Earth Day 

E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation (October 23, 2017)

Our Blue Parks blog supporting the E.O. Wilson Foundation's Half-Earth Project is featured on their websites. 

Commerce to Report on Marine Sanctuaries and Monuments 

Natural Resource Defense Council (October 23, 2017)

This NRDC expert blog links to our analysis of the public comments submitted to the Department of Commerce during their review of marine monuments and sanctuaries. 

Global targets call for effective MPAs. But how do we best achieve effectiveness? Practitioners respond. 

MPA News (October 17, 2017)

Angelique Songco, manager of Blue Parks Platinum award-winner Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, shares her take on political will boosting MPA efficacy in this piece. 

Bipartisan Effort to Protect American Wildlife Refuges Introduced

Prince William Living (October 12, 2017)

Marine Conservation Institute supported this bill to reauthorize programs in the National Wildlife Refuge System. 

Malta Declaration

National Geographic Pristine Seas (October 6, 2017)

Declaration emphasizes need for Marine Conservation Institute and MPAtlas.org to track the real state of meaningful protection on the water (uses MPAtlas.org data).

New ideas on how the social sciences could change the way we do ocean conservation and management – and already are 

OCTO Marine Ecosystems and Management (October 2, 2017)

Dr. David Gill cites the Global Ocean Refuge System award criteria as an example of his research being put to good use.

Liquid Galaxy Goes to Chile for IMPAC4

End Point Blog (September 26, 2017)

This End Point staff member's blog describes Marine Conservation Institute and the Waitt Foundation bringing a Liquid Galaxy to IMPAC4. 

Scientists pan proposal to open pristine Pacific islands to fishing

Science (September 21, 2017)

Marine Conservation Institute’s Director of Policy and Legislation Michael Gravitz is quoted in this piece on the Trump Administration's dangerous plans to remove fishing restrictions around eight Pacific islands. 

Malpelo: se declaran 4,5 millones de nuevas hectáreas protegidas en el Pacífico

Semana Sostenible (September 14, 2017)

Global Ocean Refuge Platinum award-winner Malpelo Fauna and Flora Sanctuary is featured in this article about its planned expansion of 4.5 million hectares.

As Big Marine Reserves Proliferate, a New Focus on Enforcement

Oceans Deeply (September 12, 2017)

Marine Conservation Institute President Dr. Lance Morgan is quoted discussing the importance of MPA coverage and quality. The article also features the Global Ocean Refuge System awards at IMPAC4. 

Bahura ng Tubbataha, kinilala para sa pangangalaga ng 'yaman' nito

ABS-CBN News (September 11, 2017)

Marine Conservation Institute's initiative Blue Parks was featured in this article, highlighting Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park as a Global Ocean Refuge Platinum award-winner. 

Chile es el líder mundial en extensión de áreas marinas protegidas

El Economista (September 11, 2017)

Data from Marine Conservation Institute's MPAtlas.org initiative is featured in this article on Chile's MPA coverage.

Isla de Malpelo, todo un refugio oceánico global para fauna y flora

El Tiempo (September 9, 2017)

Marine Conservation Institute's initiative Blue Parks was featured in this article, highlighting Malpelo Fauna & Flora Sanctuary as a Global Ocean Refuge Platinum award-winner.

How Sand Cloud Survived Shark Tank 

Success (September 8, 2017)

Marine Conservation Institute supporter Sand Cloud is featured for their success on ABC's popular Shark Tank reality show.

Santuario de Fauna y Flora de Malpelo: un Refugio Oceánico Global  

Ondouao (September 8, 2017)

Marine Conservation Institute's initiative Blue Parks was featured in this article, highlighting Malpelo Fauna & Flora Sanctuary as a Global Ocean Refuge Platinum award-winner.

Tubbataha reef, itinanghal na isa sa mga “Superlative Marine Protected Area” sa buong mundo 

eaglenews.ph (September 8, 2017)

Marine Conservation Institute's initiative Blue Parks was featured in this article, highlighting Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park as a Global Ocean Refuge Platinum award-winner. 

Tubbataha reefs get international award for marine protection

Philippine News Agency (September 8, 2017)

Marine Conservation Institute's initiative Blue Parks was featured in this article, highlighting Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park as a Global Ocean Refuge Platinum award-winner.

Papahānaumokuākea Wins Global Award for Marine Protected Areas 

Big Island Now (September 7, 2017)

Marine Conservation Institute's Dr. Lance Morgan is quoted in this article discussing Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument and its recent Blue Parks Platinum award. 

Award Goes to Marine Monument 

The Garden Island (September 7, 2017)

Marine Conservation Institute's President Dr. Lance Morgan is quoted in this article discussing Blue Parks and honoring Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument as a Global Ocean Refuge Platinum award-winner.

Santuario de Malpelo, con categoría de Refugio Oceánico Global  

El Tiempo (September 7, 2017)

Marine Conservation Institute's initiative Blue Parks was featured in this article, highlighting Malpelo Fauna & Flora Sanctuary as a Global Ocean Refuge Platinum award-winner. 

El SFF de Malpelo es Desde Ahora Refugio Oceánico Global  

Esfera Viva (September 6, 2017)

Marine Conservation Institute's initiative Blue Parks was featured in this article, highlighting Malpelo Fauna & Flora Sanctuary as a Global Ocean Refuge Platinum award-winner.

El santuario de fauna y flora de Malpelo fue declarado como ‘Refugio Oceánico Global’

RCN Radio (September 6, 2017)

Marine Conservation Institute's initiative Blue Parks was featured in this article, highlighting Malpelo Fauna & Flora Sanctuary as a Global Ocean Refuge Platinum award-winner.

Santuario de Fauna y Flora de Malpelo es desde hoy “Refugio Oceánico Global”  

El Pueblo (September 6, 2017)

Marine Conservation Institute's initiative Blue Parks was featured in this article, highlighting Malpelo Fauna & Flora Sanctuary as a Global Ocean Refuge Platinum award-winner. 

La isla de Malpelo es ahora "Refugio Oceánico Global"   

Radio Santa Fe (September 6, 2017)

Marine Conservation Institute's initiative Blue Parks was featured in this article, highlighting Malpelo Fauna & Flora Sanctuary as a Global Ocean Refuge Platinum award-winner. 

Santuario de Fauna y Flora de Malpelo, a partir de ayer "Refugio Oceánico Global"  

Extra en Cali (September 6, 2017)

Marine Conservation Institute's initiative Blue Parks was featured in this article, highlighting Malpelo Fauna & Flora Sanctuary as a Global Ocean Refuge Platinum award-winner. 

Papahānaumokuākea Wins International Award 

Hawai'i Public Radio (September 6, 2017)

Marine Conservation Institute's initiative Blue Parks was featured in this article, highlighting Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument as a Global Ocean Refuge Platinum award-winner. 

Malpelo es declarado como ‘Refugio Oceánico Global’

Buenaventura enlinea (September 6, 2017)

Marine Conservation Institute's initiative Blue Parks was featured in this article, highlighting Malpelo Fauna & Flora Sanctuary as a Global Ocean Refuge Platinum award-winner.

Menos del 1% de las aguas internacionales están protegidas  

El País (September 6, 2017)

Marine Conservation Institute’s Conservation Scientist Beth Pike speaks about the "tragedy of the commons" as it relates to ocean issues today. 

El Santuario de Fauna y Flora de Malpelo, a partir de ayer “Refugio Oceánico Global”  

HSB Noticias (September 6, 2017)

Marine Conservation Institute's initiative Blue Parks was featured in this article, highlighting Malpelo Fauna & Flora Sanctuary as a Global Ocean Refuge Platinum award-winner. 

Reconocimiento de Santuario Malpelo como "Refugio Oceánico Global" también es un llamado de alerta  

Catorce6 (September 5, 2017)

Marine Conservation Institute's initiative Blue Parks was featured in this article, highlighting Malpelo Fauna & Flora Sanctuary as a Global Ocean Refuge Platinum award-winner. 

El Santuario de Fauna y Flora de Malpelo es ahora “Refugio Oceánico Global”  

Caracol Radio (September 5, 2017)

Marine Conservation Institute's initiative Blue Parks was featured in this article, highlighting Malpelo Fauna & Flora Sanctuary as a Global Ocean Refuge Platinum award-winner. 

Declaran Santuario de Fauna y Flora de Malpelo como 'Refugio Oceánico Global' 

BLU Radio (September 5, 2017)

Marine Conservation Institute's initiative Blue Parks was featured in this article, highlighting Malpelo Fauna & Flora Sanctuary as a Global Ocean Refuge Platinum award winner.

Santuario de Fauna y Flora de Malpelo es desde hoy “Refugio Oceánico Global"

Parques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia (September 5, 2017)

Marine Conservation Institute's initiative Blue Parks was featured in this article, highlighting Malpelo Fauna & Flora Sanctuary as a Global Ocean Refuge Platinum award winner.

No conocemos bien el fondo del mar y eso now podría perjudicar 

futuro verde (September 5, 2017)

This piece quotes Marine Conservation Institute’s President, Dr. Lance Morgan.  

Chile es el país con el mayor porcentaje de sus costas con algún tipo de protección 

La Tercera (September 5, 2017)

This piece cites MPA data from MPAtlas.org and features a quote from MCI President Dr. Lance Morgan.  

Study: Deep Ignorance of the Deep Sea Threatens Ocean Biodiversity 

Oceans Deeply (August 29, 2017)

This piece quotes Marine Conservation Institute’s President and Deep Sea Conservation Coalition Chair, Dr. Lance Morgan, on the need to study and protect the deep sea. 

Hands off marine sanctuaries, top Democrats and drilling foes tell Trump 

Argus Courier (August 24, 2017)

This story cites the Marine Conservation Institute's public comments analysis from the monuments and sanctuaries review.  

Save Our National Monuments 

National Geographic Ocean Views (August 23, 2017)

This blog piece cites Marine Conservation Institute's public comments analysis from the monuments and sanctuaries review.  

Marine sanctuaries that protect California coast get strong public support, conservationists say. 

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat (August 17, 2017)

This piece includes Marine Conservation Institute's public comments analysis from the monuments and sanctuaries review, as well as quotes from our President Dr. Lance Morgan and Director of Policy and Legislation Mike Gravtiz.  

Analysis Shows Overwhelming Public Support for Marine Monuments, Sanctuaries

Big Island Now (August 16, 2017)

This piece features Marine Conservation Institute's analysis of public comments submitted for the Department of Commerce review of monuments and sanctuaries, as well as quotes from our President Dr. Lance Morgan. 

OCEANS: Survey finds strong public support for 'blue parks'

Greenwire - E&E News (August 16, 2017)

This piece features Marine Conservation Institute's analysis of public comments submitted for the Department of Commerce review of monuments and sanctuaries, as well as a quote from our President Dr. Lance Morgan. 

Four Pacific Marine National Monuments Face Threat Under Trump Order

Earth Island Journal (August 14, 2017)

Marine Conservation Institute's Director of Policy and Legislation, Mike Gravitz, comments on Wespac's efforts regarding the Trump administration's national monuments review. 

Canada's marine protected areas: more scientific input and protection needed

Radio Canada International (June 20, 2017)

Blue Parks Science Council member Dr. Rodolphe Devillers quotes a study by Marine Conservation Institute.

535 Scientists want Trump to leave Hawaii's marine monument alone

Honolulu Civil Beat (June 16, 2017)

Marine Conservation Institute's President, Dr. Lance Morgan, is quoted discussing the release of a Scientist Letter in support of marine monuments.

500 scientists press senators to protect marine reserves

Greenwire (June 15, 2017)

Marine Conservation Institute's Scientist Letter urging protection of monuments was featured in this article. 

Marine scientists alarmed by doubled standard and lack of transparency in ocean protection

National Post (June 14, 2017)

Blue Parks Science Council member Dr. Rodolphe Devillers quotes a study by Marine Conservation Institute.

The state of our seas: fast facts about today's oceans

SUP Magazine (June 8, 2017)

Marine Conservation Institute is acknowledged in this article about ocean conservation issues. 

New ocean reserve, largest in Africa, protects whales and turtles

National Geographic (June 5, 2017)

Marine Conservation Institute is quoted in this article concerning marine protected areas. 

Scientists call for the preservation of dugong habitat

The National  (April 13, 2017) 

Marine Conservation Institute's President, Dr. Lance Morgan, is quoted discussing the importance of international cooperation for dugong conservation. 

Protecting Marine Protected Areas

Mongabay (February 1, 2017) 

Marine Conservation Institute's MPAtlas.org database is featured in this article, as well as a map of the world's marine protected areas. 

California is cracking down to prevent illegal fishing off the coast

Los Angeles Times (September 27, 2016) 

Marine Conservation Institute's Director of Policy & Legislation, Mike Gravitz, comments on monitoring and enforcement of marine protected areas.

The Blue Grand Canyon

BBC News (September 25, 2016) 

Marine Conservation Institute's President, Dr. Lance Morgan, is quoted talking about the longevity of animals.

Wardens embrace new ticketing powers in marine protected areas

The San Diego Union-Tribune (September 19, 2016) 

Marine Conservation Institute's Director of Policy & Legislation, Mike Gravitz, discusses the importance of enforcement regarding marine protected areas.

World's Seas Getting Better Protection

VOA News (September 15, 2016)

Marine Conservation Institute's President, Dr. Lance Morgan, is quoted discussing the importance of oceans as buffers against climate change.

Marine conservation efforts just took a major step forward

Mashable (September 11, 2016) 

Marine Conservation Institute's President, Dr. Lance Morgan, is quoted talking about the results of the IUCN Congress decision to protect 30 percent of the ocean by 2030.

Push for ban on domestic ivory trade spurs feud at international summit

The Guardian (September 10, 2016) 

Marine Conservation Institute's President, Dr. Lance Morgan, is quoted talking about the importance of establishing marine reserves. 

The race for vast remote 'marine protected areas' may be a diversion

The Conversation (September 1, 2016) 

Marine Conservation Institute's map, created by the MPAltas program, was featured.

Seamounts ARE Vulnerable Ecosystems

National Geographic (August 30, 2016) 

Marine Conservation Institute's Conservation Projects Coordinator & Communications Director, Vienna Saccomanno, discusses the importance of establishing protections for seamounts at the UN PrepCom.  

Deep-sea ecosystems still under threat despite UN protection

New Scientist (July 29, 2016) 

Marine Conservation Institute's MPAtlas program, maps numerous marine protected areas, including the Josephine seamount, where protections are necessary but scarce.

Ocean monument: Growing momentum for Obama to establish new Pacific marine preserves before leaving office

Mercury News (July 15, 2016) 

Marine Conservation Institute's President, Dr. Lance Morgan, mentions the importance of establishing Pacific marine preserves in this Mercury News article. 

Coast Lines, July 15, 2016: Sam Farr legislation aims to protect federal waters off state

Santa Cruz Sentinel (July 14, 2016) 

Marine Conservation Institute spearheads the plans behind the legislation to protect federal Pacific waters and establish more marine preserves. 

Falling Behind in Ocean Protection 

National Geographic, Voices: Ocean Views (June 3, 2016) 

National Geographic's Ocean Views blog mentions Marine Conservation Institute and CPAWS' release of the first-ever joint assessment of progress on marine protected areas in North America. 

North America Far off from Ocean Preservation Targets, Report Finds

The Guardian (June 1, 2016) 

The Guardian discusses Marine Conservation Institute and CPAWS' Dare to be Deep: SeaStates Report on North America's Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), which reveals that the US, Canada and Mexico's oceans are not sufficiently protected. 

Rejuvenating Reefs

The Economist (February 13, 2016) 

The Economist teams up with MPAtlas.org to show how sparse marine protected areas are in the Coral Triangle and talk about widespread coral damage.

How We’re Working to Protect the World’s Oceans for Future Generations

One Green Planet (February 12, 2016) 

Marine Conservation Institute’s President Dr. Lance Morgan discusses how we are working to help protect the ocean.

Fishing For Solutions in the Palk Strait

Daily News (February 08, 2016) 

Marine Conservation Institute is quoted on the effect bottom trawling has on marine environments.

The Problem With England’s New Marine Parks

TakePart (January 20, 2016) 

Marine Conservation Institute's Conservation Scientist Beth Pike and Director of Policy and Legislation Mike Gravitz discuss England's new marine conservation zones.

Charting The Right Course To Protect Ocean Life

Virgin Unite (January 14, 2016) 

Marine Conservation Institute's President Dr. Lance Morgan discusses charting a new course to reach target goals for marine protection.

No More Coasting

The Globe and Mail (December 17, 2015) 

Marine Conservation Institute's President Dr. Lance Morgan is quoted on the importance of protecting the Arctic Ocean.

Oceans are more Vital than You Think

CNN (December 07, 2015) 

Marine Conservation Institute's President Dr. Lance Morgan discusses the importance of protecting the ocean to safeguard important marine life and protect against climate change.

Nazca-Desventuradas: Chile’s New Marine Reserve – Analysis

Eurasia Review (November 05, 2015) 

Marine Conservation Institute’s Conservation Analyst Russell Moffitt is quoted in this article on the designation of the Nazca-Desventuradas Marine Reserve. 

This Tiny Nation Could Be A 'Tipping Point' For Saving The Oceans

Huffington Post (October 23, 2015) 

Marine Conservation Institute’s Founder and Chief Scientist Dr. Elliott Norse is quoted in this article on the benefits of protecting large areas of the oceans to conserve marine life. 

Chile Creates Largest Marine Reserve in The Americas

National Geographic (October 5, 2015) 

Marine Conservation Institute’s Conservation Analyst Russel Moffit is quoted in this article on the new Nazca-Desventuradas Marine Park. 

Ocean warming and Acidification Needs More Attention, Argues US

The Guardian (August 27, 2015) 

Marine Conservation Institute’s Director of Policy and Legislation Michael Gravitz is quoted in this article on the impacts on oceans due to overfishing and climate change.

New Habitat Protections will Help Hawaiian Monk Seals Avoid Extinction

Global Travel Industry News (August 19, 2015) 

Marine Conservation Institute’s Director of Policy and Legislation Michael Gravitz is quoted in this article on the importance of protecting critical habitat for the Hawaiian Monk Seals.

Hawaiian Monk Seal Habitat Rules to Help Prevent Extinction

Maui Now (August 18, 2015) 

Marine Conservation Institute’s Director of Policy and Legislation Michael Gravitz is quoted in this article on the importance of protecting critical habitat for the Hawaiian Monk Seals.

Critical Habitat for Hawaiian Monk Seals Expands by 7,000 Square Miles

Civil Beat, Honolulu (August 18, 2015)

Marine Conservation Institute’s Director of Policy and Legislation Michael Gravitz is quoted in this article on expansion of critical habitat for Hawaiian Monk Seals.

On the Trail of the Sea Bass Pirates: High Stakes on the High Seas

Los Angeles Times (July 21, 2015) 

Marine Conservation Institute’s Director of Policy and Legislation Michael Gravitz is quoted in this article on pirate fishing and its impacts. 

Action Needs to be Taken to Mitigate the Effects of Climate Change on Deep-sea Ecosystems

Nature Climate Change (June 24, 2015) 

This lead editorial in Nature Climate Change focuses on our publication about protecting deep-sea coral reefs from climate change impacts.

Australia's Deep-sea Coral Reefs could be Dead within 50 Years: CSIRO Scientist

ABC News Australia (June 24, 2015) 

Marine Conservation Institute's publication in Nature Climate Change is featured in this article about mitigating climate change impacts on deep-sea corals.

Funds are Needed for Marine Protected Areas

The Times (June 8, 2015) 

Marine Conservation Institute joins conservation leaders urging investment in the ocean economy in this letter to the editor.

Canada Needs to Do More to Protect Oceans: Report

Kelowna Now (June 1, 2015) 

Marine Conservation Institute's SeaStates G20 2014 Report is referenced in this article on Canadian marine protected areas.

Sea Shepherd Rescues Crew of Sinking ‘Poaching’ Ship in Atlantic 

The Globe and Mail (April 8, 2015) 

Marine Conservation Institute Director of Policy and Legislation Michael Gravitz is quoted extensively in this article on pirate fishing and its impacts. 

Tackling the Complex Challenge of Saving our Precious Oceans

Virgin Unite website (March 17, 2015) 

Guest post by Marine Conservation Institute President Dr. Lance Morgan on the Global Ocean Refuge System.

Here is How we Save the Hawaiian Monk Seal

Civil Beat (February 14, 2015) 

Opinion piece on Marine Conservation Institute’s report on Hawaiian monk seal management.

Reviving Recovery Plan

The Garden Island (February 6, 2015) 

Marine Conservation Institute conservation advisor William Chandler quoted in this piece on his report on Hawaiian monk seal management.

After Thriving for Millions of Years, Hawaiian Monk Seals are Nearly Gone. Is NOAA Doing Enough to Save Them?

The Washington Post (February 5, 2015) 

Marine Conservation Institute Director of Policy and Legislation Michael Gravitz and former conservation advisor William Chandler are quoted extensively in this piece covering the report on Hawaiian monk seal management. 

NOAA must Moost Efforts to Save most Imperiled U.S. Seal -- Report (paywall)

Greenwire (February 5, 2015) 

Coverage of the Marine Conservation Institute report on Hawaiian monk seal management.

Group wants more Federal Money for Hawaiian Monk Seals​

Honolulu Star-Advertiser/AP Article (February 5, 2015) 

AP coverage of Marine Conservation Institute report on Hawaiian monk seal management.

Protecting the Pacific

Rick Steves' Radio Program (January 31, 2015) 

Marine Conservation Institute President Dr. Lance Morgan and chief scientist Elliott Norse talk with Rick Steves about the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.  

Peering into the Depths of the Bering Sea Canyons, It’s Clear that Protection is Needed

Seattle Times (January 31, 2015) 

Dr. Lance Morgan, President of Marine Conservation Institute, was one of the writers of this op-ed about sustainable seafood.