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First Time That 50 Largest US Marine Protected Areas Assessed for Effectiveness Using Rigorous Scientific Criteria; Almost 100% of US MPA ‘Eggs’ Are in One Basket in the Central Pacific

Effective Marine Conservation in US Is Not Representative; Most Regions Have Close to Zero Area Effectively Protected [Seattle, Washington, USA, May 18, 2022] One way humanity can harness the ocean to fight climate change and reverse the ongoing crisis in biodiversity and loss of species –though not the only way- is to establish effective marine…

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The Blue Climate Summit Names Marine Conservation Institute’s MPAtlas as Critical to Accelerating Solutions to Ocean and Climate Issues

[Papeete, French Polynesia, May 15, 2022] Marine Conservation Institute’s President, Dr. Lance Morgan, has been invited to present the highly regarded Marine Protected Atlas (MPAtlas) as part of the Blue Climate Summit convening this month at the Presidential Palace in French Polynesia. The objective of the conference is to highlight projects critical to solving the…

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Meet Our Favorite Marine Biogeographer!

Dr. Sam Georgian sometimes spends several weeks at sea on research cruises that explore the mysteries of the seafloor. Even after he returns from expeditions, Sam’s dreams take place on ships for months afterward! This adventurer and ocean explorer is a biogeographer at Marine Conservation Institute. More often than not, his current research involves sitting…

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Blue Parks Network Grows & Inspires

At Marine Conservation Institute’s 25th Anniversary Gala on December 9th, we announced four new Blue Park Award winners – marine protected areas (MPAs) that have achieved the highest science-based standards for marine life protection. We welcome these four new Blue Parks to the global Blue Parks network, designed to protect and regenerate our ocean’s biodiversity.…

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Marine Conservation Institute Announces the 2021 Blue Park Award Winners Marine Protected Areas Recognized for Outstanding Conservation

Thursday 9 December 2021 Contact: Dr. Sarah Hameed, Senior Scientist & Blue Parks Director Marine Conservation Institute, USA Sarah.Hameed@marine-conservation.org Dr. Lance Morgan, President of Marine Conservation Institute, USALance.Morgan@marine-conservation.org Press Kit (map, images, logos, background):https://marine-conservation.box.com/s/s3tnuxi3ulufiy9pg9pvia66b6u15mas  [Seattle, WA, December 9, 2021-Marine Conservation Institute announces four new marine protected areas (MPAs) have won the prestigious Blue Park Award…

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In the World of Conservation, “Compliance” Makes or Breaks a Marine Reserve’s Success. Here’s How We Can Be Better.

By Blue Parks Intern Kate Allcock Featured Image by Antonio-Soriano When it comes to conservation, quality matters as much as quantity. When a marine protected area’s rules aren’t followed, non-compliance can result in marine reserves that are protected “on paper” but ineffective at achieving any real biodiversity or climate benefits. What factors contribute to non-compliance,…

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5 Ways Aquarium Keepers Can Be Conservationists

From dazzling multi-story tanks in aquariums and marine labs to carefully curated displays in classrooms and private homes, fishkeeping can offer windows into the colorful and complex interrelationships under the ocean’s surface.  But can captive fish be managed in a way that synchs with conservation values? Our guest blogger this week is David Thomas from Everything…

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Modeling Can Help Us Explore—and Save—Marine Life on Underwater Mountains, According to a New Scientific Report

  Friday, September 24, 2021   Contact: Dr. Samuel Georgian, Samuel.Georgian@marine-conservation.org, 716-307-8607 Dr. Daniel Wagner, dwagner@conservation.org, 1-808-256-5014   Modeling Can Help Us Explore—and Save—Marine Life on Underwater Mountains, According to a New Scientific Report   [Seattle, WA] Marine Conservation Institute announces a new scientific study detailing the need to protect biodiverse and sensitive deep-water ecosystems…

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Justin Xavier, Experienced Marketing Executive joins Marine Conservation Institute Board of Directors

Friday, September 13, 2021   Contact: Lance Morgan, Lance.Morgan@marine-conservation.org, 707-217-8242 (cell) Justin Xavier, Experienced Marketing Executive joins Marine Conservation Institute Board of Directors   [Glen Ellen, CA] Dr. Lance Morgan, President of Marine Conservation Institute, announced that Justin Xavier has joined the Board of Directors. Justin has over 15 years of experience in advertising and…

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