Posts by Russell Moffitt
World’s First Deep-Water Coral Marine Protected Area Established in 1984 Off Florida Coast Now Facing Threat
Can the Biden-Harris administration move forward with America the Beautiful Plan if NOAA and Regional Fishery Management Councils Move Backwards? Friday, April 29, 2022Seattle, WA, USA Contacts: Mike Gravitz, Director of Policy and LegislationMarine Conservation InstituteMichael.Gravitz@marine-conservation.org301 351 5052 cell Dr. Lance Morgan, PresidentMarine Conservation InstituteLance.Morgan@marine-conservation.org+1 707 217 8242 cell Shari Anker, PresidentConservation Alliance of St.…Read More
Calling for Greater Leadership from G20 Countries for Strong and Lasting Protection of the World’s Oceans
Download the Report: SeaStates G20 2018 Executive Summary SeaStates G20 2018 Full Report More details along with the complete series of SeaStates reports created by Marine Conservation Institute available at https://marine-conservation.org/seastates/ and https://marine-conservation.org/seastates/g20/2018/ Following the annual World Economic Forum at Davos, January 22-25, our staff at the Marine Protection Atlas released a new report on…Read More
Year End Bonus: Marine Biodiversity Boosted by Massive Conservation Areas
This a quarterly update from the Marine Protection Atlas (mpatlas.org) team. Be sure to visit mpatlas.org for the latest information and analyses on marine protected area coverage worldwide. It’s a good day to be a krill, penguin, seal, toothfish, or an orca. They have been waiting a whole year for the Ross Sea Protected Area to come…Read More
How to Protect the Living Ocean?
We are packing up our bags, computers, maps, and brochures and flying to Chile. No, we are not fleeing the current political regime in the U.S. We are going to the beachside city of La Serena-Coquimbo for the 4th International Congress of Marine Protected Areas (IMPAC4). Every four years, the global conservation community gathers at…Read More
How Much of Our Ocean Is Protected?
How much of the world’s ocean have humans safeguarded within reserves, refuges and parks to protect marine biodiversity? It is tricky to provide a single clear answer to this question for a number of reasons. It’s trickier still to say which of them are effective at conservation because any number of planning, management and enforcement…Read More