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Sallaum Lines & Marine Conservation Institute Partner to Support Inhambane Bay Community Conservation Network in Mozambique

Blue Park Awards recognize outstanding marine protected areas (MPAs) that are safeguarding life in the sea. Nominees for the award go through a rigorous assessment using Blue Parks science-based criteria. They are the MPAs that are in the right places, with the right rules, and the right management to effectively protect marine wildlife. We are thrilled to announce the 2022 Blue Park Award nominees.

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2024 Blue Park Award Nominees

Blue Park Awards recognize outstanding marine protected areas (MPAs) that are safeguarding life in the sea. Nominees for the award go through a rigorous assessment using Blue Parks science-based criteria. They are the MPAs that are in the right places, with the right rules, and the right management to effectively protect marine wildlife. We are thrilled to announce the 2022 Blue Park Award nominees.

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New Ocean Conservation Priorities that Deliver on the Promise of America the Beautiful

Today, that story map highlighting the efforts of eight Iindigenous, Ttribal, and community-led groups around the country is ready to spread the good news about efforts to create new areas and strengthen existing ones to protect our coasts, preserve marine life, and fight the impacts of climate change. We need those places to be designated, protected, and managed for conservation and sustainable livelihoods.

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Palau National Marine Sanctuary Named a Blue Spark in Growing Network of Outstanding Marine Protected Areas

Today, Marine Conservation Institute and the Palau International Coral Reef Center (PICRC) announced that the Palau National Marine Sanctuary (PNMS) is a Blue Spark marine protected area collaboration. The Blue Spark designation reflects the leadership and commitment of PICRC to effectively implement the PNMS and reflects the progress this protected area is making towards earning a prestigious Blue Park Award for conservation excellence.

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Six marine conservation projects awarded Blue Parks Small Grants

[Seattle, USA, 13 October 2023] – Today, Marine Conservation Institute and Blue announce six inaugural recipients of Blue Parks Small Grants. These grants were awarded to projects that will improve marine protected areas (MPAs) and enhance their conservation outcomes. All six grant recipients are members of the Blue Parks Network and committed to safeguarding important places…

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Shark Fin Bay MPA Network Named a Blue Spark in Growing Network of Highest Quality Marine Protected Areas

Shark Fin Bay MPA Network named a Blue Spark

Press Kit (map, images, logos, background): https://marine-conservation.box.com/s/v5rh02t1or8kwvluvemz1fkkne98ymd9 [Palawan, Philippines, 5 October 2023] – Today, Marine Conservation Institute and the Sulubaaï Environmental Foundation announced that Shark Fin Bay MPA Network is now a Blue Spark marine protected area collaboration. The Blue Spark designation for this network of four MPAs indicates that the protected area is making progress…

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When fisheries and marine conservation go hand-in-hand: A Local Conservation Leader’s Perspective on Managed Access in Belize

By Blue Parks Intern Maya Green Featured Image: A handmade hope sign hangs from a tree in Punta Gorda, a small town in southern Belize. Punta Gorda is home to the Toledo Institute for Development and Environment, and Port Honduras Marine Reserve is located just off its coast. Photo Credit: Carolyn Henri Just off the…

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