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Saving Waves on the Chilean Coastline 

Article By Lance Morgan | June 27, 2024 My first impression on visiting Topocalma wetland in Chile was how similar it looked and felt to my local stomping grounds along the Sonoma Coast of California.  All that was different was the access road and the lack of development nearby.  I thought to myself, this is…

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A Snapshot in Time: The Shifting Seas of MPA Coverage 

Article By Beth Pike | May 10, 2024 In our study published in May 2024 in Conservation Letters, our analysis, “Ocean protection quality is lagging behind quantity: Applying a scientific framework to assess real marine protected area progress against the 30 by 30 target” reports the results of applying scientific criteria to globally reported marine…

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Where is Global MPA Coverage Concentrated?

Article photo: TraceyJennings / Ocean Image Bank By Beth Pike | May 7, 2024 The distribution of the current global network of large MPAs is not representative, with nearly a quarter of largest MPAs and over a third of fully and highly protected area in the Eastern Indo-Pacific Realm. The Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF), adopted by…

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2024 Blue Park Award Winners Announced at 9th Our Ocean Conference

Three marine protected areas (MPAs) won prestigious Blue Park Awards today at the 9th Our Ocean Conference. Tristan da Cunha (UK), Gitdisdzu Lugyeks Marine Protected Area (Kitasoo Xai’xais First Nation), and Siete Pecados Marine Park (Philippines) earned the awards in recognition of exceptional marine biodiversity conservation; they join a growing network of 30 awarded Blue Parks around the global ocean that have met the highest science-based standards for conservation effectiveness.

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A Visit to Belize’s MPAs

In coming years Belize will face increasing demands of human populations and accelerating climate change. Nature-based solutions such as marine protected areas and restoration efforts will need to be expanded.

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Marine Conservation Institute Announces Key Partnership with the Edges of Earth Expedition Team to Expand the Nonprofit’s Globally-Recognized Blue Parks Initiative

Marine Conservation Institute Announces Key Partnership with the Edges of Earth Expedition Team to Expand the Nonprofit’s Globally-Recognized Blue Parks Initiative The Edges of Earth ambassadors will explore Marine Conservation Institute’s keystone marine protected areas in the Blue Parks Network to chronicle the ocean conservation success stories in key regions—above and below water. [New York,…

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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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