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Winners of the JEDI Ocean Award Announced

For Immediate Release June 24, 2021 Contact: Hannah Hindley, hannnah.hindley@marine-conservation.org, 707-206-2073 (cell) Madeleine Serkissian, madeleine.serkissian@marine-conservation.org, 707-799-3980 (cell) Angela Morgan, angela.morgan@marine-conservation.org 707-217-8244 (cell) [Glen Ellen, CA] This week, Marine Conservation Institute announces the recipients of the first annual JEDI Ocean Award for Sonoma County teens. The JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) award celebrates local Black,…

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President Biden’s goal of conserving at least 30% of our lands and oceans by 2030 will be transformational for the ocean; 90 day Dept. of Interior report outlines how it will be done

For Immediate Release May 6, 2021 Contact: Lance Morgan, Lance.Morgan@marine-conservation.org, 707-217-8242 (cell) Mike Gravitz, Michael.Gravitz@marine-conservation.org, 301-351-5052 (cell) [Glen Ellen, CA] As an organization of marine scientists, Marine Conservation Institute enthusiastically supports the Biden administration “goal of conserving at least 30 percent of our lands and waters by 2030” because good science shows that is the…

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Oceans Can Contribute to Biden Announcement of Bold Greenhouse Gas Reductions

For Immediate Release April 22, 2021 Contact: Lance Morgan, Lance.Morgan@marine-conservation.org, 707-217-8242 (cell) Mike Gravitz, Michael.Gravitz@marine-conservation.org, 301-351-5052 (cell) [Glen Ellen, CA] Today, a little after 8:00 am eastern and before dozens of world leaders participating in the Leader’s Summit on Climate, President Biden set bold greenhouse gas emission reductions for the United States—cutting 2005 emission levels…

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Galapagos Expansion Named a Blue Spark in Growing Network of Highest Quality Marine Protected Areas

For Immediate Release January 27, 2021 Contact: Lance Morgan, Lance.Morgan@marine-conservation.org, 707-217-8242 (cell) [Seattle, WA] Marine Conservation Institute announced today that the proposed expansion of protections around the Galápagos is now a Blue Spark marine protected area collaboration. The Blue Spark designation for this proposed protected area reflects significant public and scientific interest in strengthening protections for this…

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Nandita Agarwal Parker, Indian Hedge Fund Pioneer and Dedicated Ocean Activist, Joins Marine Conservation Institute Board of Directors

For Immediate Release January 27, 2021 Contact: Lance Morgan, Lance.Morgan@marine-conservation.org, 707-217-8242 (cell) [Glen Ellen, CA] Dr. Lance Morgan, President of Marine Conservation Institute, announced that Nandita Agarwal Parker, a pioneer in Indian hedge funds, has joined the Marine Conservation Institute Board of Directors. Ms. Parker is General Partner, Karma Capital Management LLC, India’s first alternative…

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12th Anniversary of Pacific Remote Islands, Rose Atoll and Marianas Marine National Monuments

For Immediate Release January 6, 2021 Contact: Lance Morgan, Lance.Morgan@marine-conservation.org, 707-217-8242 (cell) Mike Gravitz, Michael.Gravitz@marine-conservation.org, 301-351-5052 (cell) Sarah Hameed, Sarah.Hameed@marine-conservation.org 707-570-7843 (cell) [Glen Ellen, CA] Today, three very large marine protected areas (MPAs) in US waters –the Pacific Remote Islands, Rose Atoll, and Marianas Trench Marine National Monuments- turn 12 years old.  All three were…

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New Blue Park & Blue Sparks Join the Growing Network of Highest Quality Marine Protected Areas

Featured Picture: 2020 Blue Park Award winner, Abrolhos Marine National Park in Brazil. Photo: Eco360 [Seattle, WA]  Marine Conservation Institute and its international panel of marine science advisors today announced Abrolhos National Marine Park has been designated as the newest Blue Park for achieving the highest science-based standards for marine life protection and management. Abrolhos joins a growing network of 16 Blue Parks around the…

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Statement of Lance Morgan, President of Marine Conservation Institute, on Landmark Ocean Bill Designed to Provide Climate Change Solutions

For Immediate Release Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Contact: Lance Morgan Lance.Morgan@marine-conservation.org, 707-217-8242 (cell) Mike Gravitz Michael.Gravitz@marine-conservation.org, 301-351-5052 (cell) [Glen Ellen, CA] In response to the worldwide climate crisis and accelerating impacts from intensified storms, ocean warming, ocean acidification and altered distributions of commercial fish populations, House Natural Resources Chairman Grijalva and Chair of the Select…

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Statement of Lance Morgan, President of Marine Conservation Institute, on Governor Newsom of California’s Support for Greatly Expanding Land and Water Conserved to 30% by 2030

For Immediate Release Wednesday, October 7, 2020 Contact: Lance Morgan Lance.Morgan@marine-conservation.org, 707-217-8242 (cell) Mike Gravitz Michael.Gravitz@marine-conservation.org, 301-351-5052 (cell) [Glen Ellen, CA] Suffering the impacts of climate change intensified fires, ocean warming, drought, and species loss, today California joined 38 countries around the world in setting a goal of protecting 30% of its lands and waters…

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Agencies Awarded for Conservation Efforts at Channel Islands Marine Protected Areas

Ventura, CA — Today, Marine Conservation Institute will present a Blue Park Award to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, and the National Park Service at a 4:00 pm ceremony at the Santa Barbara Zoo. The award recognizes the collaborative efforts of state and federal managers in meeting the highest science-based standards for protection and management of the northern Channel Islands Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

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