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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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Six Blue Parks Join the Growing Network of Global Ocean Refuges

[October 24, 2019. Oslo, Norway]  Today at Our Ocean Conference in Oslo, Norway, Marine Conservation Institute and its international science council awarded six outstanding marine protected areas (MPAs) Blue Park designation. A total of 16 MPAs now hold the prestigious Blue Park Award indicating that they meet the highest science-based standards for marine life protection…

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Marine Conservation Institute Awards Seven Blue Parks Global Ocean Refuge Status for the Most Effective Conservation of Marine Life

[Bali, Indonesia]  Today at the 2018 Our Ocean Conference, where representatives from about one hundred nations around the world and hundreds of marine conservationists are gathered, Marine Conservation Institute announced that seven new blue parks have been selected to receive its Global Ocean Refuge System Award. The newest members of the Global Ocean Refuge System (GLORES,…

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President Trump Attacks Two National Monuments in Utah; Protection for Critical Ocean Ecosystems Could Be Next on the Chopping Block

Washington, D.C. — Lance Morgan, President of Marine Conservation Institute, a leader in securing strong protection for the oceans’ most important places, condemns President Trump’s decision to rescind protections for two U.S. national monuments that was announced yesterday in Salt Lake City, Utah. The President reduced the size of Bears Ears National Monument and Grand…

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President Trump to Decide Fate of Marine Monuments and Sanctuaries After Secretive Review

Washington, D.C. — Marine Conservation Institute, a leader in securing strong protection for the oceans’ most important places, and respected marine scientists question an unreleased Department of Commerce marine monuments and sanctuaries report sent to the White House today. In April, President Trump issued executive order 13795 instructing Secretary of Commerce Ross to conduct reviews…

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Isla Malpelo reconocida como una de las mejores áreas marinas protegidas del mundo

Washington, D.C. — Marine Conservation Institute o Instituto de Conservación Marina, uno de los líderes en asegurar la protección de los lugares más importantes de los océanos, anuncia el primer sistema de Refugio Global de Océanos (GLORES, pronunciado “gloris”). Esta iniciativa está diseñada para incentivar la conservación marina a través del reconocimiento de las (AMPs) o áreas…

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Announcing the First Global Ocean Refuge System (GLORES) Awards for Superlative Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) Around the World

Washington, D.C. — Marine Conservation Institute, a leader in securing protection for the oceans’ most important places, announces the first-ever Global Ocean Refuge System (GLORES, pronounced “glories”) awards. This initiative is designed to incentivize marine conservation through recognizing the most effective marine protected areas (MPAs) according to science-based standards. Movies have the Oscars®, the Olympics®…

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Marine Conservation Institute Critical of Secretary of Interior Zinke’s Review of Marine National Monuments

Seattle, WA — Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke today submitted undisclosed recommendations to the White House on the fate of two dozen land and marine monuments culminating a process begun in April when President Trump issued Executive Order 13792. The unprecedented review questioned the validity and need for 21 land monuments and 5 marine monuments created…

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