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2012-02-28 11:29:00

Project to Support Coastal Protection with Green Infrastructure WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael Beck, Ph.D., lead scientist of the Global Marine Team at The Nature Conservancy, has been awarded a 2012 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation. His project seeks to promote 'green infrastructure' as a strategy for adapting to climate change and to support ecosystem recovery to help make communities less vulnerable to current coastal hazards. "With the...

2012-02-28 11:19:00

Project to Predict Climate-Driven Changes in Fisheries WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stephan Munch, Ph.D., a research faculty member at UC Santa Cruz and a fisheries ecologist with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has been awarded a 2012 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation. His project will develop tools that predict changes in fish population demographics in response to climate change. "The Pew Marine Fellowship will allow me to conduct...

2012-02-22 14:59:01

NOAA and Fish and Wildlife Service now 3 years behind schedule on banning commercial fishing Today, Marine Conservation Institute filed a formal petition to the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Commerce, asking them to prohibit commercial fishing in America's sensitive and pristine Pacific Island marine national monuments, a ban that President George W. Bush declared when he established the monuments over three years ago. In January 2009, President Bush established three...

2011-11-18 09:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-nine conservationists who have devoted their lives to saving the Earth's endangered species have been nominated to receive the biennial Indianapolis Prize, the world's leading award for animal conservation. The nominees' work spans the globe, representing a range of species and locale. The Nominating Committee will review the applications and select six finalists, who will be announced in the spring of 2012. The Prize Jury will then...

2011-11-08 21:26:59

The world's coastal marine ecosystems are being overlooked, both in terms of their ecological importance and their potential as a rallying point for conservation. Writing in Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems Project Seahorse Director Dr. Amanda Vincent argues that increased protections are needed for the first 10 metres of depth of the world's oceans, where the richest diversity of marine habitats and animal life can be found and where most ocean-related human activity...

2011-09-23 15:25:00

Regional Fishery Management Organization Extends Timeline of Area Closures, but Fails to Fully Implement U.N. Resolution HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 33(rd) annual meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) ended today with countries failing to agree on significant, additional measures to safeguard vulnerable deep-sea marine ecosystems. While NAFO has made progress since 2006 in closing certain seamounts and areas of corals and...

2011-09-15 06:00:00

Pew underscores need for urgent action following new report on impact of deep-sea fishing NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fragile deep-sea habitats, which have taken centuries to grow, remain vulnerable to the destructive effects of bottom trawling. Findings from a new report reveal many countries engaged in high-seas fishing and regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs) have yet to act on their commitments five years after the U.N. General Assembly (UNGA)...

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2011-08-29 08:43:40

  Preserving just 4 percent of the ocean could protect crucial habitat for the vast majority of marine mammal species, from sea otters to blue whales, according to researchers at Stanford University and the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Their findings were published in the Aug. 16 edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Of the 129 species of marine mammals on Earth, including seals, dolphins and polar bears, approximately one-quarter are...

2011-08-25 13:46:00

ASPEN, Colo., Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ted Turner, Dr. Sylvia Earle and Sir Richard Branson have joined together to help launch OceanElders to help put ocean conservation at the forefront of the global agenda. The newly formed non-profit organization brings together global leaders to use their wide range of experience and influence, supported by science and data, to pursue the protection of the ocean's habitat and wildlife. Joining Mr. Turner, Dr. Earle and Sir Richard Branson as...

2011-08-16 10:00:00

Foundation invests in organizations and programs that pursue lasting conservation outcomes by aligning economic and conservation interests BENTONVILLE, Ark., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Walton Family Foundation announced investments totaling more than $71.8 million in environmental initiatives in 2010. A majority of grants were made to organizations and programs that pursue lasting conservation outcomes in ocean and river systems to the benefit of both people and...


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Conservation Biology
2012-05-12 20:05:54

Conservation Biology is a peer-reviewed academic journal of the Society for Conservation Biology. It was established in 1987 and is published by Wiley-Blackwell. Conservation Biology was originally developed to provide a global voice for an emerging discipline. It quickly became the most important journal dealing with the topic of biological diversity. Editor-in-chief is Gary Meffe; managing editor is Ellen Main. Stanley A. Temple, President of the SCB from 1991-1993, said: “The...

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