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2010-04-22 07:00:00

SEATTLE, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line and Marine Conservation Biology Institute (MCBI) announced a new partnership to promote sustainable and compatible use of the oceans to protect the world's marine ecosystems. Called "Our Marvelous Oceans," the new program will start with a three-year commitment that includes adopting sustainable seafood purchasing onboard, new programming for guests and support for the MCBI education program under which annual grants are made by MCBI...

2010-03-21 09:56:00

DOHA, QATAR, March 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International governments today failed to grant trade protection to the unique and valuable red and pick corals (Coralliidae) used in jewelry and home decor, despite sound science showing that regulation is needed for their continued survival. SeaWeb, an ocean conservation organization whose campaign Too Precious to Wear had called for governments to protect Coralliidae under Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered...

2010-03-05 08:00:00

Group of Islands in the Indian Ocean Rival Galapagos Islands, Great Barrier Reef in Ecological Diversity WASHINGTON, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Pew Environment Group praised the United Kingdom (U.K.) for taking one further step towards designating the world's largest marine reserve. The proposed marine reserve would protect a group of 55 islands located in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Known as the Chagos Archipelago, the islands and their surrounding waters cover...

2010-02-20 09:57:09

As biologists and ecologists propose ever-larger conservation areas in the tropics, ones that encompass multiple countries, social scientists say it's local people banding together with their community leaders who ultimately determine the success or failure of such efforts in many parts of the world. "When people sacrifice to conserve, they want to benefit from that sacrifice," says Patrick Christie, University of Washington associate professor of marine affairs and a Pew fellow in marine...

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2010-01-05 12:09:05

Summer weather and UK marine life A recent scientific conference has provided new evidence for the effects of unseasonal summer storms on a variety of spectacular marine life, including deadly jellyfish, basking sharks and oceanic seabirds. The third annual 'South West Marine Ecosystems' meeting, held in Plymouth in December 2009, brought together 40 representatives from the scientific, conservation, fishing and eco-tourism sectors. The aim was to discuss impacts of environmental change and...

2009-11-18 15:00:00

International coalition advances marine conservation as part of the solution to climate change WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A large international coalition today urged the United States to support marine conservation options that will help mitigate climate change. The 'Blue Climate Coalition,' comprised of sixty-six conservation groups and interests and over 150 marine scientists and professionals, from 33 countries, issued communications today addressed to President...

2009-09-09 09:56:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF), the private, non-profit partner to NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, announced today that Jason Patlis has been selected by its Board of Trustees to serve as the new President and CEO. "We are excited and very fortunate to welcome Jason aboard. His vast experience and expertise will allow the Foundation to continue serving as a strong partner to NOAA's Office of National...

2009-07-22 09:17:24

A reduction of as little as five per cent in fisheries catch could result in as much as 30 per cent of the British Columbia coastal ecosystems being protected from overfishing, according to a new study from the UBC Fisheries Centre.The study, by Natalie Ban and Amanda Vincent of Project Seahorse, proposes modest reductions in areas where fisheries take place, rather than the current system of marine protected areas which only safeguard several commercially significant species, such as...

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2009-07-09 13:35:00

Coastal marine ecosystems are at risk worldwide as a result of human activities, according to scientists at UC Santa Barbara who have recently published a study in the Journal of Conservation Letters. The authors have performed the first integrated analysis of all coastal areas of the world."Resource management and conservation in coastal waters must address a litany of impacts from human activities, from the land, such as urban runoff and other types of pollution, and from the sea," said...

2009-05-14 09:00:00

Residents voice support for compromise proposal SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today in Sacramento, the Fish and Game Commission is holding a public comment hearing on plans for a network of underwater parks, or marine protected areas (MPAs), along California's north central coast (between Half Moon Bay and Point Arena). After today's meeting, the Fish and Game Commission is expected to make a final decision on the north central coast MPA network at an adoption...


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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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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.