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2008-10-13 06:00:27

By Jenny Haworth SCOTLAND's seas are at risk of "a death of a thousands cuts" unless crucial new laws put protection of our fragile marine ecosystems firmly at their heart, environment groups have warned. There are fears the Scottish Marine Bill is set to focus too strongly on using the seas to boost economic growth, through activities such as offshore renewables, fishing and shipping, rather than on protecting precious underwater habitats. A year after The Scotsman launched its Save...

2008-09-14 03:00:15

By Bush, George W August 25, 2008 Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Commerce, and the Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality Subject: Potential Marine Conservation Management Areas The Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality has advised me there are objects of historic and scientific interest in areas under the jurisdiction of the United States that may be appropriate for recognition, protection, or improved...

2008-09-04 12:00:16

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Lou Cafiero of the Office National Marine Sanctuaries, +1-240-205-0400, or Nathan Constable of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, +1-301-608-3040, ext.5 WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF) announced today that it has funded the first of several marine conservation and education projects designed to protect the fragile coral reefs and communities of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine...

2008-08-25 18:00:23

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Jo Knight of Pew Environment Group, +1-202-552-2070 WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joshua S. Reichert, managing director of the Pew Environment Group, issued the following statement in response to President Bush's announcement today of three new areas in U.S. ocean waters that will be assessed for possible protection as marine sanctuaries or monuments. "Two years ago President Bush set a new standard for global ocean protection when he...

2008-08-25 15:00:36

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prominent ocean conservationists are encouraged by President Bush's announcement today directing his Administration to consider protecting a number of very large, ecologically important ocean areas. However, they are concerned that the proposal could allow for multiple-use practices that would harm the species and ecosystems in these areas. The sites are remote reef-cloaked US possessions and their surrounding waters in the Central Pacific,...

2008-08-12 15:00:39

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Dave Bard of the Pew Environment Group, +1-202-486-4426 Healthy oceans, fishermen threatened by short-sighted rule WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Environment Group today joined 80 congressional leaders, hundreds of scientists and environmental and fishing organizations, and nearly 200,000 members of the general public in urging the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to rewrite its proposed fisheries rule that would undercut...

2008-07-15 12:00:35

THE three main battlegrounds about our marine environment are likely to be the competing interests of fishermen, those promoting wind and wave power offshore, and conservationists. Here are three views on the future: Fishing Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen's Federation "We were concerned before this document arrived about balance between marine conservation and commercial aspects, between protection of the marine eco-system and the sustainable use of resources....

2008-07-08 15:00:26

Dr. Patrick N. Halpin, a leading expert in marine conservation, will discuss "Protecting the Large Pelagics: New Technologies for Marine Conservation in the Open Ocean" at World Wildlife Fund on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 4:30 p.m. The lecture is part of the Kathryn Fuller Science for Nature Seminar series, which brings distinguished scientists from a variety of fields to Washington, D.C. to present cutting edge research of central importance to international conservation. Ship strikes,...

2008-06-20 18:00:16

Damaging types of fishing will be banned in part of a bay to protect sea life, the Government announced yesterday. Ten per cent of Lyme Bay, in Dorset, home to spectacular reefs, pink sea fans, sunset cup corals and rare species of sponges, will be permanently closed to scallop dredging and bottom trawling from early July. Fishing using nets near the surface or static nets and lines, along with diving for scallops, scuba diving and sea angling will be allowed, the Department for...

2008-02-18 10:01:22

On Sunday, Brown University marine conservation scientist Heather Leslie addresssed how the fast-growing field of resilience science can produce more effective ocean protection policies at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society. Resilience science is the study of how ecosystems resist and respond to disturbances, both natural and man-made. This increasingly influential area of environmental science...


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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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