Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Photo: Karen Bryan/Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology, Reef fish (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, a mixed World Heritage Site and the world’s largest fully protected marine protected area. Size: Larger than the Gulf of Mexico and just smaller than the State of Alaska. The site is co-managed by federal and state …

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Photo: Brittglow, School of fish Australia – The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system. The reef is the largest natural feature on earth and stretches more than 2,300 kilometers (1,430 miles) off the coast of Queensland. The forecasts for the reef’s survival are dire and there have been three mass coral …

Chile Hosts International Marine Protected Areas Congress #IMPAC4

Poster Chile will host the 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress, IMPAC4, which will be held in La Serena – Coquimbo September 4-8, 2017. Hashtag: #IMPAC4 The organizers are launching the official IMPAC4 Chile website that will provide the Marine Protected Areas (MPA) community, the basic information about the congress. The transdisciplinary nature of topics related …

Easter Island’s New Protected Marine Area (2017)

Photo: MMAChile News from Chile’s environmental ministry: In a historic vote, Rapa Nui approved the creation of 700,000 km2 protected marine area in Easter Island. The announcement was made during the innaugural day of the International Marine Protected Areas Congress #IMPAC4. Due to their isolation and little connection with other islands, Easter Island’s coral ecosystems have …

Tourism Strategies in Marine Protected Areas (2017)

Poster Europarc hosts a webinar focusing on Tourism Strategies in Marine Protected Areas July 18, 14:30 CEST or 530am Pacific) For more than 20 years, EUROPARC has been supporting Protected Areas becoming Sustainable Destinations, with the development of the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas (ECSTPA). The aim of all Charter projects and activities is the protection of the natural …

Sharks, Parks and Whales

LIVE WEBCAST! Divers for Sharks and partner organizations hosts a side-event at the 13th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP13) to discuss NON-EXTRACTIVE uses of marine wildlife and Marine Protected Areas. If you are not in Cancún, tune in for the live webcast on the Divers for Sharks’ Facebook Page page Tuesday …