In the race to save the Florida Reef, which stretches from the Dry Tortugas to Palm Beach, researchers have successfully reared and released nearly 200 long-spined sea urchins off the coast.
“Life revolves around the climate,” says José Luis “Pepe” Gerhartz, a senior conservation specialist from the Caribbean Biological Corridor Initiative, or CBC, a joint initiative between Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Puerto Rico.
The largest ecosystem on the planet. The biggest carbon sink on Earth. Over half the surface of the planet. The global ocean, made up of international waters beyond national control, are vast and home to great magnitudes of ocean life.
17 - 23 August 2003, Halifax, Canada
2 - 6 May 2004, Vancouver, Canada
22 - 24 February 2017, Bali, Indonesia
19 - 20 September 2023, Online
Corals are animals — yes, immobile animals — with peculiar sex lives.
18 February 2003, Winnipeg, Canada
“Why on earth would anyone give up working on tigers to focus on freshwater fish?” is the question I am asked most frequently since becoming the Executive Director of Shoal, a new initiative for freshwater biodiversity.
When we think of mangrove forests, seagrass meadows and saltmarshes, we don’t immediately think of shark habitats.
The world's oceans remain something of a mystery. And, to prove it, one photographer has revealed some of the multi-colour creatures that make up 'biological soup' in pitch-black depths of the Pacific waters near Hawaii.
The ground-breaking work of the Southern Cross University marine scientist who first discovered the dazzling coral sex phenomenon will be shared with Australian audiences on ABC TV’s Reef Live this weekend.
Correa says coral-eating predators are typically thought of as biting and weakening reef structures, generating hiding spaces for other organisms and, ultimately, beach sand. In contrast, grazing fish that crop down bushy algae get the limelight for helping reefs maintain healthy coral cover.
Hamburg/Montreal/Washington D.C./Rome, 6 June 2012: The list of nominees for this year's Future Policy Award is complete: 31 outstanding policies from 22 countries and regions are in the running for the best policy worldwide to protect oceans and coasts.
Ireland must increase the number of its protected areas to safeguard habitats, species, and ecosystems on our coasts and waterways
Coral reefs are one of the world's most biologically diverse and productive ecosystems. They provide abundant ecological goods and services and are central to the socioeconomic and cultural welfare of coastal and island communities — throughout tropical and subtropical ocean countries — by contr ...
17 - 19 December 2008, Tirana, Albania
The Global Legislators Organisation, GLOBE International, is a unique network of legislators committed to addressing global environmental challenges. GLOBE parliamentarians work closely with leading scientists, economists and policy specialists to develop progressive and coordinated environmenta ...
Eggs from genetically modified Atlantic salmon have already been transported from Canada to Panama for the purposes of research and development. These same GM salmon eggs could soon be approved for commercial production in Canada and shipped for grow-out in Panama. How far should national govern ...
A new report urges research into geoengineering the oceans, not because it’s a good idea but because it may save us from our own mistakes.
Voluntary Report on Implementation of the Programme of Work on Marine and Coastal Biological Diversity
Marine explorers have discovered a "pristine" 3km (2-mile) coral reef at depths of 30m (100ft) off the coast of Tahiti, French Polynesia. It is one of the largest discovered at that depth, says the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, which led the mission.
A team of marine biologists have welcomed the discovery of an endangered giant freshwater stingray during a recent expedition to a remote stretch of the Mekong River in Cambodia, though they warned the biodiversity of the area was under threat.
Towering beneath sparkling waters off the coast of Australia's Palm Islands is an ancient coral community that predates the European settlement of its neighboring continent.
13 - 17 October 2008, Bangkok, Thailand
13 - 17 October 2008, Bangkok, Thailand
Global experts from the United Nations Environment Programme, The Nature Conservancy, governments, research agencies, and the private sector are coming together to share best practices in improving marine management based on lessons learned around the world.
31 May - 2 June 2023, Rome, Italy
5 June 2017 – With recent commitments made by governments around the globe, the world is on track to protect over 10% of the globe’s marine areas by 2020, announced Dr. Cristiana Pașca Palmer, the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Global outcome-oriented targets for the implementation of the programmes of work on the biological diversity of inland water ecosystems and marine and coastal biodiversity
The side event will review global progress with marine protected areas (MPAs) and explore practical and innovative ways to accelerate progress towards Aichi Biodiversity Target 11. At the side event we will present key findings from the Protected Planet Report 2012 on the current status and tren ...
In an interesting exercise to showcase the fish biodiversity in Chicalim bay,participants caught and counted 47 fish species and 16 shrimp species.
Most of the sandy beaches and bays of Goa, India’s smallest state, are dominated by tourism and fishing. Yet in the low tide pools along the a 100 km long coastline, slimy algae, known as seaweed, have been quietly flourishing. In recent years, seaweed has gained global renown as a wonder plant ...
Canada has made disappointingly little progress in preserving the variety of life in its oceans largely because of a contradiction in the federal department that’s supposed to protect it, says a group of senior scientists.
A small group of volunteers are mounting their own attempt to reverse the effects of climate change. They call themselves ‘coral gardeners’ and are trying to reverse the effects of global warming on Jamaica’s coral reefs.
Parts of the Great Barrier Reef are showing signs of heat stress, raising the risk of another major coral bleaching event, scientists from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority have announced. Eastern Australia has experienced a long period of warmer than usual ocean currents, which has i ...
A mass coral spawning has begun on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, with early indications the annual event could be among the biggest in recent years, local marine biologists said Sunday.
Freshwater bleaching of corals could occur this year as a result of flood waters from Queensland’s overflowing rivers pouring into the Great Barrier Reef, the marine park authority has warned.
The Great Barrier Reef could be heading for a third major coral bleaching outbreak in the space of five years if high ocean temperatures in the region do not drop in the next two weeks, scientists and conservationists have warned.
There’s fresh hope for the future of the Great Barrier Reef as scientists and tourism operators are working together to grow new coral and repair the damage from mass bleaching.
Australia's Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) on Thursday confirmed "widespread coral bleaching" is occurring on the reef. Aerial surveys showed that "some southern areas of the Reef that had little or no bleaching in 2016 and 2017 have now experienced moderate or severe bleachin ...
The number of new corals on Australia's Great Barrier Reef has plunged by 89% since unprecedented bleaching events in 2016 and 2017, scientists say. The events, which damaged two-thirds of the world's largest reef system, are now being blamed for triggering a collapse in coral re-growth last year.
No one denies the cascade of climate-induced coral bleaching that devastated huge portions of the Great Barrier Reef in 2016, nor the subsequent bleaching. No one questions the Queensland government’s 2019 report (see go.nature.com/3ckg) that the reef’s condition near the shore is poor.
The risk of widespread coral bleaching across the Great Barrier Reef has subsided after cloud and rain over the past 10 days caused “substantial cooling” of heat-stressed corals, according to the government’s reef management authority.
For how infamous the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) is, it can be a bit alarming to know that there are still large gaps in the knowledge scientists have of them. Gracing our cinematic screens for decades now, the gray-and-white toothed predator is known to make long‐distance migrati ...
This event will discuss how the Green Economy approach for sustainable development can address some key biodiversity issues and also work towards biodiversity targets.