As nations pledge to preserve swaths of ocean within their territorial waters, a marine scientist explains why some marine protected areas shelter ocean life more effectively than others.
It is time to acknowledge and address the rapid shifts in Canada’s oceans. To meet this challenge, Canada’s marine conservation toolbox — starting with the Oceans Act — needs an overhaul.
Forming tightly woven populations, these bush-like corals offer a refuge to a myriad of marine species.
It involves a trade-off between seafood production and seabed conservation.
Among the dozens of endangered species, is a spiky snail named after The Clash lead singer, Joe Strummer.
Researchers share their insights on seismic surveys in South Africa.
If the local context and priorities of those who most directly rely on natural resources for their survival isn’t considered, conservation efforts will continue to fail.
The WTO is set to wrap up negotiations on harmful fisheries subsidies This could help rebuild the oceans’ fish stocks, and support the communities that rely on them.
From working on Jaws to putting herself in danger, Valerie Taylor vowed to change public attitudes to sharks. A new film dives deeply into her underwater life.
In the design of marine protected areas, new research suggests that it might be better to start small in order to gain local trust and support that leads to larger long-term benefits.
Around 75% of fishermen in the Outer Hebrides speak Gaelic. Their daily use of the language at work helps keep it alive.
Seagrass meadows are a powerful ally in the effort to slow climate change and reverse wildlife losses.
Australia needs to drop the deception that square kilometres say anything meaningful about conservation.
If you’re doing something (even if you know you probably shouldn’t), you’re more likely to think lots of other people do it too. You also likely overestimate how much other people think it’s OK.
Marine protected areas will be important for achieving the ocean Sustainable Development Goals.
Partially protected areas don’t have more wildlife than unprotected areas. They consume conservation resources and occupy space that could otherwise be allocated to more effective protection.
The latest research reveals basking sharks are not lone predators but rather family-minded creatures with a fancy for fine dining with their own folk.
An international agreement has set an ambitious deadline for action on some of the biggest problems facing the world’s oceans.
The Blue Belt is a network of marine protected areas 17 times larger than the UK.
New research involving CRISPR technology has furthered our understanding of corals’ gene functions. Specifically, it has revealed a mechanism underpinning how corals withstand heat stress.