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Progress! Australia creates the world’s largest network of marine reserves

Blog entry by Veronica Frank | 19 November, 2012 4 comments

"We don't want people to only know the magnificence of their oceans through aquariums or by watching 'Finding Nemo'," Australian Environment Minister Tony Burke was reported saying as he announced the creation of the world’s largest...

Postcard from Thailand - a polluted paradise

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | 31 July, 2013 10 comments

The tiny island of Koh Samet is home to long pale beaches, forests and beautiful geography, but the fine, white sands of this Thai island and the clear blue waters that surround it have been turned sticky and black by crude oil spilled...

Russia says NYET to establishing two of the world’s largest marine sanctuaries in...

Blog entry by John Hocevar | 19 July, 2013

After what we saw in Bremerhaven at this week's CCAMLR meeting, I have to stop and wonder at how hard it is to get the world working together for a real environmental outcome. I arrived here with about a dozen environmental...

Needed: A real Constitution for the Oceans!

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 14 December, 2012 2 comments

There is nothing as relaxing to me as the sound of waves. (Real waves – not New Age CDs with wave sounds, mind you). But when I stand by the oceans these days, I can't relax entirely. I cannot but think of the wild west exploitation...

Defending Indonesia’s seas and fishermen's livelihoods

Blog entry by Sari Tolvanen | 31 May, 2013

This month has seen a myriad of oceans activities in Indonesia - Greenpeace’s newest campaign to defend our oceans. Our flagship the Rainbow Warrior has been documenting underwater life and fishing activities in the Banda sea as part...

Turtle Recall (World Turtle Day)

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | 23 May, 2013 7 comments

Every day is Turtle Day when you're an ocean campaigner… When I heard it was World Turtle Day , I hatched a plan. I know that to an international audience 'turtle' covers a multitude of reptile species, but rather than getting all...

Best opportunity for the creation of world’s largest marine reserves

Blog entry by Richard Page | 11 July, 2013

Once again I am attending a meeting of the strangely named CCAMLR (the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources), the organisation responsible for looking after the icy waters that surround Antarctica. ...

US on Rio Earth Summit oceans rescue plan: “no we won’t!”

Blog entry by Nathalie Rey | 15 June, 2012

Day two of the negotiating sessions for this once in a decade meeting on sustainable development, and we seem to be drifting even further away from in the future we want here at Rio+20 . Progress to agree final outcomes continues to...

Why an oceans rescue plan must be agreed at Rio

Blog entry by Richard Page | 24 May, 2012

It’s only a few weeks until the Rio+20 Earth Summit and although the countdown has started, the world’s politicians still don’t understand that our long-term future is at stake. Our future depends on protecting the global...

International Unsustainable Overfishing

Blog entry by Sari Tolvanen | 4 March, 2011 3 comments

Skipjack tuna and bycatch caught in the eastern Pacific using a Fish Aggregation Device (FAD) in 2009. Despite the crisis facing our oceans , we often hear excuses from industry players: telling us that we do not need urgent...

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