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Protecting Seagrass in Wakatobi

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Seagrass, the “ugly duckling” of the conservation world, is a vital lifeline for thousands of communities around the globe and an efficient absorber of “blue carbon.” It is also quickly disappearing. In Indonesia’s Wakatobi National Park, a community-focused tree-planting initiative is helping protect seagrass meadows and foster a new generation of environmentally aware children. Read more

March 9, 2018 |

Belize bans oil activity to protect its barrier reef

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Source: theguardian.com

Decision hailed as huge step forward that will safeguard both the marine environment and the country’s lucrative dive tourism industry. 

Some good news for the new year: in what has been called a huge step forward in protecting oceans and marine life, the Belize government has announced bold legislation to end oil activity in all of its waters. Read more

March 8, 2018 |

Mesoamerican Reef gets improving bill of health

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Source: Mongabay.com 

A recent report tracking the health of the Mesoamerican Reef indicates that conservation efforts might be helping to turn the tide for the reef itself and the people who depend on it.

“Reefs face ever increasing stress which is outpacing that of our management actions,” Melanie McField, an ecologist at the Smithsonian Institution, said in a statement. “ The measured improvement in reef health demonstrates our capacity to stem the trajectory of decline.” Read more

February 10, 2018 |

Andrew and Marit Miners Honored as Scuba Diving Sea Heroes

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Source: Scuba Diving

Andrew and Marit Miners are co-founders of Misool Eco Resort and  Misool Foundation (called Yayasan Misool Baseftin in Indonesian)often held up as an example of how everyday people with grit, heart and determination can effect real change. For their vision and dedication, the Miners are our January/February Scuba Diving Sea Heroes. Read more

January 15, 2018 |

Mexico Establishes Largest Marine Protected Area in North America

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Source: Author Jason Daley – Smithsonian.com

The nation will fully protect 57,000 square miles around the Revillagigedo Islands from fishing and resource extraction.

Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, signed a decree creating a massive marine reserve, spanning 57,000 square miles around the four Revillagigedo Islands—a volcanic archipelago 240 miles southwest of the Baja Peninsula. The reserve is the largest marine protected area yet created in North America. Read more

January 3, 2018 |
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