Category Marine Conservation

Top 5 environmental success stories of 2016

From ocean protections to climate action to eco-activism, 2016 was a big year for the environment.

Satellites, dynamite and more – 7 ways to save the ocean from illegal fishing

Watch out pirates! New technology and policy advances mark the beginning of the end for illegal fishing

The pros and cons of large and small marine protected areas

Are large contiguous marine reserves more effective than small MPAs or MPA networks at protecting the ocean?

Is marine plastic pollution a solvable problem?

Is it possible to clean up the enormous oceanic garbage patches? Or does solving plastic pollution rely on prioritizing types of trash and specific regions of the ocean for a targeted campaign?

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9 conservation success stories made possible by flagship species

With so many species and ecosystems in dire need of protection, which ones are the most important to save? Do popular iconic species have more conservation value than a obscure ones?

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How the world can stop overfishing – A case study of U.S. fishery success

Back in the 1990s, overfishing was causing the collapse of many US fisheries. Twenty years later, an entirely different narrative is unfolding.

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Top 5 environmental success stories of 2015

From protecting the oceans to forging a climate consensus, 2015 was a big year for environmental conservation.