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World's largest marine reserve created off Hawaii

<b>US President Barack Obama has expanded a national monument off Hawaii, creating the world's largest marine reserve, the White House says.</b><p>His announcement on Friday quadruples in size a monument originally created by President George W Bush in 2006.<p>The Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument will …

President Obama Just Created the World's Largest Marine Reserve

Today the White House announced the expansion of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument: quadrupling its size, President Obama has now made …

Conservation

Obama Just Made Hawaii's Marine Reserve Twice The Size Of Texas

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, President Barack Obama created the largest protected reserve on Earth. The newly designated Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument is over half a million square miles and covers much of the uninhabited northwestern islands of …

Conservation

Pew Applauds United Kingdom’s Designation of Pitcairn Islands Marine Reserve

Pitcairn is the only inhabited island in the chain, with a population of around 50 people. The majority are descendants of the mutineers of the …

Biodiversity

Barack Obama creates first US marine reserve in the Atlantic Ocean

President Barack Obama is to announced on Thursday the creation of America’s first ever national marine park in the Atlantic Ocean – designating an area near Cape Cod protected from fishing and oil drilling, in a bid to preserve the remarkable wildlife and geology.<p>The area is over twice the size of …

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Community-led marine reserve sees lobsters thrive

The first and only fully-protected marine reserve in Scotland is proving highly beneficial for marine conservation and fisheries, with lobsters more …

The Pitcairn Islands

Yellow-edged lyretail <i>(Variola louti</i>).<p><i>This fact sheet was updated in June 2017, to reflect the legal designation of the Pitcairn Islands Marine</i> …

Conservation

Pew, National Geographic Applaud Creation of Pitcairn Islands Marine Reserve

LONDON—The Pew Charitable Trusts and the National Geographic Society praised action by the British government today to create the world's largest …

Budget 2015: Pitcairn Islands get huge marine reserve

<b>The UK is to establish the largest, continuous marine reserve in the world, around the Pitcairn Islands.</b><p>The Pacific zone will cover 834,000 sq km (322,000 sq miles) - more than twice the land area of the British Isles.<p>The intention is to protect the wealth of ocean life from illegal fishing …

Satellites Will Guard New Marine Reserve From Fish Pirates

Avast ye, scallywags<p>The United Kingdom announced this week that it is creating a massive marine reserve around the Pitcairn Islands in the Pacific ocean. Covering over 322,000 square miles, the new reserve will be protected from illegal fishing.<p>The Pitcairn Islands became infamous as the shelter …

World's largest single marine reserve approved

Covering 322,000 square miles, the U.K.'s new marine reserve in the Pacific represents a huge victory for biodiversity campaigners. (And fish.)<p>Last …

Establishing the National Parks of the Sea

Callum Roberts, 2000 Pew Marine Fellow, is a marine conservation biologist and senior lecturer in the Environment Department at the University of …

Conservation

World's largest marine reserve announced by UK government

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) today congratulates the UK government on its decision to create the world’s largest marine reserve around the …

Biodiversity

Satellites for Sharks: Watching the World’s Newest, Biggest Marine Reserve 24-7 for Illegal Fishing

The United Kingdom this week announced the establishment of the world’s largest ocean reserve, as well as a bold plan to protect it from illegal …

World's Largest Contiguous Marine Reserve Created to Stop Illegal Fishing

British Prime Minister David Cameron's government announced the creation of the world’s largest contiguous ocean reserve on Wednesday, protecting …

Britain creates world's largest marine reserve

The world's largest marine reserve has been created by the British government, offering unprecedented protection to more than 1,200 species of marine …

Pitcairn marine reserve is an incredible win for the oceans

Amidst the flurry of growth statistics and tax announcements in the budget, you might have missed the most important story of all. Buried in the small print of the red book was some brilliant news for Fish Fighters and ocean lovers everywhere.<p>The government responded to calls from a coalition of …

Conservation

Britain names Pitcairn Island as center of world's largest marine reserve

When it comes to protecting marine life, Britain is going big. After announcing in February it was considering several locations for preservation, …

U.K. to Create the World’s Largest Continuous Marine Reserve

Situated in the vast expanse of ocean between Australia and South America, the Pitcairn Islands are among the most isolated in the world. The …

Royal Navy

Largest Marine Reserve Designated in Pacific

They say records were made to be broken. This week, UK officials announced the designation of what will be the world’s largest marine …

Ocean Bounty

The government of Britain recently announced the designation of the world's largest marine reserve in the waters surrounding Pitcairn Island, a British overseas territory in the South Pacific. One of the remotest populated islands in the world, Pitcairn is best known as the final refuge of …

Using Fish Movement to Make Sure Marine Reserves Actually Work

<i>The bottom line: Coral reef fishes move different distances. The first comprehensive review of larval dispersal and movement patterns of coral reef</i> …

New Zealand to turn Kermadec into vast marine reserve

<b>New Zealand has revealed plans to turn an area of the South Pacific about the size of France into a marine reserve.</b><p>The Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary lies north of the mainland and includes a chain of islands and underwater volcanoes.<p>Prime Minister John Key made the announcement at the United Nations …

We created enough marine reserves last year to cover Texas and Alaska combined

The Pacific island nation of Palau, just east of Indonesia and the Philippines, announced its plan to designate 193,000 square miles of nearby ocean …

These 4 countries took huge steps to protect the ocean in 2015

<b>EVERYONE</b> can take small steps to conserve the ocean. Whether it’s purchasing <b>sustainable seafood</b> or using less plastic, little decisions accumulate …

Conservation

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Pacific Islands’ marine reserve: Safe haven for depleted tuna and new holiday spot

On October 22, Palau’s parliament unanimously approved a law that over five years will phase out all commercial fishing in 80 per cent of Palau’s …

The Year’s Biggest Marine Reserve Wins in 12 Stunning Photos

2015 was a landmark year for ocean conservation. With the announcements of the Palau National Marine Sanctuary, an Easter Island Marine Park, the …

The government is creating a marine reserve the size of the UK

Ascension Island, a British Overseas Territory, is set to become a marine reserve almost as big as the UK, the British government has announced.<p>Using …