Posts by Marine Conservation Institute

Scientists Gather at International Marine Conservation Congress to Develop Global Ocean Refuge System Criteria

Marine Conservation Institute Founder and Chief Scientist, Dr. Elliott Norse, to Give Plenary Speech at Conference in Glasgow, Scotland Marine Conservation Institute, a leader in protecting marine biodiversity, is hosting an all-day workshop with 19 top marine scientists today to discuss criteria for the Global Ocean Refuge System (GLORES). The workshop is being held in…

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President Obama Announces Plan to Create the Largest Marine Protected Area in the World with Help from Marine Conservation Institute

Marine Conservation Institute and Others Provide Scientific Basis for Expanding the U.S. Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument to Double Area of Global Ocean that is Fully Protected At the State Department’s Our Oceans Conference today, President Obama announced his intention to double the area of global oceans that are fully protected from fishing and…

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Global Ocean Refuge System to Help Resilience of the World’s Oceans and Humankind

Recent Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Points to Need for Marine Biodiversity Protections SEATTLE, WA—May 8, 2014—Marine Conservation Institute, a leader in protecting marine biodiversity, today highlighted its Global Ocean Refuge System(GLORES, pronounced glôr-ees) as a way to increase the resilience of the world’s oceans. This comes on the heels of…

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Marine Conservation Institute Releases Gulf Gems Report Highlighting Critical Areas to Protect in the Gulf of Mexico

Protecting Key Ecosystems is Essential to Ensure Future Vitality of the Gulf SEATTLE, WA—April 14, 2014—Marine Conservation Institute today announced it has released a new report, Gulf Gems: Treasured Places in Troubled Waters, highlighting critical areas in the Gulf of Mexico. The document aims to bring awareness to important places in the Gulf that are…

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New Research Highlights the Need for Better and More Rigorous Scientific Criteria for Marine Protected Areas

Comprehensive Scientific Criteria Are a Key Component of the Global Ocean Refuge System Being Developed by Marine Conservation Institute SEATTLE, WA—February 12, 2014— Marine Conservation Institute today highlighted important new research by Graham J. Edgar et al, featured this week in the preeminent journal Nature, demonstrating that strong protection and management are critical factors to marine protected area effectiveness.…

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Marine Conservation Institute Announces the Global Ocean Refuge System (GLORES) to Protect Marine Life Worldwide

Science-based Strategy Helps Leaders Safeguard Ocean Places Essential to Human Life and Livelihoods SEATTLE, WA—October 22, 2013— Marine Conservation Institute today announced the Global Ocean Refuge System (GLORES), a comprehensive science-based strategy for advancing marine protected areas worldwide.  Oceans are essential to human survival and prosperity and yet human activities are pushing many critical marine…

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Marine Biologists/Ocean Explorers Sylvia Earle of Mission Blue and Lance Morgan of Marine Conservation Institute to Speak at IMPAC3

Both Will Discuss the Importance Establishing a Worldwide System of Marine Protected Areas SAN FRANCISCO, CA—October 22, 2013— Celebrated marine biologists Dr. Sylvia Earle (founder of Mission Blue) and Dr. Lance Morgan (president of Marine Conservation Institute) are featured speakers at IMPAC3 (International Marine Protected Areas Congress) in Marseille, France, on October 22, 2013. These…

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