Saturday, September 08, 2012

"Our oceans contain most of Earth’s biodiversity, yet only a tiny fraction is protected. Overfishing, pollution and climate change threaten to degrade the special places in our oceans that remain healthy and teeming with life.

Protecting these places–before it is too late–is critical. Just as national parks conserve our lands,  marine reserves can help ensure ocean health for generations to come.

Global Ocean Legacy, a project of the Pew Environment Group and its partners, aims to establish a worldwide system of very large, highly protected marine reserves where fishing and other extractive activities are prohibited. We work with local citizens, governments and scientists around the world to protect and conserve some of the Earth’s most important and unspoiled marine environments."

This is a site that anyone interested in coastal research and coastal policy MUST visit frequently.


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