coastal conservation News

  • WWF applauds new marine conservation push in coastal East Africa

    Ministers and officials from ten countries and territories in East Africa yesterday endorsed or signed off on a potentially far-reaching protocol to protect East Africa’s coastal and marine environment from land-based activities and pollution. The new protocol - five years in the making - makes the western Indian Ocean the third marine area of the world to achieve a multilateral agreement to ...


    By WWF UK

  • Ocean Conservancy`s International Coastal Cleanup Set for Sept. 15

    Today, Ocean Conservancy announces the 27th annual International Coastal Cleanup, taking place September 15, by asking volunteers around the world to pledge to Take on the ...


    By Ocean Conservancy

  • Landshark Lager And Ocean Conservancy Unite For International Coastal Cleanup Day

     Landshark Lager is partnering with Ocean Conservancy in support of the organization's International Coastal Cleanup Day on September 15.  The annual effort, now in its 27th year, encourages people to reduce their own trash impact and volunteer to clean up our coastlines, rivers and lakefronts.  This year, more than 500,000 volunteers are expected to participate in local clean-up ...


    By Ocean Conservancy

  • Conservation in the UAE

    WKC Group conducts a capture and relocation programme for the Critically Endangered Persian Wonder Gecko following the findings of a Terrestrial Ecology Survey. The findings of the Terrestrial Ecology Survey undertaken for a proposed road alignment highlighted the presence of the Arabian IUCN Red List, Critically ...


    By WKC Group

  • Improving protection of coastal habitats

    Apartment blocks have sprung up across Southern Europe's coastlines in the last few decades, as tourists and residents alike vie for their patch of the shore. But as such human pressures increase, the expanse of unique natural habitats that Europe's coast holds are coming under increasing threat. A new framework suggests ways of categorising coastal habitats to allow them to be covered more ...

  • LiDAR monitoring coastal erosion

    Subject to intense meteorological events, including windstorms and heavy waves, Corsica has seen significant erosion of its coastline in the past 25 years and a decline in the surface area occupied by seagrass beds. Key to the success of this new initiative will be the Hawk Eye II scanning device, with its capability to capture precision data from both land and seabed terrain simultaneously, in ...

  • Puget Sound Coastal Wetlands to Be Restored

    OLYMPIA, Washington (ENS) - The Washington state Department of Ecology will use $1.47 million in federal grants to help local partners return nearly 500 acres of coastal wetland habitat in Jefferson and Whatcom counties back to their natural conditions. About 70 percent of the land near the mouths of rivers throughout the Puget Sound region has been converted to residential, ...

  • Restoring coastal wetlands? check the soil

    Rising sea levels and coastal development are threatening coastal freshwater wetlands with saltwater intrusion. While most ecosystem restoration projects have focused on surface water and groundwater, new research finds that conditions in the vadose zone, the unsaturated soil below the surface but above the water table, are of particular importance to seedling survival in coastal floodplain ...

  • Pacific islands to map coastal hazards

    Pacific Island researchers will be trained in skills such as coastal hazard mapping as part of a programme to use science to make coastal communities safer and more resilient. The US$1.3-million programme is part of an expansion of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Storms Program (CSP) into US-affiliated Pacific Islands, beginning next month (October) and led ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • PHYTO Partners with The Nature Conservancy

    In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, 2012 and beyond, consumers nationwide can help restore the critically endangered Atlantic Forest in Brazil by purchasing a limited edition Phytopolleine. Beginning April 1, 2012, this 100% essential oil scalp treatment will be launched by renowned botanical hair care brand PHYTO and will ...


    By The Nature Conservancy

  • Date Set for 26th Annual International Coastal Cleanup

    Ocean Conservancy: What: Today Ocean Conservancy announced that this year's International Coastal Cleanup will be held on September 17th. Over the last 25 years, Ocean Conservancy beach cleanup volunteers have collected enough cups, plates, forks, knives and spoons to host a picnic for 2 million people. The July 4th holiday weekend provides ...


    By Ocean Conservancy

  • Defra published Marine and Coastal Access Bill

    Environment Secretary Hilary Benn today welcomed publication of pioneering legislation for better protection and development of the seas around Britain. The Marine and Coastal Access Bill, published today, includes:     * a new network of marine conservation zones;    * the establishment of a new Marine Management Organisation which will be a centre of marine ...

  • Mangroves reduce coastal damage from tropical storms

    Mangroves can help protect coastal communities by reducing the height and power of waves generated by storms, and by reducing coastal flooding during tropical cyclones, ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Over USD40 million for Wetlands conservation

    The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California has set Tuesday 15th February as the deadline for considering projects for 2011 Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) funding. Private landowners interested in enhancing, restoring or protecting their wetlands with this year's funding may want to get their applications in soon. This year WRP includes a new Grazing Reserve Pilot Program ...

  • New Zealanders to have their say on coastal development

    A Board of Inquiry has been appointed to get public feedback on a new national policy statement, which will guide councils on how to manage development along New Zealand's coastline. Conservation Minister Steve Chadwick has appointed the board to carry out public consultation on a draft New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement, which will update the 1994 statement. The document guides the management ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • Sustainable approach to tackle coastal erosion in Thailand

    Panya Changcharoen still remembers when he was a child and the Bang Khunthian District stone, marking the edge of Bangkok, was in a lush mangrove forest. Now, at 60, he finds it hard to believe the shore has eroded so much that the marker lies stranded far out in the muddy sea. 'All the mangrove forests are gone and coastal erosion keeps getting worse, especially during the monsoon season,' ...


    By IRIN

  • Rare and The Nature Conservancy Agree to Merge

    The Nature Conservancy and Rare today announced their intent to merge, combining forces to accomplish greater conservation outcomes together than either organization could alone. Under the combined organization, Rare, known for its ground-breaking Pride campaigns, aimed at inspiring and empowering local people to conserve their natural resources, will retain its identity ...


    By Rare

  • Jamaica’s coastal capital at risk: report from the field

    A new economic valuation shows what Jamaica’s economy stands to lose if its coral reefs decline further. Last week, I traveled to Jamaica with my colleagues Lauretta Burke and Benjamin Kushner to launch a new analysis called Coastal Capital: Jamaica – The Economic Contribution of Jamaica’s ...

  • Ocean Conservancy, Global Volunteers and Partners to Clean Up Our Ocean During the 25th Annual International Coastal Cleanup: Online Registration Opens with 5,000 Global Cleanup Locations, Thousands More Soon to be Added

    Sign up to Clean up on September 25th!Locate a Cleanup site near you and join hundreds of thousands of volunteers around the world celebrating the International Coastal Cleanup’s 25th anniversary WASHINGTON - Today, Ocean Conservancy launches a new searchable online registration system for the 25th anniversary of the International Coastal ...


    By Ocean Conservancy

  • Tenure-Track faculty position in Marine Science and Conservation

    The Division of Marine Science and Conservation, part of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, invites applications for a full time tenure track faculty position, based at the Duke Marine Laboratory on the North Carolina coast. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and offer students ...

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