Blogs on marine protected areas

  • Marine protected areas, such as Nusa Penida in Indonesia, give sealife a chance to rebound from exploitation while at the same time creating economic opportunities for local communities. Photo: Francesco Ricciardi

    Investing in marine protected areas is investing in our own survival

    Published on Friday, 07 June 2019

    Marine protected areas are a powerful way to allow ocean life to rebound while at the same time supporting tourism, local communities and sustainable fishing 

  • Critically endangered siamangs are protected by their remote location. Photo by Francesco Ricciardi.

    The war against wildlife is a war against ourselves

    Published on Tuesday, 12 March 2019

    It’s time to re-examine the actions we take to exterminate the wild animals and plants we need to survive, and start using stronger measures to protect them.

  • Stevedore carrying a 95-kg yellowfin tuna in Palawan, Philippines.

    Bluer than blue: Boosting the ocean economy

    Published on Monday, 08 June 2015

    As we reflect on the importance of the ocean today, the annual Coral Triangle Day held on 9 June has become a landmark regional event to celebrate World Oceans Day with one simple message: protect the ocean that sustains us all.