Reef-building staghorn coral (Acropora cervicornis) was abundant and widespread throughout the Caribbean and Florida until the late 1970s. The fast-growing coral formed dense thickets in forereef, backreef, and patch-reef environments toRead more
Corals are essential to the balance of the planet, but today they are threatened with extinction. Thanks to restoration efforts as well as the construction of unique artificial reefs, dedicated to the rehabilitation of coral reefs in damaged area,
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Sunscreens and lLotions that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate, two chemicals believed to cause damage to coral reefs, are no longer allowed to be worn or sold in the country.Read more
Shark fins are among the most expensive seafood products. The total declared value of the world trade in shark products is close to US$1 billion per year and it is associated with much illegal activity, including murder.Read more
Now, according to Aaron Hunt, coordinator of the Eco Divers Reef Foundation, the project is beginning to bear fruit. “After two years of the coral nursery program, we have an 85 percent survival rate of our transplanted corals,” he said.
As I descended, I saw a mass of netting twisting around and down. The visibility was excellent, but all I could see was bright, disorientating violet, punctuated by the dark black mesh of nets—my only reference.Read more
The decline of green sea turtle nesting populations worldwide led this species to be listed as Endangered in 1975 by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), and in the 1980s, several studies concluded that the green sea turtle nestiRead more
In China, whale shows are proliferating at new marine parks, driving demand for threatened species.,
After an initial six-month cleanup, government officials have confirmed Boracay will have a “soft opening”, with only certain hotels allowed to operate, offering around 5,000 beds in total.Read more
According to a new study, nearly half of fishermen from seven countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Costa Rica and Australia) had spotted poachers in MPAs in the past year but most did not do anything about it.Read more
UNESCO’s World Heritage committee has decided to remove Belize Barrier Reef from the list after the Government of Belize enacted legislation to cease offshore oil exploration, praising the Central American country's "visionary plan to manage the cRead more
Arauz founded the Association for the Restoration of Sea Turtles (PRETOMA) in 1997, and it was during his efforts to protect critically endangered leatherback sea turtles that he stumbled upon the shark finning problem.Read more