Marine conservation implications and opportunities for China’s Belt and Road Initiative – the world’s largest ever infrastructure project

  • Posted by Chris Brown
  • On January 9, 2020
China’s Belt and Road Initiative, or the ‘New Silk Road’, is the world’s largest infrastructure development project, aimed at linking Europe and East Africa with Asia. The initiative combines a large network of terrestrial and maritime routes with the intent of linking over 70 countries, at an estimated cost of US$8 trillion by 2049. The […]
Read More

Coastal science gathers for #CERF2019

  • Posted by Tom Rayner
  • On November 4, 2019
This week 1,700+ coastal scientists are gathering for CERF 2019 in Alabama. The 25th biennial conference of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation aims to help the research and management community become more “responsive, relevant and ready” – to connect science and society in trouble-shooting and conserving coastal environments. The Global Wetlands Project will be […]
Read More

Seagrass lacks protection at global scale

  • Posted by Laura Griffiths
  • On October 9, 2019
Seagrass ecosystems face multiple threats, from pollution to sea level rise. However, management is failing to adequately protect these ecosystems and prevent their decline. We reviewed global policy relevant to seagrass protection and identified some critical gaps. We need to rethink how we protect coastal ecosystems in general, and seagrasses in particular, from multiple cumulative […]
Read More

Wetlands: life support for the Great Barrier Reef

  • Posted by Tom Rayner
  • On July 26, 2019
The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is well recognised as the one of the most biodiverse and valuable ecosystems on Earth. However, few of us appreciate that one million hectares of wetlands are the life support system for this important ecosystem. In this post, Dr Fernanda Adame and Emeritus Professor Angela Arthington explore the critical relationship […]
Read More

Turtley sick moves: rescuing weak sea turtles and the science aimed at helping their equally weak populations

  • Posted by Ryan Pearson
  • On April 26, 2019
Sea turtles are threatened. Literal boat loads of things affect their already low survival rates, most attributable to humans. Plastics, fishing entanglements, temperature increases, habitat degradation and actual boat strikes are killing turtles and affecting their populations in many other ways. Ultimately threatening their very existence. Knowing this, when my buddy Dr Michael Sievers and […]
Read More