Marine Conservation in the Pacific

Bill Chandler, VP for Government Affairs, focuses on conservation during a recent trip to Hawaii This March, VP for Government Affairs Bill Chandler made a trip through the Hawaiian Islands to advance our marine conservation goals in the Pacific, from species-focused efforts on the critically endangered Hawaiian monk seal to the vast Pacific marine national … Continue reading Marine Conservation in the Pacific

Defending Federal Marine Conservation Programs

Marine Conservation Institute’s Vice President, Bill Chandler, testified before the US House of Representatives advocating for protection of vital federal marine conservation programs in fiscal year 2013. Bill testified on behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). Read his testimony here. While there are many … Continue reading Defending Federal Marine Conservation Programs

2012 Mia Tegner Grants in Historical Marine Ecology

Mia J. Tegner Memorial Research Grants in Marine Environmental History and Historical Marine Ecology Application Deadline: 5pm PDT, April 16, 2012Decision Announcement: World Oceans Day, June 8, 2012 Web Site & Online Form: http://www.marine-conservation.org/tegner-grants/ Marine Conservation Institute is pleased to announce the 2012 Mia J. Tegner Memorial Research Grants in Marine Environmental History and Historical … Continue reading 2012 Mia Tegner Grants in Historical Marine Ecology

The Unfulfilled Promise of the World’s Marine Protected Areas

“Welcome to the promising, confusing, and maddening world of marine reserves.” The Unfulfilled Promise of the World’s Marine Protected Areas by Bruce Barcott: Yale Environment 360 A good overview by Bruce Barcott: Yale Environment 360; better science than is widely acknowledged, more fear than is warranted given the small fraction of existing MPAs ~1% globally, … Continue reading The Unfulfilled Promise of the World’s Marine Protected Areas

Protecting the Pacific Marine Monuments

In 2009, President George W. Bush designated three marine monuments in the central Pacific – totaling over 193,000 square miles – to be protected. The three protected areas include the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, the Rose Atoll Marine National Monument in American Samoa, and the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument (see map below). … Continue reading Protecting the Pacific Marine Monuments

Today, Marine Conservation Institute, along with many environmental organizations, released their federal budget recommendations for fiscal year 2013. Working with many partners, Marine Conservation developed the recommendations for funding the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. As the US government attempts to restore fiscal responsibility, Marine Conservation Institute and many other marine conservation organizations argue that … Continue reading

Debris from the Costa Concordia Wreckage Threaten a Marine Sanctuary

We would like to take a moment to offer our most sincere condolences to the friends and family of those who were lost in the tragic grounding of the Costa Concordia on Friday, January 13. Our hearts go out to those who are grieving, as we cannot begin to comprehend their loss. The tragedy that … Continue reading Debris from the Costa Concordia Wreckage Threaten a Marine Sanctuary

The remote American territory of American Samoa holds some of the Pacific’s most ecologically diverse and pristine coral reef ecosystems. None of these is more biologically productive than Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Fagatele Bay – the Samoan word is pronounced “Fun-gha-telly” – is nestled within an eroded volcanic crater on the island of Tutuila, … Continue reading