Marine Conservation

Ecosystems in oceans and seas are endangered by human-caused over-exploitation of their resources and direct consequences of global climate change. Marine or ocean conservation seeks to protect and preserve ecosystems and biodiversity through planned management.


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Mining the ocean floor could solve mineral shortages – and lead to epic extinctions in some of the most remote ecosystems on Earth.

Olive Heffernan

Nature, 2019

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Maintaining momentum is crucial as nations build a treaty to safeguard the high seas, argue Glen Wright, Julien Rochette, Kristina M. Gjerde and Lisa A. Levin.

Kristina M. Gjerde et al.

Nature, 2018

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Gather scientific evidence on the feasibility and risks of marine geoengineering to guide regulation of research, advise Philip Boyd and Chris Vivian.

Philip Boyd and Chris Vivian

Nature, 2019

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Stalling the fastest flows of ice into the oceans would buy us a few centuries to deal with climate change and protect coasts, argue John C. Moore and colleagues.

John C. Moore et al.

Nature, 2018

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Multi-agency report highlights increasing signs and impacts of climate change in atmosphere, land and oceans

World Meteorological Organization

WMO, 2020

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How One Small Island Showed Us How to Save Our Oceans

Sandra Laville

The Guardian, 2018

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Economist Films

Economist Films, 2017

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