"“Governing the Coastal Commons: Communities, Resilience and Transformation“, edited by CCRN researchers Derek Armitage, Anthony Charles, and Fikret Berkes, examines how coastal communities are adapting to environmental change, and explores approaches to governing the coastal commons, emphasizing a social-ecological systems perspective, and the role of resilience and transformation. In particular, the volume describes the attributes of governance that foster deliberate transformations and help to build resilience in social-ecological systems."
"States meeting at the United Nations in New York today took an important step towards launching negotiations for a new treaty to protect the biodiversity of the high seas (areas beyond the national jurisdiction). Making up two thirds of the global ocean, marine life in the high seas is not effectively protected. A new treaty will rectify this, putting in place measures to protect the rich and globally significant biodiversity and ecosystem services of the high seas and to govern activities undertaken there sustainably."
"Walker's call came after a deputation to the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board from Okura residents Lezette and Geoff Reid, who were concerned about sediment running off WeitiBay developer's land on to Karapiro Beach and into the Okura Long Bay Marine Reserve."
Via The Conversation
"Under the proposed plans, there would be no change to the boundaries of existing marine parks, which cover 36% of Commonwealth waters, or almost 2.4 million square kilometres. But many areas inside these boundaries will be rezoned to allow for a range of activities besides conservation."
Via Manila Bulletin
"More than 30 new species of sea slugs, sea urchins and soft corals have been discovered in the Verde Island Passage, between the provinces of Batangas and Mindoro, proving the area’s significance as “the center of the center” of marine biodiversity in the world."
"Whales, sharks, butterflies and lotus leaves might together hold the secret to saving the shipping industry millions and help save the planet, according to a marine biologist at the University of Portsmouth, UK."