Learning from others: The new global conservation planning database

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For the week of 18 February 2019

Join us Wednesday, February 27 3 pm US EST/Noon US PST/8 pm UTC for a webinar on Learning from others: The new global conservation planning database with Jorge Álvarez-Romero, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University.

Creating a new marine conservation or management plan? Learn what others have done in the past – build on their research and experiences and how they addressed challenges – using the new Conservation Planning Database. The database recently launched with 163 peer-reviewed papers on 155 marine systematic conservation planning exercises from around the world. The database will help planners find relevant conservation plans from all over the world including their local area, scientists study trends in conservation planning, and donors and NGOs identify regions where little conservation planning has been done. Join this webinar to learn more about the database, what it reveals about that current state of marine systematic conservation planning, how you can add to it, and how developers are planning to make it even more useful.

To register, visit: https://oct.to/webinar222

If you would like to check out other upcoming OCTO sponsored webinars, you can find a complete list at https://oct.to/Webinars

Thank you for being part of the OpenChannels Community,
          – Allie Brown, Raye Evrard, and the rest of the OpenChannels Team

Oyster growers push for pesticide permits to control burrowing shrimp this summer

Heated discussions continue in Washington State over the controversial use of imidacloprid, a chemical neurotoxin, that could help rid shellfish beds of burrowing shrimp. (via KNKX)

A Whale's Afterlife

He waited long and patiently for the call to come, and then it did. This article details a great love story between a scientist and a dead whale. (via The New Yorker)

Tribes Use Western and Indigenous Science to Prepare for Climate Change

Created through the University of Washington, this new tool will aid tribes in establishing effective management for salmon and other species in the face of climate change (via Hakai Magazine).

Fishing and pollution regulations don't help corals cope with climate change

The only way to save the majority of corals is to stop sea temperatures from rising any more. (via phys.org)

In other News this week

  • Killer whales eat dolphins. So why are these dolphins tempting fate? (via CBC)
  • Sustainability is key to fisheries bill (via The Guardian)
  • The hunt for fish pirates who exploit the sea (via BBC)
  • Giant tortoise thought extinct is found on Galapagos (via phys.org)
  • How to keep conservation policies from backfiring in a globally connected world (via The Conversation)
  • Climate change: obsession with plastic pollution distracts attention from bigger environmental challenges (via The Conversation)

1 new Podcast and 3 new Blogs this week

1 new Conference and 1 new Grant this week

  • 7th International Symposium on Deep-Sea Corals in Cartagena, Colombia: 29 July - 2 August, 2019. (https://oct.to/OC1743)
  • Grant: Canada Nature Fund for Aquatic Species at Risk (CNFASAR). (https://oct.to/OC1744)

28 new Literature items this week

  • PLOS ONE has released, Warming seas increase cold-stunning events for Kemp’s ridley sea turtles in the northwest Atlantic (Freely Available) (https://oct.to/OC1745)
  • Coastal Engineering has published, Coastal flooding from wave overtopping and sea level rise adaptation in the northeastern USA ($35.95) (https://oct.to/OC1746)
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has published, Experimental support for alternative attractors on coral reefs (Freely Available) (https://oct.to/OC1747)
  • See the rest HERE

6 new Jobs this week

  • Work as a Field Scientist for Blue Ventures. London, UK. (https://oct.to/OC1748)
  • Opening for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist Modeling Terrestrial-Aquatic Linkages in Puget Sound at the University of Washington (https://oct.to/OC1749)
  • American Flood Coalition is hiring for a Policy Associate (https://oct.to/OC1750)
  • See the rest HERE