Conservation Connections: Species and Places, NOAA's Partnerships for Transboundary Protection Program

For the week of 29 January 2018

Letter from the Editor

Join us Thursday, March 8, 2018 1pm EDT / 10am PDT / 5pm UTC for a webinar on Conservation Connections: Species and Places, NOAA's Partnerships for Transboundary Protection Program. Presented by Lisamarie Carrubba and TBD of NOAA.

The Partnerships for Transboundary Protection (PTP) Program was established by NOAA's Office of Protected Resources and Office of National Marine Sanctuaries to better connect conservation efforts directed toward marine species and their habitats. Through collaborative conservation that aligns sanctuary management plans, species' recovery plans, and habitat protection, the PTP Program is working to improve internal coordination and management of threatened and endangered species and their habitats, as well as other NOAA resources such as key fishery species in sanctuaries. The PTP Program is also working on expanding collaboration with other marine protected areas and external partners in order to further support conservation and recovery of species such as whales, corals, and Nassau grouper.

Webinar co-sponsored by the NOAA National MPA Center, MPA News, and the EBM Tools Network (co-coordinated by OCTO and NatureServe).

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26 News posts this week

26 new Literature items this week

  • Gulf and Caribbean Research has published, Eco-Label Certification: A Case Study of the Campeche Shrimp Fishery, Mexico (

  • PLOS ONE has released, Ecosystem-based fisheries management: Perception on definitions, implementations, and aspirations (

  • Advances in Atmospheric Sciences has issued, 2017 was the warmest year on record for the global ocean (

2 new Conferences this week

16 new Jobs this week

  • The Smithsonian Institute is in need of a MarineGEO Marine Biodiversity Scientist. Apply by March 1st (

  • University of Bern has an open PhD position: Simulate the global distribution and impact of plastic particles on the marine environment (

  • Fauna & Flora International want a Technical Officer for their Coastal and Marine Conservation Project (