AMERICAS

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From The Caribbean to The Pacific

By on 24 August 2017

Diving, coral nursing, whale watching, and trash collecting on two coasts.

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Action Alert: Save Our National Monuments!

By on 15 May 2017

Public comments are now being accepted by the U.S. Department of the Interior on their reviews of National Monuments, including 5 Marine National Monuments, for potential oil, gas and other extraction. We must act now to make our voices heard in defense of these important protected places!

Dive boats moored offshore

Voluntary Standards: Sustainable Dive Operators Pt. III

By on 9 May 2017

Sustainable dive operators all follow guidelines for implementing environmental best practices. Here are some excellent examples of voluntary standards created by, and for, dive operators in different areas around the world.

Anemone and clown fish at Baker Island

The Marine National Monuments Under Threat

By on 28 April 2017

On Wednesday, the U.S. President signed another executive order, this time directing the Secretary of the Interior to review the status of 24 National Monuments, including 5 important Marine National Monuments. I won’t bore you with the politics, but in short, this does not bode well for the States’ protected public lands and waters. Relaxing […]

Two Caribbean reef sharks swim peacefully through deep blue water.

A Chance to Shut Down Shark Fin Trade in U.S.

By on 15 March 2017

The Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2017 would ban all buying, selling, and possession of shark fins in the United States. Last week, U.S. Representatives Ed Royce (California) and Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (Northern Mariana Islands) introduced the Shark Fins Sales Elimination Act (H.R. 1456) to the 115th Congress. The aim of the bill is […]

Mangroves meet seagrass beds in a protected area of Utila, Honduras

5 Ways Wetlands Can Save the World

By on 17 February 2017

Wetlands are important and somewhat under-appreciated ecosystems that can greatly benefit humans, if we let them. When you think of wetlands, what do you picture? Do you imagine lush marshes filled by flocks of migrating birds, or mysterious mangrove forests, or the frozen arctic tundra? Maybe, but if you grew up in an urban area […]