Marine Protected Areas

  • 2016

    MPA Fund Image

    WCS Marine Protected Area Fund

    Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) – Today, while close to 15 percent of land is set aside for conservation, only 3.5 percent of the world’s oceans are protected.  Less than 2 percent is secured within full “no-fishing” zones.  The resulting statistics are…

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  • 2016

    Chile Fjords

    Chile: Creating a Marine Protected Area Network in Patagonia

    Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) – The channels and fjords ecoregion of Southern Chile comprises the largest portion of the Patagonian Sea, and the longest section of the Chilean coast. The region extends between 47 ºS and 57 ºS, including interior…

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  • 2016-2008

    Pristine Seas

    Pristine Seas

    National Geographic Society (NGS) – Since 2008, National Geographic’s Pristine Seas project led by Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala has conducted 15 expeditions to some of the most remote places in the world with the goal of protecting the last wild places…

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  • 2016

    Peru Image

    Peru: Protecting Critical Habitats in the World’s Top Fishing Country

    Oceana – With the launch of this new campaign in Peru, the world’s largest fishing country (by weight), there are opportunities to establish new MPAs for four tropical marine sites in Northern Peru. These include Mancora Bank, Punta Sal Reefs, El…

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  • 2016

    Congo Humpback Dolphin

    Republic of Congo: A Strategy for MPA Expansion

    Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) – The Republic of Congo is located in central West Africa with its coastline stretching 170 kilometers from the border with Gabon in the north to Cabinda (Angola) in the south. The coast generally consists of sandy…

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  • 2015-2011

    Gabon Expedition Oil Rig

    Gabon: Heart of the Congo Basin, A Program for No-Take Expansion

    Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) – The Congo Basin Coast boasts 145,000 square kilometers spanning the coastlines of Gabon and Congo, including primary habitat for endangered marine turtles, dolphins, whales, and manatees among a productive network of coastal lagoons and nearshore habitat for…

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