MPA News Open Channels:  ‘As the global MPA community approaches the 2020 deadline for meeting Aichi Target 11, it must achieve two potentially very different goals. There is the numerical goal of covering 10% of coastal and marine areas in MPAs. And there is the qualitative goal that the conservation be achieved through “effectively and equitably managed, ecologically representative and […]

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Keith Hiscock: This is how you do it! Excellent report from the Skomer team – really helping us to understand natural (and probably not so natural) fluctuations in species and climate etc. Skomer marine Conservation Zone – Project Status Report (Evidence Report 251) This is the seventeenth project status report produced by the Skomer Marine […]

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Marine Conservation Society By: Clare Fischer  ‘The UK has come under pressure to better protect harbour porpoises after the European Court of Justice ruled that it had failed to provide enough sites for the only member of the porpoise family found in European waters. Dr Jean-Luc Solandt, MCS, Principle Specialist Marine Protected Areas, says: “We’ve been […]

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