Navigation Links
World's largest marine protected area created in Pacific Ocean
Date:2/13/2008

Arlington, Virginia (Feb. 14, 2008) The small Pacific Island nation of Kiribati has become a global conservation leader by establishing the worlds largest marine protected area a California-sized ocean wilderness of pristine coral reefs and rich fish populations threatened by over-fishing and climate change.

The Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA) conserves one of the Earths last intact oceanic coral archipelago ecosystems, consisting of eight coral atolls and two submerged reef systems in a nearly uninhabited region of abundant marine and bird life. The 410,500-square-kilometer (158,453-square-mile) protected area also includes underwater mountains and other deep-sea habitat.

Kiribati first declared the creation of PIPA at the 2006 Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Brazil. On Jan. 30, 2008, Kiribati adopted formal regulations for PIPA that more than doubled the original size to make it the largest marine protected area on Earth.

Kiribati and the New England Aquarium (NEAq) developed PIPA over several years of joint scientific research, with funding and technical assistance from Conservation Internationals (CI) Global Conservation Fund and Pacific Islands Program. The CI support for PIPA is part of the Coral Reef Initiative in the South Pacific (CRISP).

Kiribati has taken an inspirational step in increasing the size of PIPA well beyond the original eight atolls and globally important seabird, fish and coral reef communities, said Greg Stone, the NEAq vice-president of global marine programs. The new boundary includes extensive seamount and deep sea habitat, tuna spawning grounds, and as yet unsurveyed submerged reef systems.

Located near the equator in the Central Pacific between Hawaii and Fiji, the Phoenix Islands form an archipelago several hundred miles long. They are part of the Republic of Kiribati, which comprises three distinct island groups (Gilbert Islands, Phoenix I
'/>"/>

Contact: Tom Cohen
tcohen@conservation.org
703-341-2729
Conservation International
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Quantum weirdness, parallel worlds, dinosaur poop, and the ultimate fate of the universe...
2. The best both of worlds -- how to have sex and survive
3. Worlds largest investor coalition seeks further disclosure on climate change and shareholder value
4. Single-largest biodiversity survey says primary rainforest is irreplaceable
5. Largest study to investigate risk factors of autism to begin enrolling families
6. 2008 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation awarded to Dr. Marie-Joëlle Rochet from IFREMER
7. 2008 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation awarded to Fan Meng; first Chinese fellow
8. 2008 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation awarded to Dr. Ussif Rashid Sumaila
9. Dr. Andrew Constable awarded 2008 Pew Fellowship in marine conservation
10. 2008 Pew Fellowship in marine conservation awarded to UM Rosenstiels Dr. Andrew Baker
11. Pew Institute for Ocean Science awards 5 fellowships in support of global marine conservation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/17/2015)... GERMANTOWN, Maryland , June 17, 2015 ... Produktlinie mit DNA-Tests verbessert den Analyseprozess und senkt Laborkosten ... Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) hat heute in den ... Investigator ® für die forensische ... Kits zur Erstellung genetischer Fingerabdrücke bieten eine integrierte Lösung ...
(Date:6/17/2015)... 17, 2015  Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNA ... announced that Xiaomi, one of the world,s largest ... ClearPad ® family of capacitive touchscreen solutions ... (DDICs) for its latest smartphones, the Xiaomi Mi ... full in-cell display solutions and DDICs in discrete ...
(Date:6/16/2015)... /CNW Telbec/ - handyem Inc. and FlowMetric Diagnostics ... of handyem,s HPC-150 portable flow cytometer within FlowMetric ... unprecedented model of mobile laboratory platform is presented ... Pennsylvania Convention Center, ... to 18 th 2015.  By virtue of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):QIAGEN bringt in den USA neue Kits für die forensische DNA-Analyse auf den Markt 2QIAGEN bringt in den USA neue Kits für die forensische DNA-Analyse auf den Markt 3QIAGEN bringt in den USA neue Kits für die forensische DNA-Analyse auf den Markt 4QIAGEN bringt in den USA neue Kits für die forensische DNA-Analyse auf den Markt 5QIAGEN bringt in den USA neue Kits für die forensische DNA-Analyse auf den Markt 6Synaptics Touchscreen and Display Driver IC Solutions Power Xiaomi's Latest Flagship Smartphones 2Synaptics Touchscreen and Display Driver IC Solutions Power Xiaomi's Latest Flagship Smartphones 3handyem and FlowMetric Diagnostics announce their partnership in the development of Flow Cytometry- Based Solutions in diagnostic capabilities 2handyem and FlowMetric Diagnostics announce their partnership in the development of Flow Cytometry- Based Solutions in diagnostic capabilities 3
... the nature vs. nurture debate, as North Carolina State University ... geography play a large role in whether certain genes are ... white blood cells in 46 Moroccan Amazighs, or Berbers ... the NC State researchers and collaborators in Morocco and the ...
... life and culminating with the latest findings on human ... on research spanning three billion years of evolution at ... place on Thursday, May 1, and Friday, May 2 ... and open to the public. The modern science ...
... colobus monkeys in a park in western Uganda have ... to the viruses that cause smallpox, monkeypox and cowpox. ... virus that is similar but not identical ... the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases. This is the ...
Cached Biology News:Nurture over nature 2Rockefeller University hosts 2-day evolution symposium, May 1-2, 2008 2Ugandan monkeys harbor evidence of infection with unknown poxvirus 2Ugandan monkeys harbor evidence of infection with unknown poxvirus 3
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... In’Tech Medical SAS ( ... Orthopedics, announced today the acquisition of Turner Medical, Inc ., thus becoming ... instruments to the Spine Industry. The acquisition of Turner Medical ideally supplements In’Tech ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... and BANGALORE, India , July 1, ... company that uses next generation sequencing technology to empower ... A. Storrer as chief executive officer. In his ... be responsible for all strategy, business expansion and worldwide ... has served as Strand,s chairman and CEO since its ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... -- InferMed , s ... will augment ... olutions suite   Elsevier , a ... services, announced today the acquisition of  InferMed , a ... InferMed,s Arezzo technology supports clinicians in choosing the ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... ... Students and faculty from Beijing City University will arrive ... an applied biotechnology course team-taught by faculty members from both institutions. The result ... universities and is taught on both continents. , “Our alliance with Beijing City ...
Breaking Biology Technology:In'Tech Medical Acquires Turner Medical to Become a World Leader in Orthopedic Contract-Manufacturing 2In'Tech Medical Acquires Turner Medical to Become a World Leader in Orthopedic Contract-Manufacturing 3Strand Life Sciences Names Scott A. Storrer CEO as Company Continues Global Expansion with Focus on Precision Medicine Product 2Strand Life Sciences Names Scott A. Storrer CEO as Company Continues Global Expansion with Focus on Precision Medicine Product 3Elsevier Acquires InferMed, Provider of Clinical Decision Support Technology 2Elsevier Acquires InferMed, Provider of Clinical Decision Support Technology 3Elsevier Acquires InferMed, Provider of Clinical Decision Support Technology 4Rivier University and Beijing City University Academic and Cultural Exchanges Begin 2
... , MOORESVILLE, N.C. , Feb. 17 Anpath ... Inc. (ESI), today reported financial results for its fiscal 2010 third ... Third Quarter Results: , The Company continued a ... year.  Revenues for the third quarter were $66,988 compared ...
... ... campaign. One facet of that initiative is choosing healthier food options. When it comes to ... on board too. , ... February 17, 2010 -- A recent study shows parents value nutrition when choosing snacks for ...
... tiny scaffold-like titanium structure of Nanonets coated with silicon ... longer-lasting Lithium-ion batteries, according to a team of Boston ... nanotechnology. The web-like Nanonets developed in the lab ... unique structural strength, more surface area and greater conductivity, ...
Cached Biology Technology:Anpath Group, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2010 Third Quarter Results 2Anpath Group, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2010 Third Quarter Results 3Anpath Group, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2010 Third Quarter Results 4“Let's Move” Toward Filling, Healthy Childhood Snack Solutions 2“Let's Move” Toward Filling, Healthy Childhood Snack Solutions 3Silicon-coated nanonets could build a better lithium-ion battery 2
... materials for 1,464 array sample elements. , , ,Includes:, ... Blocker BSA in PBS (10X): 50 ml , INDIA ... 8 packs , 10% Tween-20: 2 x 10 ml ... 25 ml , SuperSignal West Pico Stable Peroxide: ...
... new HydroFlex platform provides excellent performance, ... of 96-well format applications, including washing ... arrays, and vacuum filtration-to-waste, such as ... on-line control features set new standards ...
... polyclonal antibody raised against a ... Immunogen: XAGE2 (NP_570133, ... partial recombinant protein with GST ... Number: NM_130777 ...
... Obtain Clean and Accurate Results ... dramatically increase the sensitivity and accuracy of ... homogeneous cell types and multi-cellular structures isolated ... unique approach to microdissection-developed in 1996 at ...
Biology Products: