Chile Hosts International Marine Protected Areas Congress #IMPAC4

Poster Chile will host the 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress, IMPAC4, which will be held in La Serena – Coquimbo September 4-8, 2017. Hashtag: #IMPAC4 The organizers are launching the official IMPAC4 Chile website that will provide the Marine Protected Areas (MPA) community, the basic information about the congress. The transdisciplinary nature of topics related …

Easter Island’s New Protected Marine Area (2017)

Photo: MMAChile News from Chile’s environmental ministry: In a historic vote, Rapa Nui approved the creation of 700,000 km2 protected marine area in Easter Island. The announcement was made during the innaugural day of the International Marine Protected Areas Congress #IMPAC4. Due to their isolation and little connection with other islands, Easter Island’s coral ecosystems have …

New Report: Impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage Coral Reefs

New report: In June UNESCO released the report Impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage Coral Reefs A First Global Scientic Assessment Download as PDF Questions Can we arrange a video conversation/webinar to discuss the report? From the report: Since 1972, the UNESCO World Heritage Convention has united the world around a shared responsibility to …

How do we value the Great Barrier Reef?

Recommended Reading: The Deloitte Access Economics has estimated the economic, social and iconic value of the Great Barrier Reef in a report  – At what price? The economic, social and icon value of the Great Barrier Reef – commissioned by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. Among the take-aways: The Great Barrier Reef contributed $6.4 billion in …

Europe’s Sources of Water: A Natural Journey

Photo: UNDP, Canyon Sunset New presentation from #EuroEco17 Peep Tobreluts: Nature Education and Heritage Interpretation. The video was streamed live on Facebook. Tobreluts Safranbolu Watersorce from Peep Tobreluts Many thanks to Peep for sharing this presentation online and to the organizers of the European Ecotourism Conference for organizing the event. Elsewhere on the Web https://viljandiallikad.wordpress.com   …

Escalera Nautica

From the archives ESCALERA NAUTICA With 210 million dollars in public funds and a projected 1.7 billion dollars in private investment, Fonatur launched a project called the Escalera Nautica which would include the construction of 10 new marinas, dozens of hotels and more than 30 golf courses along the coastlines of the four states bordering …