Palau Prohibits Commercial Fishing to Create Marine Sanctuary


Palau’s president Tommy Remengesau Jr., The area of Palau, consisting of 250 Read More The post Palau Prohibits Commercial Fishing to Create Marine Sanctuary appeared first on Ecorazzi.

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A Breakthrough for Data-Poor Fisheries Starts in Palau

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Watch video above explaining the new technique for assessing fish stocks in Palau — an approach The Nature Conservancy hopes could be applied to data-poor, resource-poor fisheries around the world. (If Palau’s Fisheries ‘Skidding to the Edge of Collapse’ — Could Others Be As Well?

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The Traveling Naturalist: Swimming with Jellyfish in Palau

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A swarm of golden jellyfish at Jellyfish Lake in Palau’s Rock Islands. Palau is world-renowned for its incredible diving — it’s considered one of the 7 underwater wonders of the world. Jellyfish Lake is one of dozens of marine lakes in Palau.

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Behind the Scenes: Photographing and Filming in Palau

Conservancy Talk

Before I left for Palau , friends and colleagues prepped me by regaling their stories of this magical world. On one such occasion, I was invited to a fundraiser for the Palau International Coral Reef Center (PICRC). Ian Shive is an award-winning conservation photographer.

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How to Stop Catching Tomorrow’s Fish: A Tale from Palau

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Like so many in my island nation of Palau, eating fish defines me as a Palauan. A tale of two small fishing villages in Palau is giving me hope — a tale based on science and community action. I have eaten fish all my life.

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Japan Seeks To Block Sea Shepherd Protection For Palau Shark Sanctuary


In a bizarre move that reeks of spite from this year’s earlier failed whale hunt, Japanese officials have proposed a counteroffer to a Sea Shepherd plan to help patrol the Palau marine area; designated as the world’s first shark sanctuary.

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Palau and Greenpeace Bust Shark-Fin Pirates


Palauan fisheries officials have boarded and detained a Taiwanese fishing vessel suspected of illegal fishing activities during a joint patrol with Greenpeace of the Pacific Island nation’s exclusive economic zone. The Greenpeace ship Esperanza and the Palauan patrol boat, PSS President H.I.

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World’s 10 best ethical destinations for 2014

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Scaling up Conservation: Replication or Coordination?

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The Ngemelis Islands Conservation Area in Palau supports many kinds of fish, including this school of common bluestripe snappers. Marine Science conservation innovation innovation Micronesia Challenge Palau Protected Areas scaling-up

Ocean Acidification: The Next Big Threat to Coral Reefs?

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Coral coring is one method of collecting data on ocean acidification in Palau. Setting up an experiment at the Palau International Coral Reef Center. The workshop location, Palau, helped with this one!).

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If You Want to Go Quickly, Go Alone. If You Want to Go Far, Go Together

Conservancy Talk

Now we are taking that concept to the waters of Palau, and to one of the most valuable fisheries in the world – tuna. For twenty-five years, the Conservancy has worked with the people of Palau and their government to help protect their ocean territory.

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Two Suitcases, a Fax machine, an Ice Chest and a Mission

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In 1990, Tennessee born-and-raised agricultural scientist, Chuck Cook, and native Palauan office manager, Shanrang Wenty, launched the Conservancy’s conservation operation in Palau. View looking back towards Koror, Palau. Palau was very different in the 1990s.

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Can Big Data Save the World’s Fisheries?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Small, fishing-dependent nations like Palau are the most impacted by IUU. Illegal fishing combined with the negative impacts of unsustainable fishing practices are taking a heavy toll on Palau’s marine resources. Palau takes home chump change at $1 to $1.5 Photo: © Nick Hall.

We Have All Been Eating Tomorrow’s Fish

Conservancy Talk

I am from Palau, a small island, roughly 160 square kilometers, in the Pacific Ocean. And I realized how similar and interconnected Palau and Hong Kong – and all the world’s islands – actually are. Palau has some of the healthiest coral reefs remaining in the world. ©

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Roadkill on the Ocean Highway: Can Experimental Fishing Reduce Sea Turtle Bycatch in the Pacific?

Nature Conservancy - Science

But these tuna fisheries also generate a lot of roadkill and provide little revenue to the local countries where fish are caught, including the Solomon Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia and Palau. TNC & sustainable tuna in Palau. Aerial view of Palau.

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Big Fish, Not Reef Fish

Conservancy Talk

I catch fish sometimes, but they are mostly reef fish because in Palau you need to travel far to catch tuna. But I see this as a part of solution to saving Palau’s fish, too, letting the fish grow and reproduce to replenish their populations.

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Top 10 Best Eco-Holiday Destinations 2012

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Palau. Palau exhibits such enthusiasm for conservation efforts, it was chosen as a pilot for The Nature Conservancy’s Transforming Coral Reef Conservation program. Top 10 Best Eco-Holiday Destinations 2012.

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The Path to Sustainable Fisheries is Paved with Data

Nature Conservancy - Science

A Breakthrough for Data-Poor Fisheries Starts in Palau. Kenya, Palau, Peru, US: Road Testing the Solution. “If it doesn’t get measured, it doesn’t get managed.”. If the old adage is true for business, then it’s doubly true for global fish stocks.

From Theory to Practice: Managing Coral Reefs for Resilience

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Marine researcher recording data on coral reefs on the east side of Palau. © Ian Shive. By Cara Byington, Science Communications Specialist. Scientists and reef managers agree: the key to successful reef management is resilience.

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The Pelican is not a New Zealand Bird

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Like Snowy Owls or crossbills they are also prone to irruptions, caused by Australia’s extreme climate, that have seen birds wandering as far from Australia as Indonesia, Palau, and Fiji.

Photos Worth Sharing: Q&A with Conservation Photographer Ian Shive

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For example, I am currently working on a project with The Nature Conservancy and The Palau International Coral Reef Center on the effects of coral bleaching in Micronesia. Ian Shive is not your typical outdoor photographer. There is a stronger motive behind his work—conservation.

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The Cooler: Tweeting Sharks, Animal Cannibals, Farmbots & More

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One Palau reef system seems to thrive in acid conditions. A megapod of spinner dolphins was videotaped for the first time. Image credit: DH Parks under a Creative Commons License. By Marty Downs, Bob Lalasz, Matt Miller and Lisa Feldkamp of the TNC Science Communications team.

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Sea Shepherd Fleet Gets A Makeover For New Campaigns


“With campaigns before us in the Mediterranean, Palau, Galapagos, and across the Indian Ocean, Equatorial Africa, and the South Pacific, the color black is not the most comfortable,&# he later added.

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Reassembling Hydra, Flying Frogs, and Bird-Friendly Windows

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Palau considers a ban on fishing. Hydras regenerate many new bodies from just a few cells — even after being ground to bits. Think Phantasia …or Terminator. Live Green Hydra, photographed by Marc Perkins , shared through a Creative Commons license on Flickr.

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World’s Largest Shark Sanctuary Created By Marshall Islands

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The island nation of Palau established the world’s first shark sanctuary two years ago, with over 240,000 square miles protected. The Bahamas followed the Palau announcement with one of their own, pledging to protect their 243,000 square miles of waters for shark species.

Citizen Science Tuesday: Microplastics Project

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And they’re showing up in ocean water from Maine to Palau, killing some of the wildlife that mistakenly eat them and leaching toxins into the food web.

International Fisheries Management Commission Agrees to Strategy to Amend Measures to End Pacific Bigeye Tuna Overfishing

Green (Living) Review

The Commission will meet in December in Palau. HONOLULU, HI, December 16, 2010: On Friday, the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) concluded its week-long 7th Regular Session, in Ko Olina, Hawaii.

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Q&A with Stephanie Wear: A New Tool to Predict Coral Reef Recovery

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Vibrant coral reef in Palau. In the foreground is a very good example of coral bleaching. Photo © Ian Shive. By Justine E. Hausheer, science writer for The Nature Conservancy.

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NatureNet Fellows 2015: Energy Tech from Clams, Rethinking Island Biogeography & More

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2015 NatureNet Fellow Sanaz Vihidinia is developing completely new, highly efficient photovoltaic clean energy technologies and devices based on the light-scattering cells of giant clams, like this one found in the waters near Palau.

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Sustainable Ocean Development is Possible: Q&A with Maria Damanaki

Conservancy Talk

Damanaki: We are working to apply similar approaches for Blue Growth by Design in other areas where we work, like Indonesia, Palau, Peru, Mexico and the U.S., Healthy oceans, development and economic growth can coexist.

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By Helping Sharks, We Help Ourselves

Conservancy Talk

The FSM joins Palau, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the Marshall Islands under the umbrella of the Micronesia Challenge in conserving their sharks, fish and marine-based resources.

From Paris: Finance Innovations Help Island Nations Adapt to Climate Change

Conservancy Talk

Other island nations such as Palau, the Marshall Islands, Grenada and Jamaica all expressed interest in pursuing similar models to help protect their economies and increase their climate resilience. Mark R.

Meet the NatureNet Science Fellows: Sanaz Vahidinia

Nature Conservancy - Science

In the nutrient-poor waters of places like Palau, the clams evolved amazing algae farms that convert sunlight into food. Adventures in Alternative Energy: Giant Clam Edition. When most people think about alternative energy sources, Pacific giant clams probably do not spring readily to mind.

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Building From a Merger That Didn’t Happen

Conservancy Talk

Image: Aerial view of the Rock Islands and coral seascape at the Republic of Palau. The following post is jointly authored by Mark Tercek, President & CEO of The Nature Conservancy and Brett Jenks, President & CEO of Rare.

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Why Applied Science Can Often Be Truly Brilliant

Nature Conservancy - Science

Jeremy Prince (an academic), Noah Ideching (a Pew Fellow) and Steven Victor (an NGO scientist) are starting in Palau: small, yes, but promising. Heather Tallis, lead scientist, The Nature Conservancy. Image courtesy Heather Tallis/TNC.

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Losing Nemo: Great Barrier Reef At Risk From Coal | Mother Jones

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This includes reefs in the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Navassa Island, Florida, Flower Garden Banks, the Hawaiian Islands, American Samoa, the Pacific Remote Islands, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam and Palau. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content.

Mapping Ocean Wealth – Informing a Sustainable Ocean Economy

Conservancy Talk

A single shark in the waters of Palau has a lifetime tourism value of $1.9 This post first appeared on National Geographic’s Ocean Views blog. I’m a somewhat recalcitrant tweeter. I’m not quite sure whether it’s worth the effort, but last month I joined a trending topic, a first for me.

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Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

years ), Singapore (5.1), Czech Republic (5.2), Liberia (5.2), Netherlands (5.3), Russia (5.3), Nicaragua (5.4), Finland (5.5), Oman (5.6), Palau (5.6), Brazil (5.6), Uruguay (5.7), Denmark (5.8). “Australia is committed to a greedy and inhumane course of climate exceptionalism, climate racism and climate injustice.&#. We all know that we have to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution and eventually reach zero emissions.

Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

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At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. It was reported that Island States had again pleaded with other representatives to avert “ climate genocide ” but their pleas fell on deaf ears at Durban, as at Cancun, as at Copenhagen.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).

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