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Seychelles hits 30% protection goal

Seychelles hits 30% protection goal

On 26 March 2020, the President of the Republic of Seychelles, Danny Faure, announced the achievement of a milestone for Seychelles: the legal designation of one third of Seychelles' ocean territory as a Marine Protected Area. The announcement was made during a small...

Marine Spatial Planning in Florida

Marine Spatial Planning in Florida

This month we have updated our Florida page to include a variety of projects that encompass a variety of MSP activities taking place within the state. New projects include: Spatial Planning to Support Oyster Fisheries and Restoration in Pensacola Bay TNC is working...

Mapping Ocean Wealth in St. Lucia

Mapping Ocean Wealth in St. Lucia

In May 2019, thirty-five natural resource professionals representing ten countries and 30 agencies gathered in Rodney Bay, St. Lucia to attend an ecosystem services workshop organized by The Nature Conservancy’s Mapping Ocean Wealth team.  The workshop was designed to...

Blue Bonds TED Audacious Project

Blue Bonds TED Audacious Project

On 16 April 2019, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) announced at TED in Vancouver, Canada a plan to drastically scale-up ocean conservation around the world.  By delivering a project called "Blue Bonds for Ocean Conservation" in as many as 20 countries over the next five...

Great Bear Sea in Canada

Great Bear Sea in Canada

Jenn Burt joined Nature United as BC Marine Program Lead in January 2019. One of her key goals is to build partnerships to strengthen sustainable fisheries and support healthy ocean-based coastal economies. Part of her role is to support the implementation of MaPP...

Mapping Ocean Wealth redesigned

Mapping Ocean Wealth redesigned

If you’ve visited oceanwealth.org recently, you may notice a few subtle yet meaningful changes!  Launched in March 2019, the new design reflects the objectives of Mapping Ocean Wealth Phase II -  highlight the on-the-ground applications of these valuable datasets. ...

MSP@TNC in 2018

MSP@TNC in 2018

In 2018, there was a lot of MSP activity around the world in partnership with government, stakeholders, local communities and local partners.  Please explore here for some of the MSP@TNC highlights! February 2018 Marineplanning.org got a new look, featuring a clean,...

Mangrove Restoration Potential Map

Mangrove Restoration Potential Map

Healthy mangroves are a precious, almost priceless resource, and yet over the past 50 years the world has witnessed staggering levels of mangrove loss and degradation. Mangroves can, quite literally save lives during storms, but losing mangroves also means losing...

Seychelles Sovereign Blue Bond

Seychelles Sovereign Blue Bond

The Republic of Seychelles has launched the world’s first sovereign blue bond—a pioneering financial instrument designed to support sustainable marine and fisheries projects. The bond, which raised US$15 million from international investors, demonstrates the potential...

Implementing MSP in Canada

Implementing MSP in Canada

On Canada’s west coast, marine spatial plans were completed in 2015-2016.  Strong marine plans now underpin co-management between First Nations and the Province of BC and tripartite relationships with First Nations, Province of BC and Federal Government on marine...

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