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New! MSPglobal International Guide for MSP

New! MSPglobal International Guide for MSP

The new MSPglobal International Guide on Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning is now available online and for download. Link to the guide in English is available here. Soon available in Spanish, French, and Arabic. This guide builds on the inputs, experiences and lessons...

State of the World’s Mangroves

State of the World’s Mangroves

A comprehensive new report from Global Mangrove Alliance shows the benefits of mangroves—and how they can be saved. The average rates of global mangrove loss are slowing, and mangroves are being restored across their endemic lands despite external threats. To fully...

Blue Bonds for Oceans

Blue Bonds for Oceans

Blue Bonds for Ocean Conservation presents an opportunity for island and coastal nations to reinvest in their natural resources.TNC works with a country to refinance a portion of their national debt in a way that reduces their debt burden, secures funding for...

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,...

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