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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...

Bahamas Protected Area Design

Bahamas Protected Area Design

The Bahamas National Protected Area System currently protects approximately 10% of the country’s marine environment. Under the Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI), the Bahamas has committed to effectively conserving and managing at least 20% of its marine coastal...

Development by Design

Development by Design

The Nature Conservancy’s Development by Design promotes a proactive approach to help guide sustainable development decision-making by looking beyond individual project locations to identify the cumulative impacts of development on natural areas across the landscape...

Hi-Res coral reef mapping!

Hi-Res coral reef mapping!

The Nature Conservancy in the Caribbean, Carnegie Institution for Science and Planet launched a groundbreaking initiative to create the first-ever high-resolution map of the shallow waters of the entire Caribbean Basin. Groundbreaking photos of this innovative mission...

Long Island Sound Blue Plan!

Long Island Sound Blue Plan!

The first draft of the Long Island Sound Inventory of Natural Resources and Human Uses for the Long Island Sound Blue Plan was completed in March 2018. This is a nearly 300- page body of work discussing and referencing data and map products pertaining to LIS, and...