Marine Conservation

Fragments of Paradise: Protecting the Biodiversity of Britain's Overseas Territories

Charles Clover | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK
Charles Clover

The British Empire is over: that is what everyone thinks. But there is a not inconsiderable area of the planet's surface on which the imperial sun has so far failed to set: Britain's 14 Overseas Territories.

Volunteer Stories: Madagascar Maine Conservation & Diving

Frontier | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

Everyone should come here to dive with or without previous experience. There are crazy cool anemone fish, octopi, turtles, eels, etc. and my new favourite fish, Morish Idles. There is not much missing from an experience like this. Not only have I learned a lot while having the time of my life, but I have improved my level as a diver which is a great feeling.

Volunteer Stories: Madagascar Maine Conservation and Diving

Frontier | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

For me, simply seeing these animals underwater is to understand their beauty, but they are not just beautiful; they play an important role controlling the distribution of algae along tropical coral reefs. They fascinate me and I hope that one day the world will begin to see them through my eyes.

Volunteers Stories: Madagascar Marine Conservation and Diving

Frontier | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Frontier

The PADI course is stretched over four days. Where the first day is really easy which just involves watching the PADI open water video. It may not be the most exciting thing but it help give an idea of what the open water course entails.

Plenty More Fish in the Sea: What is Being Done to Ensure Marine Sustainability?

Frontier | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK
Frontier

The Mafia Island Marine Park is the first of its kind in the world. Set up as collaboration between Frontier and the WFF, it is recognised as the firs...

Taiji Claims They Can Have Their Dolphins and Eat Them Too

Melissa Sehgal | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Melissa Sehgal

Visualise dolphins jumping and performing tricks for tourists as they clap and cheer. Children laughing as their parents sit nearby. Then visualise the fresh scent of newly spilled blood, the screams of mothers as their babies are ripped from their sight and dead bodies being dragged away one by one.

Poles Apart? Addressing the Big Freeze in Marine Conservation Policy

Charles Clover | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK
Charles Clover

As a veteran of climate change negotiations I am fully familiar with the old Russian bargaining ploy of inserting spurious scientific and legal arguments which take time to break down. They are telling us this is something they don't want to do and we have to listen very carefully to what they actually want if we want things to progress.

Volunteer Stories: Teaching and Sea Turtle Conservation in the Maldives

Frontier | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

Experiencing a completely different way of life and culture made me draw comparisons to my own life. Obviously, it highlights issues of materialism and made me really appreciate the significance of family and community. There was only 5,000 people on the island I was working on. They all knew and loved each other and were so welcoming to the volunteers.

A New Blueprint for Protecting Britain's Seas

Charles Clover | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK
Charles Clover

What BLUE believes - and the Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology has backed us on this - is that how reserves are managed is key to their acceptability. If there are obvious benefits to be derived from being part of a managed area, more people will put up with the imposition.

Green Gardening at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Matthew Childs | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Matthew Childs

I have taken inspiration from Ecover's pioneering spirit as a champion of sustainability. I wanted to design a garden that was about solutions to these problems and how the products and materials we buy and use can provide a way to make a sustainable lifestyle an easy option.

World Oceans Day - What Will You Promise?

Frontier | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK
Frontier

Pledging to take shorter showers, using a smaller amount of water for baths, and doing the washing up in a bowl in the sink are all easy ways to reduce your personal water usage. Families have been taking pledges together.

Why We Should All Make a Promise This World Oceans Day

Maria Sowter | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK
Maria Sowter

Held annually on the 8th June, World Oceans Day, aims to change people's perspectives and habits by educating them about the importance the ocean holds for the Earth.

Why Might These Photos Be A Thing Of The Past?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK

These photos may be your last chance to glimpse sharks, dolphins and turtles in their natural habitat as so many of these magnificent marine animals a...

Killer Whales Spotted 100 Yards Off Cornish Coast

PA | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK

Several people have reportedly seen the whales, a rare sight in the area, off the coast between the popular tourist towns of Newquay and Padstow over ...

(PICTURES) Call For Antarctica To Have World's Biggest Marine Protection Zone

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 01.01.2012 | UK

A global coalition of scientists and campaigners is calling for the waters of the Antarctic to be turned into the world's biggest marine protection zo...