Imagine an underwater mountain covered with forests, corals, sponges , anemones, acting simultaneously as a shelter against currents, a breeding ground, a rest area and a food larder for multiple species…Read More
Big Ocean was honored to attend a talk on Climate Change featuring His Excellency, Anote Tong, former President of The Republic of Kiribati.Read More
Jacqueline Evans, lead manager for Marae Moana–the Cook Islands Marine Protected Area–has been awarded the Goldman Environmental Award for 2019.Read More
Story Maps are a unique interactive tools that help people understand, through virtual experience, geographic land or seascapes within a digital environment. This post features a Story Map entitled Historical & Cultural Seascape of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.Read More
Big Ocean was honored to provide the context of Large-Scale MPA management globally to students from HWST 365 at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. The class that concentrates on the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument and World Heritage Site—and is taught by Kekuewa Kikiloi Ph.D.,Read More
On Friday, August 26, 2016, President Obama signed a proclamation expanding the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. Previously the largest contiguous fully-protected conservation area in the United States at 139,797 square miles (362,073 km2), the expanded boundaries make it once again the biggest protected area on the planet at 582,578 square miles (1,508,870 km2), nearly the size of the Gulf of Mexico.Read More
September 2016–Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan will today announce plans to double the area of ocean under marine protection around the UK Overseas Territories to around four million square kilometres – greater than the landmass of India.
Big Ocean in partnership with the IUCN WCPA Large-Scale MPA Task Force is pleased to announce the launch of Large-Scale Marine Protected Areas: Guidelines for design and management, Best Practice Protected Area Guidelines Series, No. 26, at the 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress.Read More