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Mimiwhangata: Aroha for the Sea

Maomao_copyAn inspiring initiative led by Mäori and supported by Forest & Bird could create a way forward to protect marine life.

This article by Dean Baigent-Mercer features in Forest & Bird magazine this month drawing much needed attention to the plight of marine protection across New Zealand.

Biodiversity: Boundless, priceless and threatened

Biodiversity is all we have.

Living things provide humankind's food, fabric, fibre and pharmaceuticals; they fertilise and pollinate crops, generate oxygen and recycle water. The wealth of nations is built upon biodiversity: even the oil, coal, peat, chalk and flints dug from the ground were once living tissue. So the case for the conservation of life's variety ought to be obvious.

Nowhere left to fish?

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'No Fish Left Behind' Approach Leaves Earth With Nowhere Left to Fish, Study Finds

Science Daily (Dec. 2, 2010) - Earth has run out of room to expand fisheries, according to a new study led by University of British Columbia researchers that charts the systematic expansion of industrialized fisheries.In collaboration with the National Geographic Society and published in the online journal PLoS ONE, the study is the first to measure the spatial expansion of global fisheries.

NEW WEB PORTAL: OS 20/20 Bay of Islands Coastal Survey

NIWA/LINZ Media Release 14 October 2010

New web portal opens window to vast storehouse of information about Bay of Islands coast. 

Visit the site here: http://www.os2020.org.nz/

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