Coasts and Oceans : Newsfile

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  • A third of world's coral reefs face extinction

    14 July 2008

    One third of the reef-building corals around the world are facing extinction, according to the first comprehensive global assessment to determine their conservation status. Contributing editor Henrylito Tacio reports from Florida.

  • New research points way to restore coral reefs

    14 July 2008

    Experts attending the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium in Florida, say that the reefs can be regenerated using the same methods as are used to restore tropical forests. Our contributing editor, Henrylito Tacio, reports from the Symposium in Florida.

  • Philippines coral reefs 'slowly dying'

    10 July 2008

    Nearly all of the ecologically-fragile coral reefs in the Philippines are under severe threat from economic development and climate change, according to an update circulated by the Southeast Asian Centre of Excellence (SEA CoE). Henrylito Tacio reports from the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

  • Fish catches declining faster than realised

    8 July 2008

    Fish catches are declining around the world faster than had previously been realised, claims the Vancouver-based Sea Around Us Project, which assesses the impact of fisheries on the world's marine ecosystems. The available statistics are not telling the real story, they have found. Contributing Editor Henrylito Tacio reports from the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

  • Half of US coral reefs are in trouble

    7 July 2008

    Nearly half of the coral reef ecosystems in the United States are in "poor" or "fair" condition, according to a new report released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Our contributing editor. Henrylito Tacio, reports from the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

  • Vanishing ice threatens future of the blue whale

    20 June 2008

    New analysis on the impacts of climate change on Southern Ocean whales has found that endangered migratory whales will be faced with shrinking Antarctic foraging zones which will contain less food and will be further away.

  • Now or never for Solomons fisheries: Greenpeace

    29 April 2008

    Greenpeace has launched two reports which highlight the fragility of the Solomon Islands' two key natural resources, fisheries and forestry, and provide practical and ecologically responsible solutions to ensure their viability for generations to come.

  • Illegal fishing is plundering Arctic waters

    15 April 2008

    Alaska pollock, a species increasingly being promoted in the UK as an alternative to overfished cod, is at threat from illegal fishing, marine scientists report. While progress is being made in tackling illegal fishing for Atlantic cod in the Arctic, huge number of illegal landings of both Atlantic cod and Alaska pollock are continuing to make their way to international markets.

  • Ocean 'deserts' are expanding

    6 April 2008

    The least biologically productive areas of the oceans are expanding much faster than predicted, according to a new study by US researchers. This change in ocean biology, linked to the warming of sea surface waters, may negatively affect the populations of many fish species trying to survive in these desert-like environments.

  • UK to have network of marine reserves

    3 April 2008

    There has been a generally warm reaction from environmental groups to the UK government's long-awaited draft marine bill. This proposes a network of new marine reserves along the British coasts, to protect marine species and their habitats.