marine biodiversity

Obama Urged to Address Deteriorating Oceans

Obama Urged to Address Deteriorating Oceans

WASHINGTON, DC, December 19, 2008 (ENS) – More than four years after two independent expert panels urged the Bush administration and Congress to immediately overhaul the nation’s oceans policy, few of their recommendations have been implemented and the state of the oceans is deteriorating rapidly. Overfishing, pollution and climate change are wreaking havoc with ocean…

Coral Triangle, Heart of Borneo Conservation Funded

Coral Triangle, Heart of Borneo Conservation Funded

MANILA, Philippines, March 14, 2008 (ENS) – The Asia Development Bank today announced that it will provide a $1.5 million grant for environmentalists to work with Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines to protect the region’s seas and rainforests which the bank says “are being damaged at an alarming rate.” The region includes the Coral…

World's Coastal Waters Riddled with Invasive Species

World's Coastal Waters Riddled with Invasive Species

WASHINGTON, DC, February 24, 2008 (ENS) – Eighty-four percent of the world’s coasts are being colonized by foreign aquatic species, according to a Nature Conservancy study published this week. San Francisco Bay is the most invaded aquatic region on Earth, the study finds, with 85 invasive species in its waters, 66 percent of them considered…