Tag Archive for 'marine protected area'

Habitat provided by sea wind farms can enhance some fish populations

April 13th, 2012 by Technical University of Denmark

The first Danish study into how one of the worlds largest wind farms affects marine life is now completed. It shows that the wind turbines and the fish live quite happily together. Indeed some species of fish have actually increased in number. As work is just beginning on Denmark’s newest and so far largest offshore […]

Marine Protected Areas work if they are large enough

March 30th, 2012 by British Ecological Society

Ecologists in New Zealand have shown for the first time that Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) – long advocated as a way of protecting threatened marine mammals – actually work. Their study “First evidence that marine protected areas can work for marine mammals” published in the British Ecological Society‘s Journal of Applied Ecology, was based on […]

MCS and Finding Sanctuary provide seminar on Marine Protected Areas in Guernsey on 8 April 2009

April 14th, 2009 by Alderney Wildlife Trust

The Alderney Wildlife Trust prepared notes on the MPA seminar, which Dr. Jean-Luc Solandt, Biodiversity Conservation Officer for the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), and Tom Hooper, Project Manager for Finding Santuary spoke at a seminar on Marine Protected Areas on 8 April 2009.  These notes have been prepared by the Alderney Wildlife Trust. Dr Solandt’s […]