Marine Protected Areas in Antarctica should include young emperor penguins, scientists say

Two juvenile emperor penguins before their first swim in Atka Bay, Antarctica. Both are equipped with an Argos platform that will transmit their locations daily and allow scientists to track their movement in the Southern Ocean during their first year at sea. Credit: Aymeric Houstin/ AWI-CSM-CNRS-FAU-WHOI Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and … Read more

World’s protected natural areas are too small and isolated to benefit wildlife

Credit: SimonTheSorcerer / shutterstock The world’s governments will this year negotiate a series of targets in response to the global biodiversity crisis that has already led to a massive loss of the planet’s wildlife. While none of the previous round of targets agreed in 2010 have been met, the one that gained the most publicity, … Read more

Protected areas can be the beating heart of nature recovery in the UK, but they must be more than lines on a map

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new report launched today (22 April) by the British Ecological Society (BES) says that the UK government’s commitment to protect 30% of land and sea by 2030 offers the opportunity to revitalize the contribution of protected areas to nature recovery. But it warns also that this ambitious pledge will fail … Read more