National Geographic - Archive (Pristine Seas)

2018
June
06,
2018
As much as 54 percent of the high seas fishing industry would be unprofitable at its current scale without large government subsidies, according to a new study by researchers from the National Geographic Society; the University of California, Santa B...
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June
04,
2018
National Geographic will release new Planet or Plastic? content, including exclusive cut of singer-songwriter Jack Johnson’s documentary on ocean plastic; Q&A with actor Adrian Grenier; and tips for families on how to reduce reliance on single-use pl...
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2017
November
29,
2017
Almost a decade ago, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala launched the Pristine Seas project to explore and help protect the last wild places in the ocean. Since its founding, the project has inspired the creation of 17 marine reserve...
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October
05,
2017
Alofe, Niue (Thursday, October 5, 2017)—The Government of Niue today announced the creation of a large-scale marine protected area (LSMPA) encompassing 40 percent of the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone. The LSMPA will include Niue, a remote island ...
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October
05,
2017
Malta—The Chilean government announced today at the Our Ocean conference the creation of two new fully protected marine reserves, one around the Juan Fernández Archipelago and another in the area of Cape Horn, covering more than 1 million square kilo...
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October
04,
2017
Today, at the Our Ocean conference in Malta, the Government of Niue announced the creation of a large-scale marine protected area (LSMPA) encompassing 40 percent of the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone. Also at Our Ocean, the Government of Chile ann...
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2016
December
19,
2016
Today, the National Geographic Society Pristine Seas project announced that it is joining global ocean advocate and UN Patron of the Oceans Lewis Pugh and other key partners to create a network of protected areas in the Antarctic Peninsula. The ef...
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August
29,
2016
WASHINGTON (August 26, 2016)—Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev today announced the expansion of the Russian Arctic National Park by 7.4 million hectares (74,000 square kilometers or 28,571 square miles) to include the Franz Josef Land archipelag...
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May
10,
2016
In a study published today in the journal PeerJ, scientists from the Charles Darwin Research Station (CDRS) and the National Geographic Society revealed that the northern Galápagos islands of Darwin and Wolf are home to the largest shark biomass repo...
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2015
October
22,
2015
The Palau Congress today passed legislation to fully protect 80 percent of the Pacific island nation’s waters, an area known as one of the Seven Underwater Wonders of the World. As a result, 193,000 square miles (500,000 square kilometers), an expans...
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