Fanny Douvere

Effective marine protection: More than just lines on a map

By 2020 the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Convention on Biological Diversity Aichi Targets call for 10 percent of the world’s ocean to be protected. As the date nears, we are seeing real progress, like the creation of a vast ...

The Ocean Challenges Before Us Require All Hands on Deck

Last year was one of extremes for the world’s ocean. We celebrated the protection of vast swaths of ocean, along with some important advances in marine protected area management. But we also watched climate change and El Niño ...

World Heritage in the High Seas: The Time Has Come

The report by UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which explores the different ways the World Heritage Convention may one day apply to the wonders of the open ocean, which covers more than ...