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Let’s hope 2020 marks the start of a year and decade when we finally take climate disruption as seriously as the evidence shows we must. We understand the problem and know how to deal with it. Many solutions exist and more are being developed daily. Consuming less of everything, including energy, rapidly shifting to renewable energy, and protecting and restoring green spaces and wetlands that store carbon are all things we’ve been doing and can do more. We’d have healthier children, less risk of extreme weather­–related events like floods and fires, fewer refugees, cleaner cities and more sustainably managed resources.…

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The Journey Begins: A Promising Partnership to Protect and Restore Keys’ Reefs Coral Scientists at The Florida Aquarium continue to work tirelessly since successfully spawning threatened Atlantic pillar coral in August. These scientists were the first to reproduce Atlantic corals through lab-induced techniques. Their efforts have ignited hope for a new path to help vulnerable coral reefs. The Florida Aquarium is taking another step towards a brighter future to save our dying reefs by joining the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and local partners to announce the first high-level bold strategy to protect and restore seven coral reef sites in…

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As the Global Week to act for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) comes to an end, Project AWARE’s launches a new interactive infographic to illustrate and map how conservation goals for a clean and healthy ocean, including underwater citizen science action, support the implementation of the SDGs. In 2016, the 17 SDGs of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development officially came into force.  With these interconnected Goals, the 193 Member States of the United Nations are mobilizing efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities, tackle environmental issues and address many other key sustainability objectives including protecting life below…

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Through the National “Coral to Action” Student Challenge, the world’s largest coral restoration organization, Coral Restoration Foundation™, is searching for the best short film of a minute or less that tells the world about the crisis facing our coral reefs and how they can help. The challenge is open to all students in the United States in grades K through 12.  Coral Restoration Foundation™ Communications Director, Alice Grainger explains, “It’s not too late for us to make sure that coral reefs are a feature of life on Earth in the future. This is a chance for students throughout the country…

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To restore habitat for coastal and marine species, NOAA’s Restoration Center is recommending $10.4 million in funding to 19 partners through their Community-based Restoration Program Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration Grants for 19 new habitat restoration projects and two ongoing restoration awards. These investments will restore habitat in 11 states and territories, leading to lasting results for communities, the economy, and the environment. Coral Restoration Foundation™ has been recommended to receive a grant of $835,016 in funding for the first year of a three-year project that will see 84,000 nursery-grown corals returned to the reefs of the Florida Keys. Of…

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In the face of the crisis facing our planet’s coral reefs, Coral Restoration Foundation™ is rolling out new techniques to restore them more quickly.  Coral Restoration Foundation™ is on the front lines of the world’s fight to save and restore our coral reefs.Managing the biggest Coral Tree nurseries in the world, Coral Restoration Foundation™ is able to grow more than 44,000 “reef-ready” corals every year. They are now developing ways of getting more, larger corals onto the reef to restore the habitat more quickly.This “novel outplanting” project is being conducted under permits from the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.These trials are…

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It’s been over a decade since award-winning filmmaker Rob Stewart first debuted Sharkwater (2007) to international audiences, bringing the issue of shark finning to the world stage and galvanizing a global movement to protect sharks. Today, with the historic passing of Bill C-68 banning the import and export of shark fins in Canada, Stewart’s powerful and substantial impact is being celebrated across the country. Early on, Stewart worked closely with Senator Michael MacDonald and MP Fin Donnelly, to bring awareness to the shark fin trade and lobbied for necessary legislative action. Since Sharkwater first hit theatres in 2007, laws and public policies around the world have…

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