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Ross Sea MPA creation means the last pristine place in the ocean is finally protected

By Safina Center Fellow John Weller It has been a long time since I cried in public. But last night I was not the only one openly weeping in a stone fortress in the center of Hobart, Tasmania,… Read More
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A new Marine Protected Area in the heart of marine biodiversity

By Safina Center Fellows John Weller and Shawn Heinrichs February 16th, 2017, Fam Islands, Raja Ampat, Indonesia: The rain broke just before sunrise, and the island glowed orange as our ship pulled within sight of the newly built… Read More
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A Monumental Chance for Monumental Protection

Last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hosted a town hall meeting in Providence, Rhode Island to discuss the possible designation of the first Marine National Monument in the U.S. Atlantic Ocean with scientists, conservationists, fishermen, and… Read More
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