Call for greater protection
A call for the creation of larger designated areas for marine protection is the basis of a comment article in the latest edition of the science journal, Nature.
The piece - Think big for marine conservation – is co-authored by Professor Phil Weaver (pictured), science coordinator of the Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative , who is based at the National Oceanography Centre. His co-author, David Johnson, is executive secretary for the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic (OSPAR) in London.
With only 2% of the world ocean formally protected the authors believe that making Ecologically or Biologically Significant Areas (EBSAs) as big as possible will encourage wider conservation measures and future development that is sustainable,
The full article can be found at: www.nature.com/nature/journal/v483/n7390/full/483399a.html.