Call for greater protection

Professor Phil Weaver

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,

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