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How special is a ‘Special Area of Conservation?

How special is a ‘Special Area of Conservation?

With proposals being put forward to open up a Welsh Special Area of Conservation sparking controversy, I ask - What is so special about a Special Area of Conservation anyway?

Climate Change Impacts on Kenya's Fishery-dependent communities

Climate Change Impacts on Kenya's Fishery-dependent communities

We know climate change is altering coral reef ecosystems, but how will these changes impact the human communities that depend on them for their livelihood?  

Community-based conservation to rebuild fish stocks

Community-based conservation to rebuild fish stocks

Vanua Levu's Nagigi community want to create an aqoliqoli  - a short-term no take marine protected area - to ensure a sustainable future.  

Australia’s protected area network fails to adequately protect the world’s most threatened marine fishes

Australia’s protected area network fails to adequately protect the world’s most threatened marine fishes

Australia’s protected areas are inadequate for protecting one of the world’s most threatened marine fishes – the sawfish