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November 25, 2014
World Parks Congress aims to protect a third of oceans in marine parks

Linda Vergnani ABC Environment  First posted 20 Nov 2014 AT LEAST 30 PER CENT of the world's oceans should be protected as marine parks where fishing and mining are banned, according to a new target set at the close of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's World Parks Congress in Sydney yesterday. The sharply increased […]

November 12, 2014
Reef Relief Receives Disney Conservation Grant

KEY WEST, FL  OCTOBER 20, 2014 –  Reef Relief has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF). The conservation grant recognizes Reef Relief's efforts to educate youth about coral reefs and conservation.   "We are excited to partner with the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund once again to provide Reef Relief's […]

November 7, 2014
Last tickets for the Mason Jennings concert 11/21/14

he last (small) stack of tickets for the Mason Jennings concert at #COAST on Friday, November 21 is sitting here on our desk at 631 Greene Street, so, here's your chance to pick them up right in Old Town. And remember the money from the tickets sales stays right here with us — great tunes […]

February 6, 2014
Palau President Tommy Remengesau Jr declares marine sanctuary, bans all commercial fishing

Australia News Network. Feb. 6, 2014 Palau's President Tommy Remengesau Jr. has declared the Pacific nation will become a marine sanctuary, where no commercial fishing will take place. Mr Remengesau has told a UN oceans conference Palau's 200 nautical mile Exclusive Economic Zone will be a "100 per cent marine sanctuary", and commercial operations will […]

September 30, 2013
FL DEP sale of conservation land public meetings

  STATE LANDS — PENSACOLA The Florida Department of Environmental Protection begins a series of meetings across the state on Monday to receive public comment on its list of possible state lands that could be sold. An initial list in August of 5,331 acres had been trimmed to 3,463 acres on Sept. 25, 2013. A […]

August 15, 2013
Florida’s Water and Land Legacy Campaign!

Join the coalition of more than 4,000 individual volunteers and 300 conservation and civic organizations from across the state working to put the Florida Water and Land Conservation Amendment on the November 2014 ballot.  We're banding together because deep funding cuts are seriously jeopardizing the great work Floridians have been doing for decades to protect […]

April 5, 2013
Artefacts offer Pacific shark species absence clues

3 April 2013. By Mark Kinver Environment reporter, BBC News Nineteenth Century tools made from sharks' teeth suggest that two species of shark used to populate the Central Pacific but are no longer present. Using artefacts from museums, a team of US researchers found that spot-tail and dusky sharks used to inhabit the reefs surrounding […]

March 28, 2013
‘Historic’ day for shark protection

By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent, BBC News Three types of critically endangered but commercially valuable shark have been given added protection at the Cites meeting in Bangkok. The body, which regulates trade in flora and fauna, voted by a two-thirds majority to upgrade the sharks' status. Campaigners hailed the move as historic and said the […]

December 1, 2011
December 2011 Reeef Relief News: Happy Holiday Season from your friends at Reef Relief!!‏

Share This: Dear Reef Relief Supporter, We want to take this time to thank you for your concern for our coral reef ecosystem. This year has been a very challenging and exciting year for Reef Relief and our coral reefs.  Once again, our staff, volunteers and the Reef Relief High School Club have accomplished so […]