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  • An Online Database of Marine Protected Areas / Un base de datos online sobre las áreas marinas protegidas

    Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

    From the UN Environment Programme (UNEP): UNEP launches new online system to view and study the world’s marine protected areas UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre in Cambridge, UK At a time when the world’s oceans are facing unprecedented pressures from human impacts in the marine environment, a new decision-making tool is being launched to provide […]

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    Protecting the Mesoamerican Reef

    Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

    Another one from the backlog queue! A few hurried notes to myself from the beginning of December, then lost in the holiday shuffle. But the recent posts on the WWF-Coca-Cola freshwater partnership and WWF’s agreements with agricultural producers in Honduras reminded me of this one still lurking in the queue. Hopefully better late than never. […]

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    Sustainable Agriculture as a Key to Protecting the Mesoamerican Reef

    Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

    Synopsis in English: WWF has concluded an agreement with major Honduran producers of palm oil — specifically Palmas de San Alejo and AGROTOR, subsidiaries of the JAREMAR Group — to adopt specified good agricultural management practices in order to reduce the impact their production has on the nearby huge Mesoamerican Reef (MAR). The agreement has […]

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    Coral Reef Protection Postscript: Best Practices / Posdata, Protección de los Arrecifes de Coral: Mejores Prácticas

    Saturday, October 21st, 2006

    At the end of my primer on protection of coral reefs in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), “What You Can Do,” I urged individuals and businesses alike that interact with LAC environments containing coral reefs to take actions designed to minimize their environmental impact on the reefs, and provided a checklist of tips in […]

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