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Most marine protected areas fail to offer true protection

A new study reveals that the majority of the world's largest marine protected areas (MPAs) fail to implement effective conservation measures, allowing destructive activities to persist.

Bing Lin reports for Inside Climate News.

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Navigating the complex waters of ocean protection and profit

The United Nations High Seas Treaty aims to protect 30% of the ocean by 2030, focusing on areas beyond national jurisdiction, yet its effectiveness is debated.

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African penguins have almost been wiped out by overfishing and climate change. Researchers want to orchestrate a comeback

A hatchery in Cape Town breeds birds for release in a newly established sanctuary for penguins 146 miles east, where a few early signs suggest the penguins may have found a new home.
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Mekong: The last chance to save a mighty river

It is feared one of the world’s richest ecosystems, home to millions of people, is facing irreversible change.
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Court case on fate of Snake River dams, imperiled salmon postponed at least 45 more days

Parties to a lawsuit challenging the federal government over dams and salmon losses on the Snake River asked for more time to negotiate.
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Sumatran Indigenous seafarers run aground by overfishing and mangrove loss

Many among Indonesia’s Duano Indigenous community have hung up their fishing nets in response to recent environmental and economic shifts.

South Africa’s penguins heading toward extinction

South Africa’s penguins heading toward extinction; will no-fishing zones help?

With just 10,000 breeding pairs left, the endangered African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) could be extinct in the wild by 2035 if the current rate of population decline continues.

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