The Society for Conservation Biology’s International Congress for Conservation Biology took place from July 21-25th in Baltimore, Maryland. Over 1,500 scientists and conservationists from more than 60 countries participated. Below are selected tweets from the symposium on very large marine protected areas.
the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park was declared to stop Oil and Gas Exploration and mining. In Australian Commonwealth waters recent MPAs such as the Coral Sea Marine Protected Area were originally designed to stop Oil Exploration on Scott Reef. Somehow the Coral Sea MPA was morphed to allow seismic testing, oil and gas drilling and ocean bed mining. Is this really still an MPA? Id this an international problem?