Marine Ecology and Conservation News and Articles

One Earth Climate Model

A state-of-the-art climate model released by the prestigious scientific publisher Springer Nature, offers a roadmap for meeting — and surpassing — the targets set by the Paris Climate Agreement…

The Global Deal For Nature

Opportunities to address both climate change and the extinction crisis are time-bound. It has become clear that beyond 1.5⁰C average rise in global temperature, the biology of the planet becomes gravely threatened…

Reefscape: a global reef survey to build better satellites for coral conservation

Coral reefs are special places. They contain thousands of species often  assembled in kaleidoscopic patterns that defy both our scientific understanding and our imagination. Reef ecosystems feed millions of  people…

Extinct in Argentina, the Giant River Otter returns to Esteros de Iberá

The first giant river otters (Pteronura brasiliensis) have arrived to the Argentine province of Corrientes. The event is considered vital part of an ambitious rewilding project pioneered by CLT Argentina (Conservation Land Trust), the foundation created by Tompkins Conservation, in conjunction with the province of Corrientes, and the collaboration of diverse national entities.

Protection of primary forests is priority, but reforestation is also crucial

Forest regrowth is vital to combatting climate change and the other disastrous global effects of deforestation caused by farming, agriculture, and urbanization, according to a new study published in the journal Global Change Biology.

The latest climate science must mobilize us, not paralyze us

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the United Nations body tasked with providing scientific evidence and consensus on climate change and its implications for decision-makers and the public, has just issued its latest, long-awaited report.

Game-changing agreement for national parks and community development in Chilean Patagonia

The Chilean government has agreed on a proposal by a coalition of conservationists led by Tompkins Conservation and The Pew Charitable Trusts to ensure the future conservation of Patagonia.

The city of Los Angeles pledges to become the first Blue Community in the United States

In honor of Tap Water Day, we are excited to announce that Los Angeles Councilman Paul Krekorian is introducing a pledge to make L.A. the first Blue Community in the United States today.

One-third of the world’s protected areas are threatened by ‘intense’ human pressure

In 1992, a global shift in conservation efforts took place when the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was ratified at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As of 2016, nearly 200 nations have agreed to set aside lands to protect their biodiversity, or variety of life within them, from the pressures of human activity.