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Impacts of mass coral die-off on Indian Ocean reefs revealed

27th March, 2017


Warming sea waters - caused by climate change and extreme climatic events - threaten the stability of tropical coral reefs, with potentially devastating implications for many reef species and the human communities that reefs support warn scientists at Exeter University
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Ecologist Special Report: The world's leading Coral Reef scientist says only a global effort will save the Great Barrier Reef

Maxine Newlands

17th March, 2017

Ecologist reporter MAXINE NEWLANDS sat down with the world's leading coral reef expert, distinguished Professor Terry Hughes FAA, Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Integrated Coral Reef Studies, (ARCCOE) at James Cook University and asked him directly what are the chances for the Reefs' survival? more...

New protection of Canada's ‘Sea of Glass' bans fishing near the reefs

Ecologist Reporter

20th February, 2017

The last living remains of an ancient European species - the 9,000-year-old fragile glass sponge reefs off the coast of Canada - will now be offered further protection more...
The Amazonian manatee, considered 'vulnerable' by the IUCN, is among the species at risk if oil drilling goes ahead. Photo: susy freitas via Flickr (CC BY-NC).

BP, Total oil drilling would endanger newly discovered Amazon coral reef

Lawrence Carter / Energydesk

23rd February 2017

A unique and pristine coral reef in the mouth of the Amazon is threatened by oil drilling planned by oil giants Total and BP, say the scientists who recently explored it. But the oil companies are determined to press ahead despite the risks, writes Lawrence Carter, and Brazil's environment ministry is set to give its approval. more...

Coral Not Coal - Australian Activists Fight To Save the Great Barrier Reef

Maxine Newlands

15th December, 2016

Australian politicians are putting the Great Barrier Reef at risk by approving one of the world's largest coal mines, say activists and marine scientists. MAXINE NEWLANDS reports more...

Australian Climate Sceptics Challenge Clean Energy Plan

Maxine Newlands

28th July, 2016

Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has handed the environment portfolio to the energy minister in an attempt to calm climate sceptics. But will it work? Ecologist writer Maxine Newlands reports. more...

The Great Barrier Reef's future is as uncertain as the Australian Prime Minister's

Maxine Newlands

13th July, 2016

The Great Barrier Reef was a key talking point in the run up to Australia's federal election as politicians promised billions to improve water quality, whilst talking down coral bleaching and report rigging. Ecologist writer, Maxine Newlands, reports... more...
A scuba diving tourist feeds a giant potato cod in the Great Barrier Reef. Photo: Pete Niesen / Shutterstock.com.

Dredging set to swamp decades of Great Barrier Reef protection

Jon Brodie

4th December 2013

After decades of work, A$200 million in taxpayer funding and even more from farmers' pockets, Australia has a good news story to tell about the Great Barrier Reef. But as John Brodie reveals, all that is now at risk from vast dredging operations. more...

Art For Oceans

Lorna Howarth

An underwater sculpture park in Indonesia helps redress coral reef decimation. more...

PHOTO GALLERY: Mapping the health of our endangered coral reefs

September 30th, 2013

Prof. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

From Bermuda, Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg tells the Ecologist how our understanding of global environmental trends can be aided by surveying coral reef on a massive scale, and how some amazing technology is helping his team do exactly that........ more...
The World’s Heritage

The World’s Heritage

Ruth Styles

15th March, 2012

Championing conservation and shining a spotlight on some of the planet’s most iconic places, UNESCO's latest tome, The World’s Heritage, is an inspiring read, says Ruth Styles more...
Daydream reef school

Best Expedition in the World: the final days

Ben Southall

16th September, 2011

In the last installment of his ‘Best Expedition in the World’ diary, Ben Southall looks back at his encounters with the eco-heroes working hard to conserve the magnificent Great Barrier Reef more...

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Conserving Australia's Great Barrier Reef: 'The Best Expedition in the World'

Ben Southall

26th May, 2011

In the first of an exclusive series, former island caretaker and ambassador for Tourism Queensland Ben Southall explains why the Great Barrier Reef needs protection and how the ‘Best Expedition in the World’ will help more...

Q&A: Ben Southall

Ruth Styles

2nd February, 2011

He’s been a charity fundraiser and is now a fully-fledged adventurer. But is ‘Best Job in the World’s’ Ben Southall about to add eco-warrior to his CV? Ruth Styles met him to find out more...
Coral reef

Bonaire: the last healthy coral reef in the Caribbean

Chris Pala

4th January, 2011

Over the past 30 years, the Caribbean’s corals have been decimated by overfishing, disease and pollution. Last Summer’s heat spell raises the question: can the remaining corals survive global warming? The answer may lie in Bonaire, home to the region’s healthiest corals more...
Coral reef

Coral reefs 'could disappear by 2100'

Emily Shelton

29th September 2010

Copenhagen targets too weak to combat climate change, new report by Institute of Physics (IOP) suggests more...
Parrotfish on North coast of East Timor

Can algae-eating fish save our coral reefs?

Anna Taylor

15th June, 2010

Coral reefs are under threat from all quarters - rising temperatures, ocean acidity, fishing practices... But can clever management of certain fish species help the reefs to recover their former glory? more...
Dan Box

Oi! You nicked my reef!

Dan Box

3rd August, 2009

In the cut-throat world of clean energy investment, is it more important that things are done for the right reason, or that the right thing gets done? We may not like the answer... more...
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Only 4% of untouched ocean left: global report on oceans shows devastating damage

News

15th February, 2008

The North sea is amongst the worst affected seas in the world a global investigation into the impact of human activities on marine ecosystems revealed yesterday. more...
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Reef protection stepped up a gear

News

3rd October, 2007

The Government of the Phillipines has tightened regulations to stop fishing on the country's largest coral reef, Reuters has reported. more...

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