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Entries from November 19th, 2014

Pacific Islanders Sail 11,000km to Deliver Message of Ocean Protection

November 19th, 2014 · No Comments · News

To a master traditional navigator like Tua Pittman from Raratonga in the Cook Islands, a canoe is much more than just a means of transport. “The canoe is our island, the crew members are the community and the navigator is the leader,” Pittman says. He continues, explaining that the converse is also true. “An island […]

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What Lies Beneath: Google Goes Below Surface to Show Sydney Marine Sites

November 13th, 2014 · 2 Comments · News

By James Woodford At lunchtime on Friday, with the click of a mouse on Google Street View, the entire world will be able to see what lies beneath the surface of 10 of Sydney’s most iconic marine locations. The Catlin Seaview Survey, a collaboration between an array of global partners including the University of Queensland, […]

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Wealth Blinds Us to Our Natural Treasures

November 13th, 2014 · No Comments · Blog

By James Woodford Earlier this year a friend of mine, Stuart Cohen, was invited as a volunteer for the International Union for Conservation of Nature to travel to Africa and then make his way, with rangers from the Uganda Wildlife Authority, to Mount Elgon National Park. For the armed team that accompanied Stuart, the presence […]

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