Oceania

Support for International Conservation of Sharks and Rays in Oceania is Growing as New Zealand Joins the CMS Sharks MOU

Bonn, 13 July 2015 - New Zealand signed the UNEP/CMS Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks (Sharks MOU) on 6 July 2015. 

13 July 2015

Budget aims to boost tourism industry as visitor numbers continue to grow

The government plans to spend $178mil on tourism infrastructure as part of Budget 2017, including $76mil on new and upgraded Department of Conservation (DOC) infrastructure.

22 May 2017

Albatrosses counted from space

Scientists have started counting individual birds from space.  They are using the highest-resolution satellite images available to gauge the numbers o

04 May 2017

Sharks: deter rather than cull, says Western Australia premier

The premier of Western Australia remains in favour of personal devices to deter sharks instead of culling, nets and drumlines following the death of a 17-year-old g

23 April 2017

Fewer sharks equals fatter fish, research shows

As shark populations decline, fish face less pressure from the top of the food chain. As a result, new research shows, fish are getting fatter.

20 April 2017

Call to classify shark culling and drum lines as threats to endangered species

Humane Society applies for lethal shark control programs to be listed as ‘threatening’ under conservation act

19 April 2017

Tonga remains a sanctuary for whales

All Tongan waters are declared a sanctuary for whales,” Tonga's Acting Prime Minister, Hon Siaosi Sovaleni said at the opening of an international "Whales in a Changing Ocean" conference today in N

04 April 2017

This Small Island Nation Makes a Big Case For Protecting Our Oceans

Two years ago, Palau created one of the largest marine reserves on the planet—and it's paying off.

03 April 2017