Conservation

SAAMBR supports IUCN motion for greater protected areas in the oceans

  • 21 September 2016 | Judy Mann, conservation strategist | Category: Conservation

Members of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) at the World Conservation Congress held from 1 – 10 September in Hawaii, voted in favour of a motion that urges member states to increase their protection of the oceans. The motion calls attention to the many challenges facing our oceans – overfishing and pollution to ocean acidification and warming – all of which are having a negative impact.

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It's International Coastal Cleanup on 17 September – let's help give back to our oceans

Saturday 17 September marks annual International Coastal Cleanup and you can help stop the “mermaid’s tears” from falling, one piece of litter at a time. Take a walk on any beach, anywhere, and the plastic waste is immediately evident, but what happens to plastic litter if we don’t pick it up while we can still see it on the beach?

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More than 70 schools compete to reach uShaka Sea World Environmental Audit finals

Senior primary learners from 16 schools were selected from a total of 72 participating schools to present their uShaka Sea World Environmental Audit projects to a panel of judges on Monday, 5 September 2016.

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Tiger shark's arrival turns heads in the Open Ocean exhibit

While fishing from his ski-boat last week for tuna off Umhlanga Rocks, Roy Neale caught a three-to-four week old tiger shark and immediately thought it would make a welcome addition to the sharks housed in the Aquarium at uShaka Sea World.

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Young Hawksbill Turtle to return to the ocean soon thanks to rehabilitation at uShaka Sea World

With an 87% success rate in turtle rehabilitation, uShaka Sea World staff are confident their most recent patient will soon be well enough to return to the ocean.

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Foreign visitor blows into town

The inclement weather conditions along the KwaZulu-Natal coast brought an unusual visitor all the way from Australia or New Zealand to uShaka Beach earlier this week.

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Climate change, corals and concerned scientists

In June 2016 two Oceanographic Research Institute scientists – Dr David Pearton and Dr Sean Porter – attended the 13th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS) held at the Waikiki Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

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uShaka Sea World’s Gabrielle Harris is PAAZA Animal Keeper of the Year 2016

Gabby is the epitome of an excellent animal keeper. She is passionate about her animals and has dedicated her life to their care and display. Her passion for animals is equalled by her passion for conservation communication, a goal she works towards daily through presentations at uShaka Sea World.

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Cleaning up our beaches on World Oceans Day

uShaka Marine World staff joined millions around the world in celebrating World Oceans Day on 8 June 2016 by spending time on the beach picking up the many tiny, hard-to-find bits of debris that end up in the sea.

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World Oceans Day 2016: Time is running out for our coral reefs

The ocean regulates climate, feeds millions of people, produces most of the oxygen we breathe, is home to an incredible array of species and provides us with cures for diseases. However, due to many threats facing the ocean, such as climate change, time is running out for marine ecosystems such as coral reefs.

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Sardines

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Mazda Wildlife Fund supports ORI Coral Reef Research

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Eco House opens in February

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