15 Jun '12, 2pm

Ocean Conservation Progress 'Pitiful' Over Past 20 Years

NOAA National Ocean Service /CC BY-SA 2.0 We should all rightly congratulate Australia for creating the largest network of marine reserves in the world. However taken as a whole we're falling pathetically short of what needs to be done to protect oceans. The Zoological Society of London calls the progress "pitiful." BBC News quotes the director of conservation at the Zoological Society of London: Our analysis shows that almost every commitment made by governments to protect the oceans has not been achieved. If these international processes are to be taken seriously, governments must be held accountable and any future commitments must come with clear plans for implementation and a process to evaluation success or failure. The commitments referred to are those made at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit and in subsequent years. At that time it was pledged "to establish an ecologically...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/ocean-conser...

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