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April 3, 2024

Ocean Equinox

Happy spring season! In the Northern Hemisphere, the new season ushers in a season of renewal and growth. When you think of springtime on land, you might think of birds migrating, flowers blooming and leaves emerging, but seasonal effects are taking place in the ocean too.

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March 20, 2024

Redefining the Spotlight

There are a few key events that mark every year: the Super Bowl, Coachella, Eurovision, the United Nations Climate Change Conferences and, of course, the Oscars. We’ve come to expect controversy from the Oscars, and last week the 96th Academy Awards certainly stirred up debate.

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March 7, 2024

Ocean Conservation Win

As many of you will have read in the letter from Lewis, we’re celebrating a major win for marine conservation: last week an additional 166,000 square kilometres of the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands (SGSSI) was assigned full protection. This increase alone is greater than the size of England and Wales combined.

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February 27, 2024

A Letter From Our Founder

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (SGSSI) are easily the most important wildlife hotspots under UK jurisdiction. Yesterday, the UK agreed to increase protection around the archipelago by 166,000 km². This is equivalent to an area larger than England and Wales combined.

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February 21, 2024

Channel Your Inner Dragon

According to Chinese folklore, four dragons are responsible for the creation of some of Asia’s mightiest rivers. The story goes like this: when a severe drought ravaged the land, the four magical creatures sought help from the Jade Emperor, the supreme ruler of Heaven, Earth, and Sea, to bring rain. The Emperor promised to send rain the next day but, overwhelmed with his duties, forgot.

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February 7, 2024

A World Worth Saving

As the Rights of Nature (RoN) movement gains momentum, the world is finally waking up to its sound reasoning. RoN posits that nature is an inherently valuable entity, and not simply because of the services it provides to humans. This legal framework recognises that all life on our planet is deeply intertwined, and, rather than treating it, by law, as property, we must acknowledge that nature has its own right to thrive and flourish to its fullest potential.

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January 24, 2024

The Last Frontier

There exists a formidable continent where extremes are the norm. Where there is complete darkness for several months. Where 2°C feels like a warm summer’s day. It is the coldest, windiest, driest, cleanest (not so much anymore) and loneliest of places. And it’s where most of our freshwater comes from.

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January 10, 2024

Embracing Ocean Renewal

As we step into a new year, the world is facing increasingly complex challenges in addressing the Climate Crisis and its impacts on nature. And yet, with a new year comes renewed passion and a deeper commitment to find solutions. In the realm of ocean conservation, the extraordinary ability of marine life to rejuvenate itself time and time again remains a cornerstone of hope that healthy oceans are possible.

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