Blue Pulse: Marine Conservation Bulletin is a Bi-week electronic newsletter on science, management and policy relating to marine biodiversity. This newsletter provides a timely and multi-disciplinary updates on marine conservation to inform a vivid domestic debate.
Coastal wetlands are the main point of this issue. In the Perspectives section, the degradation of wetlands in the United States is used as an example, and the importance of wetlands for ecology and economy and the current urgency of wetland conservation are discussed in depth. In the Interpretations section, an article describes the ecological damage and status of an invasive species, Spartina alterniflora, that destroys salt marshes, and tells of the great efforts made in our country to combat this invasive species.
The ocean’s role in addressing climate change highlighted in the Glasgaw climate conference.
The 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which has been postponed for a year due to the pandemic, is taking place in Glasgow, Scotland. Although the ocean is not the main topic of the conference, the outcome of the conference will determine the future of the ocean. The polar oceans are the fastest warming region and are a consistent focus of the Blue Pulse. Most sections in this issue discuss changes and conservation of the polar oceans under climate change and can be used as a reference for understanding the links between oceans and climate.
Lots of marine protecting problems brought forward in the COP 15 that just ended. In this issue, we focus on these problems. Meanwhile, in the interpretations section, we present the introduction of the Ross Sea large-scale marine protected aera which created by CCAMLR.
How to accurately define marine protected areas is a controversial issue in marine conservation and management. Issue 36 focuses on marine protected areas, the academic panel introduces a classification method to evaluate protected areas in terms of the level of implementation based on objective facts, which provides new insight for scientific marine conservation.