Protecting special places in the sea.
Take a virtual journey of the Kermadecs – one of the last great wilderness areas left on the planet.
Materials from August 2010 science symposium, “DEEP—Talks and Thoughts Celebrating Diversity in New Zealand’s Untouched Kermadecs”
In ancient times, voyagers crossing the Pacific Ocean gave shape to the Polynesian Triangle, an area anchored by three groups of islands: Hawaii in the north; Easter Island, whose indigenous name is Rapa Nui, to the southeast; and New Zealand, which is called Aotearoa in the Maori language, to the west.More
Our oceans, which cover about 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, serve humanity by supplying food, oxygen, life, a means of transportation, adventure, beauty, and spiritual balm. Yet they are under significant stress from human activity.More
Read the April edition of Global Ocean Legacy's newsletter, which features a Global Ocean Legacy hero, an expedition to Tristan da Cunha, and a Pacific connection.More
Wellington, New Zealand, is an appropriate setting for this week’s 13th International Deep Sea Biology Symposium. Just offshore from the capital city is the second-deepest underwater trench in the world, the Kermadec Trench.More
Around Wellington, New Zealand—and the globe, for that matter—the Pew Environment Group’s Global Ocean Legacy project has been urging people to “wake up” and support the establishment of a highly protected marine reserve in New Zealand’s remote and rarely visited Kermadec Islands. More
Dr Rebecca Priestley is travelling on the HNZMS Canterbury as part of a Sir Peter Blake Trust voyage to the Kermadecs. With degrees in earth sciences and the history and philosophy of science, Rebecca is part of a team of experts selected by Pew Environment Group to join the voyage to this remarkable and remote ocean wilderness two-days sailing northeast of New Zealand’s North Island.More
This week marks the beginning of a two-month exhibition in New Zealand featuring artwork inspired by the remote Kermadec marine region, an area under consideration for protection as an ocean sanctuary.More
In May 2011, artists from the South Pacific embarked on a journey to the seas around the Kermadec Islands. For six days, they followed in the path of explorers before them, from the earliest Polynesian voyagers to modern-day conservationists, to experience this extraordinary place, where globally significant marine life co-exists with underwater volcanoes and the deepest ocean trench in the Southern Hemisphere.More
In recognition of World Oceans Day (June 8), Pew’s Global Ocean Legacy campaign has launched an interactive map to spotlight some of the most important and unspoiled places in our seas.More
Located between New Zealand’s North Island and Tonga, the 15 islands and rocks of the Kermadecs are remote and rarely visited. From these islands, to the waters surrounding them, and the deep trench below, the Kermadecs is a place for exploration and discovery.
From May 10-20, nine artists from Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific are journeying onboard the Royal New Zealand Navy vessel, HMNZS Otago, to the remote and rarely visited Kermadec Islands.More
One of the world’s last great wilderness areas is the ocean surrounding the Kermadec Islands, located in the South Pacific Ocean between New Zealand’s northernmost island and Tonga.More
Global Ocean Legacy has prepared a Science Statement that endorses the concept of designating large ocean reserves. Our goal is to demonstrate to policy makers that marine scientists around the world are supportive of bolder action to designate very large marine reserves that can serve as reference sites for research and as protected “arks” for diminishing populations of at-risk marine species. Please join with other senior scientists and marine specialists in endorsing this statement of support for large no-take marine reserves.More
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