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Five highly protected marine areas to be set up in English waters

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Five highly protected marine areas (HPMAs) will this week be created by the government to ban all fishing and rewild the sea, the Guardian has learned. The new generation of marine nature reserves, which are governed ...

Fishing industry still ‘bulldozing’ seabed in 90% of UK marine protected areas

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More than 90% of Britain’s offshore marine protected areas are still being bottom-trawled and dredged, two years after analysis of the extent of destructive fishing exposed them as “paper parks”, according to data sha...

‘The ocean is everything’: Pacific state of Niue declares all of its waters protected

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The Pacific island state of Niue has announced that it will protect 100% of the ocean in its exclusive economic zone (EEZ), which spans 317,500 sq km (122,000 sq miles), roughly the area of Vietnam. The water that sur...

Under a nest: protected gulls roost on roof of Dorset police car

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You may think they have plenty of conventional spots – cliffs, islands, seaside rooftops, chimney pots – to nest on. But a pair of herring gulls have opted to construct their nest on the roof of a Dorset police car, t...

Protected areas don’t always benefit wildlife, global study finds

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National parks and other protected areas have had mixed success in conserving wildlife, according to the largest ever global study of their effects. Using wetland bird data from 1,506 protected areas around the world,...

US offers temporary protected status to Ukrainians facing deportation

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The Biden administration offered humanitarian relief to Ukrainians in the United States on Thursday, which could protect thousands from being deported to their war-torn homeland. Ukrainians can remain in the country f...

Buildings showcasing Norwich’s industrial past get protected status

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Buildings that showcase Norwich’s Victorian industrial heritage, including a magnificent conservatory at the home of the family behind the Colman’s mustard brand, have been given special protection by the government. ...

England’s poor urban areas have fewest protected green spaces, analysis finds

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Poorer, urban areas in England are the least likely to have protected local green spaces, despite the fact they need them the most, the first analysis of its kind has found. To “level up”, local parks in urban areas n...

World better protected against Covid if rich nations donated 50% of vaccines to low-income countries

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The world would be better protected against new Covid variants and there would be substantially fewer deaths in low and middle-income countries if rich nations donated half of their vaccine doses, new research suggest...

Poland starts building wall through protected forest at Belarus border

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Poland has started building a wall along its frontier with Belarus aimed at preventing asylum seekers from entering the country, which cuts through a protected forest and Unesco world heritage site. The Polish border ...

The right to protest must be protected at all costs

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Yes, protest can feel futile, but what other vehicles do we have to articulate our frustrations at those who lead us (I’ve been protesting all my life. It can feel futile, yet doing nothing is much worse, 21 January)?...

They want to build a theme park here? Swanscombe peninsula, Britain’s newest protected place

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As I set out for the Swanscombe peninsula from Greenhithe station, on the south bank of the Thames near Dartford in Kent, on a dull winter day, I tell myself to be realistic. I’m heading for Britain’s newest site of s...

Suspected Caravaggio work given protected status in Spain

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A small oil painting that avoided being sold at a Spanish auction for €1,500 earlier this year after experts suggested it could be the work of the Italian master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio has been granted prot...

Culture in a bowl: Haiti’s joumou soup awarded protected status by Unesco

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Haiti’s joumou soup, a symbol of hope and dignity for the world’s first black-led republic, has been awarded protected status by Unesco. The soup, made from turban squash and originally cooked by enslaved African peop...

Kiribati to open one of world’s largest marine protected areas to commercial fishing

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The Kiribati government has announced it will open up one of the world’s largest marine protected areas to commercial fishing, citing economic benefits to its people. The Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA) spans 40...

Paella, ‘icon of the Mediterranean diet’, given protected status

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One of Spain’s best-known, beloved, and frequently abused, dishes has been given protected cultural status on the grounds that a proper paella celebrates the “art of unity and sharing”. On Wednesday, the government of...

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