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because the legal world can change as fast as the oceans  

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I am a lawyer specializing in marine environmental law. Through SeaLife Law I work to connect  law with science, policy and education.  I analyze legislation, develop recommendations, talk to government officials, scientists, academics and colleagues from non-governmental organizations to make sure the irreplaceable species at risk receive the care they need.  

- Treaty Spotlight -

Specially Protected Areas & Wildlife (SPAW) Protocol


The SPAW Protocol is a binding document. It establishes a regional mechanism for countries in the Wider Caribbean to identify endangered species and designate protected areas. With 17 parties across the Region, SPAW is an underutilised opportunity to develop transboundary  measures to preserve biodiversity and achieve sustainable livelihoods.   


 Click below for listed marine species, parties and key obligations.





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These ancient marines are protected by a variety of laws at all levels. Strictness, scope, and effectiveness differ from place to place creating a patchwork of measures.


The word “shark” in  documents usually also covers rays and sometimes chimaeras. Figuring out which ones of these gentle giants and ferocious predators are covered is key.


The term Marine Protected Area describes an area set aside for conservation. Rules governing MPAs can very from site to site even within the same country.


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