The “panda-people” at World Wildlife Fund are promoting a recent success protecting deep-water habitats in the “coral-rich waters off north-west Scotland”. It makes me laugh just to read those words. 20 years ago folks would scoff.
WWF seems to be ahead of the curve in deep-water conservation. They enjoyed a similar victory protecting seamount habitat in the Mediterranean last year. How do they do it? Generally, it’s localized autonomy with tender loving support from headquarters in DC. If cold corals count where you live, then that’s your agenda.
The press release is here.