A new simulation game has been developed in Germany demonstrating the harmful effects of over-fishing to the public.
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WDC has handed over a huge 36,736 signatures from members of the public to Richard Lochhead, Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Environment, asking the Scottish Government to include whales and dolphins in Scotland’s new marine protected area network.
Plans to create a huge network of Marine Protected Areas around the coast of Scotland have been published.
The Scottish government is considering protecting 32,000 square miles of seas, an area roughly as big as the country.
The network is designed to safeguard the future of rich and diverse coastal habitats and maintain a healthy marine ecosystem.
Via WWF-Hong Kong
To minimize the disputes between marine conservation and development in recent years, WWF-Hong Kong today urges the government to implement Marine Spatial Planning (MSP), in which Hong Kong allocates marine resources in the most appropriate way and to find synergies among sectors.
The EBM Tools Network and OpenChannels are conducting a short survey of marine conservation and management practitioners about what tools, if any, they have actually used or are currently using in marine spatial planning processes. We would appreciate it if you would participate in this survey if you have been, or are currently involved in, a marine spatial planning process. You do not need to have used a tool to participate because we are interested in learning why projects have not used tools as well as why they have. The survey should take between 5 and 15 minutes.
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is now proposing to list 82 coral-building species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) following a petition by the Center on Biological Diversity (CBD). The proposal seeks to list 12 species as endangered, 54 as threatened, reclassify two threatened species as endangered, and finds that 16 species do not warrant listing.
The Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA) today released its first report, Climate Change and Pacific Islands: Indicators and Impacts (Island Press). The report highlights the findings of more than 100 scientists and other experts who assessed climate change impacts on Hawai‘i and other Pacific Islands as part of a series of regional contributions to the 2013 National Climate Assessment.