News and Updates
"The Ecuadoran government demonstrated a strong commitment to protecting its waters from illegal activity today when it handed down a $5.9 million fine to a Chinese refrigerated cargo vessel owner and a four year prison sentence to its captain for the illegal transport of sharks and shark fins in the protected waters of the Galapagos."
Balancing social justice and conservation concerns in an era of expanded protected area targets – Presented by Dr. Merle Sowman, University of Cape Town.
Join us on September 25th 2017 at 11 am Eastern Daylight Time (8 am PDT; 12 noon ADT; 3 pm UTC). Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are increasingly recognized across the world as an important strategy for protecting marine resources, conserving biodiversity, rebuilding threatened fish stocks and restoring degraded habitats.This webinar explores the tensions between efforts to manage existing protected areas and requirements to respect rights and livelihoods of local communities. Follow the link for more details and to register.
Via News Ghana
"Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo on Thursday inaugurated a new fisheries research vessel, calling for an end to illegal fishing methods and the over-exploitation of the country’s marine resources."
Hurricane Irma has washed back many baby sea turtles. Brevard County Zoo and the Sea Turtle Preservation Society are collecting and rehabilitating the turtles and will give them a boat ride to the Sargasso Sea
"Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended that President Trump modify 10 national monuments created by his immediate predecessors, including shrinking the boundaries of at least four western sites, according to a copy of the report obtained by The Washington Post."
The Community Conservation Research Network (CCRN) and the IUCN Commission on Environment, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) invite you to contribute to the Communities, Conservation & Livelihoods international conference (May 28-30, 2018, Halifax, Canada). The meeting will be of interest to those in indigenous organizations, local communities, governments and nongovernmental organizations, universities and other research institutions, the private sector, funding agencies and many others, throughout the world.