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Red list has 132 species of plants, animals from India by K. S. Sudhi June 21, 2012   |  Source : The Hindu  | Copyright : 2012, The Hindu

The Red List of threatened species, prepared by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), has listed 132 species of plants and animals as Critically Endangered, the most threatened category, from India. Plants seemed to be the most thr...

Rio+20: Maldives to create world's biggest marine reserve June 21, 2012   |  Source : ET  | Copyright : Careers @ TIL

The Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives announced at the Rio+20 summit here today it would create the world's biggest marine reserve to protect its fisheries and biodiversity. "I would like to announce today Maldives will become the first country ...

Develop a human-rights approach to fisheries, Rio+20 told June 21, 2012   |  Source : ICSF  | Copyright : 2012, ICSF

At a side event on the ongoing Rio+20, the United Nations Summit on Sustainable Development, the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) organized a session on "Dialogue on the Human Rights Approach to Fisheries", which addressed, in par...

Sustainability from the bottom up: Brazilian artisanal fishers are betting their last lobsters on certification by René Scharer June 21, 2012   |  Source : Terramar  | Copyright : 2012 ICSF

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Artisanal lobster fishers from Ceará State in northeastern Brazil are pursuing a label which recognizes their responsible fishing practices and the origin of their lobster catches. A June 10 meeting of community leaders from six communities agreed to...

Rio+20: at downtown gathering, citizens voice concerns at People’s Summit June 20, 2012   |  Source : UN News Centre

Thousands of citizens and members of civil society organizations from around the world have been gathering in downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to voice their concerns on the issues being discussed at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Developmen...

Rio+20: UN Conference on Sustainable Development kicks off with call to action June 20, 2012   |  Source : UN News Centre

More than 100 Heads of State and government today gathered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the start of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), which seeks to shape new policies to promote global prosperity, reduce poverty and ad...

New Zealand Fisheries estimates up to $1.4m of fish dumped by trawler by David Clarkson June 19, 2012   |  Source : Courtnews.co.nz  | Copyright : Courtnews.co.nz

Fisheries officials in New Zealand estimates up to $1.4 million worth of fish was dumped at sea during the foreign trawler Oyang 75’s two fishing trips off the South Island. The taking of evidence was completed in a formal proof hearing against five ...

ACP fisheries heads address IUU fishing by Repeka Nasiko June 19, 2012   |  Source : The Fiji Times  | Copyright : 2004 - 2007, Fiji Times Limited

The emergence of new challenges in the fisheries industry led to the review of Fiji's legal policies that govern this vital sector. Minister for Primary Industry Joketani Cokanasiga made this remark while addressing fellow Fisheries Ministers from the ...

Rio+20: Sustainable development needs women’s empowerment, UN official says June 18, 2012   |  Source : UN News Centre

Sustainable development will not be achieved without empowering women, the head of the United Nations agency tasked with advancing gender equality said today, adding that the importance of their participation must be reflected in all aspects of the outcom...

China says fishing boats will leave disputed shoal following pullout of Philippine vessels June 18, 2012   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2012 The Associated Press

China says it will pull out its fishing boats from a disputed shoal in the South China Sea following a similar move by the Philippines. The standoff at Scarborough Shoal erupted in April when the Philippines accused Chinese fishermen of poaching inside...

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