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UNEP, UN Human Rights Office sign new agreement, stepping up commitment to protect the human right to a healthy environment August 23, 2019   |  Source : UN Environment  | Copyright : United Nations Environment Programme

As threats to individuals and communities defending their environmental and land rights intensify in many parts of the world, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Rights Office have prioritised efforts to promote and protect environmental ...

Indigenous communities in Myanmar take action against top-down conservation by Anirudha Nagar August 23, 2019   |  Source : The Diplomat  | Copyright : 2019 The Diplomat. All Rights Reserved.

The need to put indigenous peoples at the center of conservation efforts could not be clearer. Evidence is mounting that indigenous stewardship of natural resources is key to combating the climate crisis and protecting the biodiversity that sustains the p...

Turkey’s sea ecology exhibit opens at UN in New York August 23, 2019   |  Source : Daily Sabah

An exhibition on the ecology of Turkey's seas, organized by the Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TÜDAV) to promote biodiversity in the seas, has opened at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The exhibition, titled "Let's Discover Turkish S...

Deep tech at sea: this startup helps fishermen in India to take IoT-enabled decisions by Apurva P August 22, 2019   |  Source : YourStory  | Copyright : 2019 YourStory Media Pvt. Ltd.

25 producer countries in the world. According to the National Fisheries Development Board, the industry employees 14 million people, with the total fish production during 2017-18 estimated to be 12.60 million metric tonnes, and contributing to around 6.3 ...

Naval and fishing communities in Sri Lanka warned of rough weather August 22, 2019   |  Source : Ada Derana  | Copyright : 2017 Ada Derana

The sea area off Sri Lanka extending from Hambantota to Pottuvil can be very rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 60-70 kmph at times, the Department of Meteorology said. Issuing a warning, it also said that the sea area extending from P...

Risk pays off: Study finds fishermen who venture to new grounds benefit by Aaron Orlowski August 22, 2019   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2019 Diversified Communications

In 2009, excessive bycatch of endangered sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico prompted a five-month closure of the Gulf’s longline fishery. Boat captains unexpectedly found themselves locked out of prime fishing grounds, and were forced to look elsewhere t...

More than 30,000 fishermen in Kenya suspend fishing due to census by James Omoro August 22, 2019   |  Source : Standard Digital  | Copyright : 2019 - Standard Group PLC

Over 30,000 fishermen in Kenya have said they will ground their boats and stay home to participate in the country's census. Through their umbrella lobby, the Homa Bay County Beach Management Network, the fishermen operating in 137 beaches said they wil...

Russia expects “urgent” action from North Korea to curb illegal fishing: embassy by Colin Zwirko August 22, 2019   |  Source : NK.News.org  | Copyright : 2019, Korea Risk Group (NK Consulting Inc.)

A delegation from North Korea’s Ministry of Fisheries (MOF) departed for Moscow on Monday to attend the next session of a joint commission on fishery cooperation, Russia’s embassy in Pyongyang reported, saying it hopes to see “urgent” steps taken ...

Saudi-UAE led coalition killed 47 Yemen fishermen in 2018: Human Rights Watch August 21, 2019   |  Source : Al Jazeera  | Copyright : 2019 Al Jazeera Media Network

A Saudi-UAE-led military coalition battling Yemen's Houthi rebels killed dozens of fishermen in bombing attacks on fishing boats last year, a leading rights group has said. Human Rights Watch on Wednesday called for a United Nations investigation as it...

Actor Javier Bardem urges UN delegates to protect oceans August 20, 2019   |  Source : AP

Spanish actor and environmental activist Javier Bardem said Aug. 19 "we are all villains" for playing "deaf and blind" and not caring about the world's oceans, which are under more pressure than at any time in history. The Oscar winner came to the Unit...

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