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World Wetlands Day 2020 (2 February): Wetlands and biodiversity February 03, 2020   |  Source : UNESCO  | Copyright : UNESCO World Heritage Centre 1992-2020

World Wetlands Day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971 in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. Today’s World Wetlands Day under the theme, ‘Wetlands and Biodiversity,’ is an opportu...

Jordan's ‘Night of Ideas’ pinch provides a window to nature February 03, 2020   |  Source : Al Bawaba  | Copyright : 2000 - 2020 Al Bawaba

The topics of marine biodiversity in the Gulf of Aqaba and plastic waste management across the Kingdom took centre stage at the Night of Ideas conference in Amman, which was held on Thursday under the theme “Being Alive”. The conference aimed to ...

Coronavirus shuts down Chinese market for live lobsters sending industry into panic mode by Kathy Johnson January 31, 2020   |  Source : The Chronicle Herald  | Copyright : SaltWire Network © 2020

The sudden and unexpected temporary loss of the Chinese market for Nova Scotia live lobsters due to the coronavirus epidemic is creating a panic situation for the lobster industry. “It’s a real, real mess,” said Lockeport lobster dealer Mike Cott...

‘Just like terrorists’: Indonesia boosts vigilance for blast fishers by Basten Gokkon January 31, 2020   |  Source : Mongabay  | Copyright : 2020 Copyright Conservation news

In the weeks before last Christmas, marine authorities in eastern Indonesia reported separate arrests of locals using explosives to catch fish. The arrests highlighted what observers say is a routine increase in blast fishing across the archipelago ahead ...

Precious little progress being made in seafood gender equality January 31, 2020   |  Source : UCN  | Copyright : 2020 Undercurrent News. All rights reserved.

The international organization for women in the seafood industry, or WSI, has called for greater efforts in favor of gender equality and female empowerment in the seafood sector, with a decade left to meet the United Nations' Sustainable development goals...

India: Climate emergency message resonates at world’s largest literature festival – UN News special report from Jaipur January 31, 2020   |  Source : UN News  | Copyright : United Nations

Against the backdrop of India’s famed “pink city” of Jaipur, the world’s largest literature festival hosted the UN’s top representative in the country on Monday, who told audience members attending a special session on the climate emergency, tha...

How China's reach across Asia is choking the Mekong River by Shibani Mahtani January 31, 2020   |  Source : The Washington Post  | Copyright : Copyright 2020 Hearst Communications, Inc

The former chief of Pak Chim, a tiny village on a tributary of the Mekong River, remembers clearly the moment he knew his hamlet would be no more. It was a decade ago. A few hundred residents of Pak Chim and nearby villages along the snaking Nam Ou Riv...

Climate crisis is increasing violence against women by Fiona Harvey January 31, 2020   |  Source : The Guardian  | Copyright : Observer Media Group 2020

Climate breakdown and the global crisis of environmental degradation are increasing violence against women and girls, while gender-based exploitation is in turn hampering our ability to tackle the crises, a major report has concluded. Attempts to repai...

Why wet markets are the perfect place to spread disease by JASON BEAUBIEN January 30, 2020   |  Source : NPR  | Copyright : 2020 NPR

NOEL KING, HOST: The coronavirus was first detected in people who had connections to a seafood market in Wuhan, China. It's known as a wet market. It's this complex of stalls where people sell live fish, meat and wild animals. Researchers think this vi...

Call to the European Commission: An inclusive oceans strategy is needed to secure sustainable fishing communities January 30, 2020   |  Source : CFFA-CAPE  | Copyright : ICSF 2020

We, the undersigned organisations and people, are deeply concerned by the recently published European Commission DG Mare proposed priorities on oceans, entitled ‘A Blue Economy Initiative to Combat Climate Change’ as it does not include the need to es...

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