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Japan missed tsunami wake-up call for change by Tomasz Janowski and Linda Sieg March 06, 2012   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Chicago Tribune

Three months after Japan's March 11 triple disaster, a long-time expert on the country arrived in Tokyo to research a book he intended to entitle "Rebirth of a Nation." Months later, Richard Samuels is calling his work "The Rhetoric of Crisis." A ...

China, SAARC kick off seminar on biodiversity March 06, 2012   |  Source : Xinhua  | Copyright : People's Daily Online

Experts and environmental protection officials from China and several South Asian countries on Monday started a five-day seminar that aims to map out an action plan to protect biological diversity. The event will include lectures, reports and exhibitio...

Scientists recommend a more holistic approach to fishing by Sally Dakis March 06, 2012   |  Source : ABC  | Copyright : 2012 ABC

A group of international fishing scientists says it's time to take a more holistic approach to fishing. The report by five conservation and fisheries scientists is urging a more ecosystem approach to fishing management, with a moderate level of fishing...

Japan earthquake and tsunami anniversary: scientists warn of future deadly quake March 05, 2012   |  Source : Tehran Times  | Copyright : TehranTimes

A year on from one of the biggest earthquakes in recorded history, Japanese scientists are warning anew that Tokyo could soon be hit by a quake that will kill thousands and cause untold damage. Greater Tokyo, home to 35 million tightly packed people,...

US Gulf fisheries in decline after oil disaster by Dahr Jamail March 05, 2012   |  Source : Al Jazeera  | Copyright : Al Jazeera

Hundreds of thousands of people living along the US Gulf Coast have hung their economic lives on lawsuits against BP. Fishermen, in particular, are seeing their way of life threatened with extinction - both from lack of an adequate legal settlement and...

One year on, UN pays tribute to resilience of Japanese quake survivors March 05, 2012   |  Source : UN News Centre

A commemoration of the first anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan last year was held today at United Nations Headquarters, with senior officials paying tribute to the resilience of the survivors of the disaster and the efforts of th...

Oral histories from Portuguese fishermen in the US to be collected by DON CUDDY March 05, 2012   |  Source : SouthCoastToday.com  | Copyright : 2012. Dow Jones Local Media Group, Inc.

An oral history project designed to document the experience of Portuguese-speaking fishermen has obtained funding from NOAA's Preserve America Initiative and is ready to get under way this week. “We have compiled a list of more than 20 fishermen we a...

Fisheries policy is priority of Spanish government March 05, 2012   |  Source : TheFishSite  | Copyright : 5M Enterprises Ltd. 2000 - 2012

The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Miguel Arias Cañete, has stressed that fisheries policy is a priority of the Spanish Government, which is trying to appear serious and responsible in the fisheries sector. Miguel Arias Cañete made th...

Conservation efforts often marginalize small-scale fishers, workshop told March 03, 2012   |  Source : NFF
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Small-scale, traditional fishing communities in India are being increasingly marginalized by exclusionist conservation measures in protected areas and also by destructive developmental activities along the coast, participants at a recent workshop in New D...

UAE effort to save the dugong key to biodiversity by Sharifa Ghanem March 03, 2012   |  Source : Bikya Masr  | Copyright : Bikya Masr 2011

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD) has called for action to protect the dugong, arguing that their potential extinction would have drastic impact on the future of the biodiversity and environment in the UAE. The group said th...

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