The Great Barrier Reef actually is “in danger”

© Getty Images BY TERRY HUGHES, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 07/26/21 12:00 PM EDT In a triumph of politics over science, this week Australia has again avoided an “in-danger” listing for the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, despite its continued decline.  Australia reacted angrily to the draft decision by UNESCO in late June to downgrade the status of … Continue reading The Great Barrier Reef actually is “in danger”

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UNESCO Case Study: “Whether or not the Great Barrier Reef is listed as ‘in danger’ won’t alter the fact it is at risk from climate change”

The Great Barrier Reef is home to green turtles and countless other animals and corals. On Friday a committee of 21 countries will decide whether the reef is placed on Unesco’s world heritage ‘in danger’ list. Photograph: Greg Sullavan/Getty Images/iStockphoto The Australian government pushed back fiercely against Unesco’s recommendation – and the world is watching Graham … Continue reading UNESCO Case Study: “Whether or not the Great Barrier Reef is listed as ‘in danger’ won’t alter the fact it is at risk from climate change”

Galapagos fur seal found in Peru receives attention in Ecuador

The Ecuadorian Ministry of Environment, Water and Ecological Transition, reported this Tuesday that it coordinated the repatriation and transfer of a juvenile Galapagos Fur Seal (Arctocephalus galapagoensis) EFE AGENCYUpdated 07/20/2021 15:09 The veterinarian Pedro Soto, from the Valdivia Marine Park, assured that blood samples, ultrasounds and X-ray plates were taken from the specimen. COURTESY The Ecuadorian Ministry … Continue reading Galapagos fur seal found in Peru receives attention in Ecuador

Marine Protections in the Galápagos Benefit Nature, Ecuadorian Fishing Fleet, and Local Economy

Catch nearly doubled in the decade following the creation of the Galápagos Marine Reserve July 20, 2021By: Ashleigh Cirilla,Luis Villanueva,Susana Cárdenas & Alex HearnTopics: Ocean ConservationProjects: Galápagos Islands & Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Frigates, pelicans, herons, and sea lions surround the fish market in the town of Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz island in Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. Chris J. Ratcliffe, Getty Images for … Continue reading Marine Protections in the Galápagos Benefit Nature, Ecuadorian Fishing Fleet, and Local Economy

Jack Grove: “To take care of the Galapagos, the coasts of Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica must be protected”

This was stated by the American biologist Jack Grove, who made a recent visit to Ecuador. The scientist has traveled the Galapagos Islands more than 80 times Yalilé LoaizaJuly 19, 2021From Quito Panoramic view of the Ecuadorian archipelago of the Galapagos (Photo: EFE) Jack Grove is a scientist, marine biologist, and naturalist who recently visited the … Continue reading Jack Grove: “To take care of the Galapagos, the coasts of Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica must be protected”

Explained: What is transshipment?

📚 WHAT IS TRANSSHIPMENT? Swipe below ⏩ to learn more ➡️ Transshipment allows vessels to stay at sea for longer periods of time without have to dock at a port. ➡️ Landing fishing catch at port usually requires specific paperwork and greater oversight, but transshipment allows vessels to offload their catch with less scrutiny and allows an opening for IUU … Continue reading Explained: What is transshipment?

281 Chinese ships stalk the Galapagos and Ecuador seeks to protect itself from illegal fishing and conserve species

As in other countries, the Asian fleet parks at the limit of national waters and is reported to turn off its radars to avoid being detected Yalilé LoaizaJuly 13, 2021From Quito Ecuadorian Navy ships surround a fishing boat after detecting a fleet with mostly Chinese flags in the Pacific Ocean near the exclusive economic zone … Continue reading 281 Chinese ships stalk the Galapagos and Ecuador seeks to protect itself from illegal fishing and conserve species

Scientists are fighting to protect a shark and turtle ‘superhighway’

Nell Lewis, CNNUpdated 0752 GMT (1552 HKT) July 13, 2021 Endangered green turtles have been found to move between the islands, as they nest in the Galapagos and forage near Cocos. (CNN) Deep in the Pacific Ocean, an underwater "superhighway" stretches roughly 700 kilometers (430 miles) between the marine reserves of Ecuador's Galapagos Islands and … Continue reading Scientists are fighting to protect a shark and turtle ‘superhighway’

US$2.6 billion global trade in shark and ray meat revealed. Better rules and transparency needed to fight overexploitation

Press Release13 July 2021 (13 July 2021) More than 200 countries and territories are importing and exporting shark and ray meat for a global trade that was valued at US$2.6 billion between 2012 and 2019, with Spain being the world’s top exporter, Italy the top importer and the EU accounting for over 20% of the … Continue reading US$2.6 billion global trade in shark and ray meat revealed. Better rules and transparency needed to fight overexploitation

Ecuador prepares three multilateral actions against illegal fishing and for the conservation of marine species

Bilateral dialogue with China and regional alliances continue. For environmental organizations, there are not enough regulations or controls. July 12, 2021 - 06h00 The Navy's Insular Operations Command increased its patrolling due to the presence of the Chinese fleet near Galapagos. (Courtesy Armada Nacional) Regarding the annual presence of the international fishing fleet near the Insular Exclusive … Continue reading Ecuador prepares three multilateral actions against illegal fishing and for the conservation of marine species