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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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

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”

“It Doesn’t Fly With Us”: New campaign sees aviation industry stepping up to protect threatened wildlife

Michelle Owen19 July 2021 The ROUTES Partnership and United For Wildlife have launched a new ‘Step Up to Stop Wildlife Trafficking’ campaign and are encouraging all aviation companies that want to help to end wildlife trafficking in air transport to get involved. For International Airport Review, Michelle Owen, ROUTES’ Lead, discusses the campaign and how airports can … Continue reading “It Doesn’t Fly With Us”: New campaign sees aviation industry stepping up to protect threatened wildlife

Explained: The high seas, EEZs and the Galapagos Marine Reserve

📚 High Seas, EEZs and the Marine Reserve With SO many acronyms, it can be hard to keep up! Read more to learn about the different ocean areas and who can fish where 🎣 ➡️ High Seas High seas are open territory far from any shoreline or national jurisdiction, making them hard to monitor. Every country, whether coastal … Continue reading Explained: The high seas, EEZs and the Galapagos Marine Reserve

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?

The US and Ecuador against illegal fishing

16 July 2021 The US government announced that it will provide support to the Ecuadorian government to confront illegal fishing and asks that preventive actions be taken before the arrival of Chinese ships. The Office of Public Affairs of the United States Consulate yesterday held a forum on illegal fishing with Manabi media and highlighted … Continue reading The US and Ecuador against illegal fishing

WTO pursues agreement on fishing subsidies after 20 years of debate

The three countries that fish the most in the world are China, Peru and Indonesia, considered developing economies, while Russia is in fourth place. EFE AgencyUpdated on 07/14/2021 12:29 pm (Photo: AFP) Representatives of the 164 members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) begin tomorrow (Wednesday) in a meeting at the ministerial level to study … Continue reading WTO pursues agreement on fishing subsidies after 20 years of debate

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’