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New editions of fisheries journals, SAMUDRA Report and Yemaya, released by ICSF December 20, 2012   |  Source : ICSF  | Copyright : 2012, ICSF

SAMUDRA EXCLUSIVE

The latest editions of two popular publications on fisheries – SAMUDRA Report and Yemaya -- have been released by the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF). SAMUDRA Report is ICSF's triannual journal on fisheries, communities and...

Indian Biodiversity Aawards give a fillip to local initiatives by Aakriti Vasudeva October 19, 2012   |  Source : ENS  | Copyright : 2012 The Indian Express Limited

At a time when biodiversity is falling victim to rapid urbanisation, the India Biodiversity Awards, announced on Wednesday, tried to reverse the trend by recognizing the novel idea of community-based conservation initiatives. At the ongoing 11th Confer...

Namibia scoops high-profile award at UN biodiversity summit for Marine Resources Act October 18, 2012   |  Source : Bernama  | Copyright : 2012 BERNAMA

Namibia was awarded the Silver Future Policy Award 2012 during an awards' ceremony held at the Conference of the Parties (CoP 11) in Hyderabad, India, on Tuesday. The World Future Council Foundation said in a media statement issued on Wednesday that th...

Livelihood of villagers along Cambodia's Tonle Sap lake threatened by Say Mony October 10, 2012   |  Source : VOA  | Copyright : VOAnews.com

Villagers on Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia, who depend on fishing for subsistence, say their livelihoods are threatened by illegal commercial fishing, which continues after a government ban. And they say authorities in charge of enforcing the ban are being ...

Focus on the people at COP11 biodiversity meet by Padmini Copparapu October 10, 2012   |  Source : Postnoon News  | Copyright : Postnoon 2012

Indigenous communities and the protection of their livelihoods were the topics that took centrestage on Day Three of the Conference of the Parties (COP11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at Hyderabad, India. Shifting the focus from comp...

Funds crunch skews Aichi targets on biodiversity by Keya Acharya October 09, 2012   |  Source : IPS  | Copyright : 2012 IPS-Inter Press Service

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Concerns of small-scale, artisanal fishers highlighted at global biodiversity meet October 09, 2012   |  Source : ICSF  | Copyright : 2012 ICSF

SAMUDRA EXCLUSIVE

The concerns of small-scale and artisanal fishers from different parts of the world were today highlighted at the ongoing 11th Session of the Committee of the Parties (COP11)to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at Hyderabad, India, by the World...

CBD Alliance highlights fundamental principles in ongoing global biodiversity meet October 08, 2012   |  Source : CBD Alliance

In its Opening Statement to the ongoing 11th Session of the Committee of Parties (COP11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), being held at Hyderabad, India, the CBD Alliance urged Parties to uphold the triple objectives of CBD as the foundat...

Taiwan, Japan to resume fisheries talks by year’s end October 08, 2012   |  Source : Taipei Times  | Copyright : 1999-2012 The Taipei Times

Japan is to resume long-stalled fishery talks with Taiwan by the end of the year to keep the nation from aligning with China in the territorial dispute over the Diaoyutai Islands (釣魚台), the Japanese-language Yomiuri Shimbun reported yesterday. Pr...

Ban trawling to protect fishing: WWF tells Australia by Lauren Farrow October 08, 2012   |  Source : Canberra Times

Australia should show leadership and ban trawling altogether to promote sustainable fishing in the region, the WWF's international president says. In her first visit to Australia, the wildlife conservation group's Yolanda Kakabadse applauded the federa...

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