Monday 30 April 2012
Sanctuary boundaries need to extend south to protect last 55 Maui's dolphinsWorld Wide Fund For Nature | 30 Apr 2012
Wellington, New Zealand - WWF-New Zealand is calling on the Department of Conservation to help protect the world's remaining Mauis dolphins by extending the boundary of the Marine Mammal Sanctuary further south and suspending all current mining and seismic activity in their habitat. The...
Pacific islands may become refuge for corals in a warming climate, study findsEurekAlert | 30 Apr 2012
Scientists have predicted that ocean temperatures will rise in the equatorial Pacific by the end of the century, wreaking havoc on coral reef ecosystems. But a new study by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution scientists shows that climate change could cause ocean currents to operate in a surprising way and mitigate the warming near a handful of islands right on the equator. As a result these Pacific islands may become isolated refuges for corals and fish.
Experts call for shark awarenessBBC | 30 Apr 2012
Experts ask the public to report any summer sightings of basking sharks in UK waters, but to keep a "respectful and legal distance".
Peru investigates pelican deathsBBC | 30 Apr 2012
Scientists in Peru are told told to investigate the mysterious deaths of hundreds of pelicans on the coast in the north of the country.
Study Highlights Renewable Energy Potential and Policy Options for Islands and Remote AreasInternational Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) | 30 Apr 2012
The study highlights that remote areas around the world are at the forefront of the transition toward a more sustainable energy future, with case studies used to highlight lessons learned at the community, provincial and national levels. The report summarizes the implication of these lessons learned and discusses ways in which governments can help overcome renewable energy deployment challenges.
GLISPA Establishes Working Group on Invasive SpeciesInternational Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) | 30 Apr 2012
According to GLISPA, the working group's terms of reference will be modelled on the GLISPA's working modality of catalyzing action, aiming to mobilize commitment to reduce the threat of invasive species on islands, and sharing lessons and experiences that relate to invasive species between islands. Oliver Langrand, Island Conservation, will chair the working group, which is open to those wishing to take action on invasive species.
International Polar Year 2012 Conference Discusses Moving from Knowledge to Actionbiodiversity-l.iisd.org | 30 Apr 2012
The International Polar Year (IPY) 2012 Conference convened around the theme "Knowledge to Action," with plenary sessions addressing: poles and global linkages; adaptation to change; science and stewardship; and communities and health. Ronald Jean Jumeau, Ambassador for Climate Change, Seychelles, presented on "poles and global linkages."
NOAA Fisheries Service announces steps that may assist fishing industryNOAA | 30 Apr 2012
NOAA will take several steps that may help minimize the economic loss for commercial fishermen who face cuts in Georges Bank fishery quotas, which are jointly fished and managed with Canada. One particular stock, Georges Bank yellowtail flounder, is a mid-value fish often caught incidentally while fishermen target high value stocks like cod, haddock, and scallops.
Fishy goings on in CanadaWorld Fishing | 30 Apr 2012
There are concerns over the "cozy relationship" between the Novia Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture (NSDFA) and the aquaculture industry over a review process underway for new industrial salmon farms in Jordan Bay.
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