Thursday 05 July 2012
Proposal to soften RMA protectionsNew Zealand Herald | 05 Jul 2012
A Government appointed advisory group has recommended a significant rewrite of the Resource Management Act, removing references to the protection of coastal areas, wetlands, lakes and rivers and indigenous flora and fauna.
Zanzibar Applies to Join Indian Ocean CommissionInternational Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) | 05 Jul 2012
Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania, has lodged a membership application with the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), with the hope of gaining support for adaptation to climate change. Zanzibar faces beach erosion, flooding and high salinity in arable land.
CaMPAM Supports Water-Based Tourism Workshop in Saint LuciaInternational Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) | 05 Jul 2012
Supported by the Caribbean Marine Protected Area Management Network and Forum (CaMPAM), the workshop initiated discussion on potential collaborative solutions to ensure sustainable use of the coastal marine resources in the Soufriere Marine Management Area and the Canaries and Anse La Raye Marine Management Area.
South Korean whale hunt plan attackedGuardian Unlimited | 05 Jul 2012
Australia and other countries have condemned a South Korean plan to begin killing whales in its coastal waters in the name of scientific research.
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