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Empowering youth to protect fisheries in the Solomon Islands

By Faye Aborina Siota | 26 May 2017 In the Solomon Islands, discussions and decisions on managing local fisheries mostly involve men, who are typically the elders and hold the leadership positions in communities. Yet research from across the world shows that broad community involvement and commitment is critical for equitable fisheries management. A key challenge is …

Indigenous communities, biodiversity in focus at Global Landscapes Forum

By Gabrielle Lipton | 20 December 2017 BONN, Germany (Landscapes News) — “We must act now,” said Robert Nasi, director general of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), kicking off the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) conference in Bonn, Germany on Tuesday, with a call to action. GLF Bonn 2017 is not only the seventh installation …

Scientists are telling BP and Total to stay away from the Amazon Reef

By Mal Chadwick – 28 July, 2017 at 17:34 Researchers, naturalists, explorers and broadcasters are joining the call for oil companies to leave the Amazon Reef alone. The latest call to protect the reef came as an open letter highlighting the importance of this unique environment, and warning of the threat from an oil spill nearby. BP …

The hunt for offshore oil is killing tiny sea creatures that are key for healthy oceans

Zooplankton. Photo: NOAA / Wikimedia Commons by Alessandra Potenza@ale_potenza  Jun 23, 2017, 12:15pm EDT A widely used method to find oil and gas for offshore drilling can kill tiny sea creatures that are key for feeding many marine animals like shellfish, fish, and even whales. And the impacts on these tiny, drifting creatures — called zooplankton — are seen …

Myanmar designates first marine areas protected by local fishing communities

By: Frank Momberg at FFI Myanmar Department of Fisheries celebrates World Oceans Day by designating Myanmar’s first Locally Managed Marine Areas (LMMAs). Myeik Archipelago, once a haven for biodiverse coral reefs, seagrass areas, mangroves and pristine beaches, has experienced a dramatic decline of its fisheries in the last decade due to overfishing and illegal fishing …

Closer look: Landscape level assessment for the Central Namib Desert

Written by: Pippa Howard The southern African country of Namibia has been high on Fauna & Flora International’s (FFI) agenda since early 2007. Both Pippa Howard and Dave Wright from FFI’s Business & Biodiversity programme have written lauding the dramatic beauty and high level of biodiversity of the Namib Desert’s varying landscapes. In these blog …

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