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Can development and conservation go hand in hand in Colombia’s Orinoquia region?

by Glenn Hyman| Aug 10, 2017 A diverse group of environmental and private sector specialists met in Bogotá last week to discuss how to achieve sustainable development in Colombia’s Orinoquia region. Meeting participants explored possible scenarios of sustainable development that reconcile nature protection and improve human well-being. Organized by the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP), …

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 …

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