Human Dimensions Issues

By Bob Payne | Human Dimensions Issues in Natural Resources, Parks, Protected Areas and Climate Change

European parliament votes to end electric pulse fishing

Campaigners hail movement towards prohibiting the controversial practice but warn other measures will leave European waters in a worse state<p>The European Union’s parliament has voted to prohibit the controversial practice of electrical pulse fishing within EU waters, to the approval of some groups …

Brexit

Canada's top court dives deep into duty to consult issue

<i>Annette Francis</i> <i><br>APTN News</i><br>The Supreme Court of Canada heard arguments Monday that may change the way laws are made if the court agrees governments are …

First Nations

European parliament to decide future of pulse fishing

Vote on controversial method will be closely watched in the UK, which will decide on the issue as part of national fishing policy after Brexit<p>Europe’s parliament will vote on Tuesday on the controversial issue of electric pulse fishing, in a debate that could decide the future of the fishing method.<p>…

Oceans

Kenya:Seven Elephants Killed in Kajiado As Human-Wildlife Conflict Rages

Seven elephants have been killed in Kajiado as the human-wildlife conflict in the county worsens.The jumbos were killed in Porka Village, Kenyewa …

Wildlife

The First Nations Land Management Act: A New Approach

January 15, 2018 - Consider a community where you can own a home, but not the land upon which it is built. You can own the structure but there is no …

Conservation

Professional reliance or regulatory outsourcing?

Bio-waste spread on farmland threatens to contaminate local wells. Pesticide spraying by a logging company is destroying bird habitat. Odours and …

Indigenous Peoples

Belize bans oil activity to protect its barrier reef

Decision hailed as huge step forward that will safeguard both the marine environment and the country’s lucrative dive tourism industry<p>Some good news for the new year: in what has been called a huge step forward in protecting oceans and marine life, the Belize government has announced bold …

American Philosophy

A UNDP effort aims to marry conservation, livelihood in Sindhudurg

Around 8am every day, nine women aged 27 to 55 clamber onto two boats and head to the Mandvi creek in Vengurla, Sindhudurg. The area is home to 45 …

Conservation

'It's a spiritual thing': Ice fishing drawing families, young people, Manitoba enthusiasts say

More than 1,300 portable tents and shacks used on south basin of Lake Winnipeg in 2 months last year<p>In a warm tent in the middle of a snowscape on a …

Fishing

Norway backs EU fishing policies remaining during Brexit transition

North Sea curbs to last at least 21 months despite Michael Gove’s suggestion Britain will take back control of its waters<p>The EU’s insistence that quotas under the common fisheries policy for the seas around the UK will remain in force during a Brexit transition period has been backed up by the …

Brexit

First Nation concerned government delays putting threatened caribou at further risk

A northern Ontario First Nation says the provincial government has taken too long to implement a plan to save one of Ontario’s southernmost caribou …

Canada

DFO’s Plan to Gut Rules Protecting Wild Salmon from Fish Farm Disease

Part two of a series. After court losses, federal government has new strategy to protect industry.

Salmon

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

• Relevance to the overall theme of the Congress (Making Marine Science Matter) and the specific topics of interest and/or 71 research …

Education

Co-investment in ecosystem services: global lessons from payment and incentive schemes - Forests, Trees and Agroforestry

This book discusses key lessons from various development stages of landscape stewardship for ecosystem services provision. It focuses in particular …

Ecology

"Public willingness to pay for a US carbon tax and preferences for spending the revenue"

Abstract:<p>We provide evidence from a nationally representative survey on Americans' willingness to pay (WTP) for a carbon tax, and public preferences …

Climate

WaterWired

Last week <b>Lara B. Fowler</b> of the <b>Penn State Law School</b> provided an argument preview on the <b>SCOTUS blog</b> for the Florida v. Georgia water case (<b>click here)</b> …

Equality

Study finds strong support for ocean protection

The public widely believes that the marine environment is under threat from human activities, and supports actions to protect the marine environment …

Ecology

Cuba embarks on a 100-year plan to protect itself from climate change

On its deadly run through the Caribbean last September, Hurricane Irma lashed northern Cuba, inundating coastal settlements and scouring away …

Climate Change

Former conservation officer's report cites erosion of public trust in wildlife law enforcement

Bryce Casavant refused to kill two bear cubs in 2015 and was suspended as a result<p>Former conservation officer Bryce Casavant is calling for changes …

Wildlife

Brexit impact on fishing to be probed by MPs

The impact of Brexit on fishing is to be examined by the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee of MPs.<p>The industry is largely regulated by the Common …

Brexit

The Sabana-Camagüey archipelago: beautiful and preserved coastal ecosystem ( Photos)

Tuesday, January 9, 2018<p>The Sabana-Camagüey archipelago: beautiful and preserved coastal ecosystem ( Photos)<p>Camagüey, Jan 9.- The Sabana-camagüey …

Travel

Brexit bill may have broken international environment law, says UN

Exclusive: compliance committee considers complaint alleging government breached Aarhus convention by not consulting public over withdrawal bill<p>The British government may have breached a major “environmental democracy” law by failing to consult the public when drawing up Brexit legislation.<p>A …

Brexit

Marine wildlife charities' worries over management plan

<b>A long-awaited plan for managing Wales' seas could have "significant negative consequences" for marine wildlife, environment groups have warned.</b><p>Assembly members are set to debate the draft Welsh national marine plan on Tuesday afternoon.<p>Almost a decade in the making, it sets out how seas should be …

Oceans

The Great Barrier Reef of the Americas: Coastal Lessons from the Past

01.08.2018 | In Wildlife & Birds<p>By Richard S. Condrey, Louisiana State University (retired)<p><b>This is part 1 of a two-part series concerning Richard</b> …

Oceans

Financing Urban Water Protection and Management

The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) January 2017 report “Beyond the Source: the Environmental, Economic and Community Benefits of Source Water Protection” …

Venture Capital

Bears and roads don't mix, say U of A grizzly researchers

The science is stacking up on the need to close some roads, especially those first constructed for resource extraction, to improve struggling grizzly …

Wildlife

T’aaq-wiihak, Implementing Nuu-chah-nulth Fishing Rights

Posted at 16:45h in Videos by CCRN<p>In 2009, the BC Supreme Court ruled that five Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations have an Aboriginal right to fish and …

Fishing

Winery and iwi look to develop alternative to controversial Te Mata Peak walking track

The controversial track up Te Mata Peak will be removed but an "alternative" is being looked at.

New Zealand News

WWF uses blockchain to improve transparency in tuna industry

The World Wildlife Fund in Australia, Fiji and New Zealand have joined forces to stamp out illegal fishing and slave labour in the tuna fishing …

New Zealand News