Human Dimensions Issues

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

African nations use data sharing to fight illegal fishing

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Fishing

WaterWired

A good friend from the Land of Enchantment sent me these comments from a stakeholder who has agreed to share his/her data with the <b>Collaborative</b> …

West Texas

COP 23 caps off a milestone year of corporate climate leadership

Photo credit: Rhys Gerholdt (WRI)<p>After the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP 21) in 2015, where the historic climate accord was …

Climate

Climate Change Impacts On Fisheries And Biodiversity Of Pacific Island Countries And Territories

People often think of Pacific Island Countries and Territories as a tropical paradise teeming with coral reefs and abundant and diverse fishes, but …

Climate Change

Investing in biodiversity conservation pays off

The endangered California condor (<i>Gymnogyps californianus</i>), which conservation investments rescued from the brink of extinction, prepares for flight. …

Conservation

Trophy review – stomach-turning doc takes aim at big-game hunters

The macabre ultra-luxury sport of ‘canned’ trophy hunting in Africa comes under unflinching scrutiny in a documentary to make your blood boil<p>Trophy is a documentary about the highly commodified and macabre ultra-luxury sport of “canned” trophy hunting, in which legally restricted big-game hunting …

Wildlife

Logging in habitat of Leadbeater's possum challenged in court

Green groups are basing challenge on claim that Victorian forestry agreement is not being adhered to<p>Exemptions allowing logging to occur in Australia’s native forests without approval under federal environmental law are being challenged in court as lawyers claim the agreements creating them are not …

Environment

Into the woods: The Japanese way to beat stress

The Japanese art of Shinrin-Yoku, walking mindfully through woodland, is growing in popularity in the UK. Scientists say it reduces stress and blood pressure and boosts the immune system.<p>Ken Nash was medically discharged from the army in 2010 with PTSD, OCD and anxiety disorder after his tank …

North Yorkshire

Climate goal in peril as science points to 3 degree warming

Climate

Singing protesters interrupt a White House presentation at COP23.

The Trump administration gathered a group of mostly fossil-fuel executives for a panel promoting coal, natural gas, and nuclear energy at the United …

Environmentalism

Land governance is key to Africa’s transformation

The Africa Land Policy Centre (formerly the Land Policy Initiative) in collaboration with partner organizations will hold an International Conference …

Addis Ababa

Fishermen's union wants draggers out of vulnerable south coast cod fishery

This year's quota cut by half, FFAW president says cod stocks too fragile<p>The union representing the province's fish harvesters is calling for the …

Fish

Great turn out, and stimulating discussions at the "Payment for Ecosystem Services Symposium 2017" event held in Adelaide last Friday. https://t.co/Iz37dxKx76

Meeting explores environmental and economic downsides of overfishing

<i>November 10th, 2017</i><p>The environmental and economic downsides of overfishing in Ireland and the opportunities for sustainable fisheries were explored …

Oceans

Alternative US group honouring Paris climate accord demands 'seat at the table'

The America’s Pledge group claims to represent US majority opinion on carbon emissions, despite Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris agreement<p>The United Nations should give a “seat at the table” to a powerful group of US states, cities, tribes and businesses that are committed to taking action on …

Climate

B.C. steelhead fishery faces extinction - Salmon Arm Observer

Steelhead anglers may have to start looking for another fish to catch.<p>Four groups have released a joint statement sounding the alarm about the …

Fishing

The European Rewilding Network welcomes three new members

<b>Rewilding Europe is delighted to welcome three new members (from</b> <b>Scotland, Spain</b> <b>and</b> <b>Poland</b><b>) to the European Rewilding Network. Displaying impressive</b> …

Conservation

Does forest certification really work?

Some results were negative or mixed: the workforce in both certified and non-certified forests was heavily imbalanced in favor of men, with women …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

UN climate change talks struggle to deliver strong action on loss and damage

<b>November 8. Bonn, Germany.</b> On the 4th anniversary of the devastating typhoon Haiyan which struck the Philippines in 2013, three major civil society …

Climate

Proposed Clutha River jetboat speed bylaw sparks deluge of submissions

Concerns about Clutha River jet boating speeds take up the lion's share of public submissions on the Navigation Safety ByLaw 2017, to be considered …

New Zealand News

Is your conservation having an impact? New toolkit PRISM will find out

<b>It makes sense that conservationists want to prioritise their time, energy and funds for carrying out the conservation work itself</b> – but finding out …

Conservation

The cost of enforcing marine protected areas to achieve ecological targets

Abstract<p>Protected areas are the primary management tool for conserving ecosystems, yet their intended outcomes may often be compromised by poaching. …

Ecology

The Wolf studies the politics of wildlife management through the adventures of one animal

It’s was a love triangle worthy of a Hollywood romance.When O-Six, the world-famous alpha female wolf who lived in Yellowstone Park, was searching …

Wildlife

Agreement on cutting fisheries subsidies unlikely at WTO meet

In a statement released on 3 November, the WTO said China and the US have submitted fresh proposals for the draft agreement on fisheries subsidies. …

Climate

Developed countries oppose inclusion of pre-2020 actions in COP23 agenda | TWN

Developed countries opposed the inclusion of an agenda item dealing with implementing pre-2020 actions onto the agenda of the 23rd meeting of the …

Climate

Is It Time To Catch The Wave Of Rebounding Atlantic Bluefin Tuna?

Fishermen up and down the New England Coast say it has been decades since they've been able to catch so many Atlantic bluefin tuna so fast. Once severely depleted, populations of the prized sushi fish appear to be rebounding.<p>Now the industry, and some scientists, say that the international …

Oceans

Bluefin tuna recovery: a ten-year battle may be lost by lack of caution, WWF warns

Rome – Brussels – The European Union and other fishing nations of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) will …

Oceans

EDF begins project promoting rights-based fisheries in Portugal

The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has partnered with the philanthropic organization Oceano Azul Foundation to improve the sustainability of …

Fisheries

Qat’muk ruling shows Canada’s hypocrisy | Columbia Valley, Cranbrook, East Kootenay, Elk Valley, Kimberley, Ktunaxa Nation

<b>e-KNOW Editorial</b><p><b>By Ian Cobb</b><p>Last week (Nov. 2) the Supreme Court of Canada showcased to the world how full of B.S. Canada is when it comes to …

Canada