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Focus on the people at COP11 biodiversity meet by Padmini Copparapu October 10, 2012   |  Source: Postnoon News  | Copyright: Postnoon 2012

Indigenous communities and the protection of their livelihoods were the topics that took centrestage on Day Three of the Conference of the Parties (COP11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at Hyderabad, India. Shifting the focus from comp...

Marine conservation processes affect local fishing communities, NGOs tell global biodiversity meet October 10, 2012   |  Source: ICSF  | Copyright: 2012 ICSF
SAMUDRA EXCLUSIVE

The impact of marine conservation processes on local fishing communities was highlighted at a press conference at the ongoing 11th Session of the Committee of the Parties (COP11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at Hyderabad, India, on 10 O...

‘Need for gender plan of action’ stressed at COP11 biodiversity meet October 10, 2012   |  Source: TNN  | Copyright: 2012 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Though women play a major role in conservation of the ecosystem, they are worst affected by the conflict between development and conservation, which is why there is an urgent need to come up with a gender plan of action to ensure gender mainstreaming in c...

At COP11 fisher organizations call for central focus on governance October 09, 2012   |  Source: UNI

The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF), the World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP) and the National Fishworkers' Forum (NFF) today urged parties at the ongoing Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CoP11...

Nations oppose pre-fixed biodiversity goals by B Krishna Mohan October 09, 2012   |  Source: mydigitalfc  | Copyright: 2011 Financial Chronicle

A day after COP 11 giving a call to give a commitment on resource mobilisation for implementation of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets by 2020, several members did not seem to be on the same page on setting national expenditure targets for next decade. Th...

Halt development along India's coast: NGOs tell global biodiversity meet October 09, 2012   |  Source: IANS  | Copyright: 2011 NEWS TRACK India

Environmental groups Tuesday demanded an immediate halt to the development projects, including ports and power plants, along India's coast, saying they pose a serious threat to marine and coastal bio-diversity. A group of seven non-governmental organis...

Activists demand action on fading coastal biodiversity at COP 11 in Hyderabad by Jayashree Nandi October 09, 2012   |  Source: TNN  | Copyright: 2012 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd

Activists at the ongoing Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD), Conference of the Parties (COP) 11 at Hyderabad on Tuesday drew governments' attention to the massive transformation taking place in the east and west coast of India. For example, 15 pr...

The future of EU fisheries policy, the commissioner's view by Maria Damanaki, European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries October 09, 2012   |  Source: PublicServiceEurope.com  | Copyright: publicservice.co.uk

The European Union is lagging behind the rest of the world when it comes to the sustainable management of our fisheries resources. Some 68 per cent of EU fish stocks are overfished, but the figure worldwide is only 25 per cent. To address this situation, ...

"Sharks not targetted fishery in Malaysia" by Natalie Heng October 09, 2012   |  Source: The Star  | Copyright: 1995-2012 Star Publications (M) Bhd

Malaysia ranks 15th among the world’s top 20 shark catching nations. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), we provide 2.95% of the world’s total shark and ray catch. At least one endangered shark species – the scalloped hammer...

Concerns of small-scale, artisanal fishers highlighted at global biodiversity meet October 09, 2012   |  Source: ICSF  | Copyright: 2012 ICSF
SAMUDRA EXCLUSIVE

The concerns of small-scale and artisanal fishers from different parts of the world were today highlighted at the ongoing 11th Session of the Committee of the Parties (COP11)to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at Hyderabad, India, by the World...

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