Coastal Care

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Tag: Ecosystem Destruction

Update from Senegal: Changing Things and Shaping the Future

Update from Senegal: Changing Things and Shaping the Future

The Senegalese government cancelled all fishing permits for foreign“pelagic trawlers,” large fishing vessels that drag nets below the surface of the ocean. This should remind leaders that with political will and courage, they can change things and shape the future of their people for the better.

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Peru issues public health alert over pelican and dolphin deaths

Peru issues public health alert over pelican and dolphin deaths

The government of Peru has warned people to stay off beaches along large stretches of its northern coastline as it investigates the mysterious deaths of hundreds of dolphins and seabirds.

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Peru Examines Deaths of More Than 500 Pelicans

Peru Examines Deaths of More Than 500 Pelicans

The government of Peru is investigating the mysterious deaths of more than 500 pelicans found along a 70km (40-mile) stretch of the country’s northern coast.

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Oceanic Islands’ Topography and Erosion Impacts on Ecosystems

Oceanic Islands’ Topography and Erosion Impacts on Ecosystems

Oceanic islands are born, they grow, they are eroded and they disappear beneath the sea. Throughout this process, which takes millions of years, the islands change form and therefore change their ‘tenants’. The species adapt to the new environmental conditions,

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St. Maarten: Paradise in Peril

St. Maarten: Paradise in Peril

Sint Maarten is at the crucial point of destroying the last of what draws crowds of dollar-touting tourists to this once-pristine Caribbean island.

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615 Dead Dolphins Discovered on Peruvian Coast, acoustic tests for oil to blame?

615 Dead Dolphins Discovered on Peruvian Coast, acoustic tests for oil to blame?

Conservationists counted 615 dead dolphins along a 90-mile stretch of beaches in Peru, a wildlife group said Wednesday, and the leading suspect is acoustic testing offshore by oil companies.

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Mega Trawlers Emptying African Seas

Mega Trawlers Emptying African Seas

West African waters have been subject to overfishing for decades, the effects of which are being felt by protesting local communities. Greenpeace protests against EU subsidised plunder of West African Waters, with level of fishing that is completely unsustainable. Trawlers have a disastrous impact with their ability to make massive catches in an area with already declining fish stocks, destroying both African fisheries and the local fishing industry.

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Global Partnership for Oceans: to Reverse Patterns of Degradation, UN

Global Partnership for Oceans: to Reverse Patterns of Degradation, UN

A powerful coalition of governments, international organizations, civil society groups and private interests are joining together under the banner of a Global Partnership for Oceans to confront widely documented problems of over-fishing, marine degradation, and habitat loss.

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Avoiding the Tragedy of the Commons

Avoiding the Tragedy of the Commons

Management of fisheries at the community level can help curb overfishing and the ‘tragedy of the commons’ which is driving humans to decimate the planet’s dwindling fish stocks, an international scientific team concluded. In an analysis of 42 coral reef sites where coastal resources are managed by partnerships between governments, conservation groups, and fishers, they found that such co-management is largely successful in both sustaining fisheries and improving livelihoods.

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