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Responsible production of marine ingredients to feed fish is a prerequisite for the sustainability of the sector

Brussels, March 4th 2010: “Can a growing aquaculture industry continue to use fishmeal and fish oil in feeds and remain sustainable?” This is the critical question the EP Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development tried to provide answers to at a high level seminar organised in the European Parliament on 3rd March. Different experts, including academics, scientists, NGOs, private sector, and institutions, presented their views on the sustainability of aquaculture, especially the use of marine ingredients in fish feeds, - an issue at the centre of last week’s Hearing held by the EP Fisheries Committee. The EP Intergroup meeting was chaired by Mr Gallagher, Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and Chair of the subgroup “Fisheries and Aquaculture” of the Intergroup. …  

05 Mar 2010 | News story

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Grievance Procedure on Private Sector Engagement

To address concerns raised by some of IUCN’s constituency about IUCN’s private sector engagements the IUCN Secretariat has established a grievance procedure as a means of receiving, recording and responding to grievances   …   | French | Spanish

05 Mar 2010 | News story

A break out session at the Shell IUCN biofuel standards workshop.

IUCN, Shell and Packard Foundation host workshop “Towards Harmonization for Biofuel Sustainability Standards”

As part of an ongoing collaboration to promote the implementation of more sustainable biofuels, IUCN and Shell, working with ProForest and The Packard Foundation convened stakeholders of a number of certification schemes, including secretariat and Board members as well as industry and civil society representatives. The workshop was held to discuss areas of synergy and opportunities for harmonization of standards and certification schemes that may apply to biofuels. …  

05 Mar 2010 | News story

Illegal fishing vessel

Pêche Illégale: Ce que peut le droit européen

La pêche illicite, non déclarée et non réglementée (pêche INN) est reconnue par l’ensemble des parties prenantes
(pêcheurs, administrations, ONG), comme l’ennemi numéro un de la pêche durable. Certains avancent même, bien que cela soit sujet à discussion, que sans pêche INN, la pêche serait durable ! …  

05 Mar 2010 | News story

Revista Conservación Colombiana y libro Conservación Privada y Comunitaria en los Países Amazónicos

Nuevos documentos y publicaciones, Colombia y Perú

Proaves pone a disposición el Plan para la Conservación de Aves Migratorias en Colombia; mientras la Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental lanza la publicación Conservación privada y comunitaria en países amazónicos. …  

05 Mar 2010 | News story

International Convention Centre, Jeju

IUCN and Republic of Korea sign up for best ever Congress

IUCN, the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea, and the Self-governing Province of Jeju have signed an agreement to jointly organize the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress. …   | French | Spanish

05 Mar 2010 | News story

Ms. Marvi Memon & DCO Ziarat.

Chairperson, Sub-Committee of the National Assembly's Standing Committee on Environment, Marvi Memon visits Ziarat Project office of IUCN

ZIARAT March 4, 2010: Marvi Memon, Member National Assembly Pakistan and  Chairperson, Sub-Committee of the National Assembly's Standing Committee on Environment visited the Juniper project at Ziarat. Soon after her arrival at Quetta airport, she was taken to the IUCN Ziarat office, where she was welcomed by Syed Ghulam Muhammad, Project Manager, Juniper Forest Conservation Project, IUCN Pakistan. …  

04 Mar 2010 | News story

Black rhino (Diceros bicornis)

Keeping wildlife in the wild

The future of tuna, sharks and many other species, will be debated in the next two weeks, as Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) meet in Qatar for the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) to discuss regulation of international wildlife trade. …  

04 Mar 2010 | News story

Seagrass

Nine U.S. Senators Endorse Marine Conservation Solutions to Climate Change

An international coalition today, thanked the nine U.S. Senators who sponsored the Clean Energy Partnerships Act for advancing marine conservation as part of the solution to climate change. The Act is focused on mitigating climate change and making the transition to a clean energy economy, through offsetting greenhouse gas emissions.
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02 Mar 2010 | News story

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