World Heritage Committee Update on State of Conservation of the Galapagos Islands

https://www.instagram.com/p/CR2o-y5LRwt/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Extended 44th session of the World Heritage CommitteeFuzhou (China) | 16-31 July 2021 Examination of the State of conservation of World Heritage properties inscribed on the World Heritage List 113.Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) (N1bis) Year of inscription on the World Heritage List 1978 Criteria (vii)(viii)(ix)(x) Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in … Continue reading World Heritage Committee Update on State of Conservation of the Galapagos Islands

Sharks: “Ravaged by fishing and lack of information”

A WWF study says that between 2012 and 2019, $1.5 billion was generated from the global shark fin trade. There are no specific figures on Ecuador but it is known that its capture and commercialization continues illegally. What is the country doing to protect the shark? Mayuri Castro · July 26, 2021 Hammerhead sharks. Photograph taken from the WWF … Continue reading Sharks: “Ravaged by fishing and lack of information”

Marine Protections in the Galápagos Benefit Nature, Ecuadorian Fishing Fleet, and Local Economy

Catch nearly doubled in the decade following the creation of the Galápagos Marine Reserve July 20, 2021By: Ashleigh Cirilla,Luis Villanueva,Susana Cárdenas & Alex HearnTopics: Ocean ConservationProjects: Galápagos Islands & Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Frigates, pelicans, herons, and sea lions surround the fish market in the town of Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz island in Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. Chris J. Ratcliffe, Getty Images for … Continue reading Marine Protections in the Galápagos Benefit Nature, Ecuadorian Fishing Fleet, and Local Economy

Legislative commission announces revision of the constitutional reform project to eliminate the CPCCS

July 19, 2021 2:32 PMRoger Velez Photo: Twitter / National Assembly The occasional specialized commission for the treatment of draft amendments and constitutional reforms will review what happened with the project promoted by the Democratic Institutionalization Committee, which did not have the votes to be approved by the previous Legislature.  The president of the Commission, Francisco Jiménez (Ceo), … Continue reading Legislative commission announces revision of the constitutional reform project to eliminate the CPCCS

Explained: The high seas, EEZs and the Galapagos Marine Reserve

📚 High Seas, EEZs and the Marine Reserve With SO many acronyms, it can be hard to keep up! Read more to learn about the different ocean areas and who can fish where 🎣 ➡️ High Seas High seas are open territory far from any shoreline or national jurisdiction, making them hard to monitor. Every country, whether coastal … Continue reading Explained: The high seas, EEZs and the Galapagos Marine Reserve

Explained: What is transshipment?

📚 WHAT IS TRANSSHIPMENT? Swipe below ⏩ to learn more ➡️ Transshipment allows vessels to stay at sea for longer periods of time without have to dock at a port. ➡️ Landing fishing catch at port usually requires specific paperwork and greater oversight, but transshipment allows vessels to offload their catch with less scrutiny and allows an opening for IUU … Continue reading Explained: What is transshipment?

Archive (2015): Tourists removing fewer natural Galapagos “souvenirs” from the Islands in 2015

August 2, 2015 A downward trend in tourists trying to take Galapagos sand, coral, stones and shells out of the Islands has been recorded by the Galapagos National Park Directorate (GNPD) for 2015 to date, in conjunction with the airport authority and the National Police. In 2013, 377 packages were stopped by baggage and cargo … Continue reading Archive (2015): Tourists removing fewer natural Galapagos “souvenirs” from the Islands in 2015

Archive (2015): Man arrested for smuggling Galapagos iguanas

September 7, 2015 The Ministry of Environment of Ecuador reported that a man who tried to smuggle 11 marine and land iguanas from Galapagos was arrested in Puerto Ayora on Sunday, September 6. According to officials, the man captured the iguanas while posing as a tourist on Santa Cruz Island. He was stopped in Puerto … Continue reading Archive (2015): Man arrested for smuggling Galapagos iguanas

After an intense search, two fishermen found who had been shipwrecked in the Galapagos

For almost 24 hours, they were lost at sea after their boat sank in the Pinzón Island sector Yalilé LoaizaJuly 14, 2021From Quito Ecuadorian Navy personnel rescued two castaways on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos. (Photo: courtesy Armada del Ecuador). Two fishermen were shipwrecked this Monday on Pinzón Island in the Galapagos archipelago in Ecuador. The search lasted … Continue reading After an intense search, two fishermen found who had been shipwrecked in the Galapagos

US$2.6 billion global trade in shark and ray meat revealed. Better rules and transparency needed to fight overexploitation

Press Release13 July 2021 (13 July 2021) More than 200 countries and territories are importing and exporting shark and ray meat for a global trade that was valued at US$2.6 billion between 2012 and 2019, with Spain being the world’s top exporter, Italy the top importer and the EU accounting for over 20% of the … Continue reading US$2.6 billion global trade in shark and ray meat revealed. Better rules and transparency needed to fight overexploitation