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”

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

WTO pursues agreement on fishing subsidies after 20 years of debate

The three countries that fish the most in the world are China, Peru and Indonesia, considered developing economies, while Russia is in fourth place. EFE AgencyUpdated on 07/14/2021 12:29 pm (Photo: AFP) Representatives of the 164 members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) begin tomorrow (Wednesday) in a meeting at the ministerial level to study … Continue reading WTO pursues agreement on fishing subsidies after 20 years of debate

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

Ecuador prepares three multilateral actions against illegal fishing and for the conservation of marine species

Bilateral dialogue with China and regional alliances continue. For environmental organizations, there are not enough regulations or controls. July 12, 2021 - 06h00 The Navy's Insular Operations Command increased its patrolling due to the presence of the Chinese fleet near Galapagos. (Courtesy Armada Nacional) Regarding the annual presence of the international fishing fleet near the Insular Exclusive … Continue reading Ecuador prepares three multilateral actions against illegal fishing and for the conservation of marine species

Building Back Better Towards Recovery: Investing In Culture And Tourism For Sustainable Development

UNESCOJul 10, 2021 On July 7, UNESCO and the Permanent Mission of Ecuador to the United Nations jointly organized the event “Recovering tourism for sustainable development: Safety, Resilience and Incentives”, on the sidelines of the 2021 High level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. Representatives of governments, UN agencies and youth networks joined their voices in … Continue reading Building Back Better Towards Recovery: Investing In Culture And Tourism For Sustainable Development

Reuters Explainer: What’s at stake in WTO talks on fishing rules?

Emma Farge9 July 2021 The World Trade Organization (WTO) logo is pictured in front of their headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, October 28, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse GENEVA, July 9 (Reuters) - The World Trade Organization hosts talks next week aimed at reaching a deal to cap subsidies that contribute to the overfishing of the world's seas … Continue reading Reuters Explainer: What’s at stake in WTO talks on fishing rules?

Sea cucumber fishing in the Galapagos Marine Reserve: past, present and future?

6 July 2021Opinion article: Pablo Guerrero, Director of Marine Conservation of WWF-Ecuador Sea cucumbers are sedentary animals, belonging to the group of echinoderms, the same family as sea urchins and starfish. They inhabit rocky and sandy bottoms, although it is common to find them tucked into small caves near cliffs. They are a filter species which is … Continue reading Sea cucumber fishing in the Galapagos Marine Reserve: past, present and future?