Media release: CITES Shark Listings will have Minimal Conservation Impact

Bangkok, 11 March 2013 IWMC World Conservation Trust, the world’s leading independent advocate for the sustainable use of wildlife, warned today that the decision by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) to list a range of shark species in its Appendices will not produce the intended conservation outcomes. CITES voted today to… Continue reading Media release: CITES Shark Listings will have Minimal Conservation Impact

MANAGING FISHERIES AND THE ROLE OF CITES

Introduction A perennial issue facing mankind is how to best utilize the world’s natural resources. With aquatic foods providing essential nutrition for three billion people, and half of the animal protein and minerals for an estimated 400 million people, it is clearly vital that we succeed in conserving marine species at reasonable levels. At the… Continue reading MANAGING FISHERIES AND THE ROLE OF CITES

PROPOSAL No. 21 Inclusion of the family Coralliidae in Appendix II – Ten reasons to reject the proposal

By Marco Pani-IWMC For the second consecutive time a proposal to list in Appendix II of CITES the species of genera Corallium and Paracorallium, included in the family Coralliidae, is submitted to the Conference of the Parties to CITES. This time also the proposal is mainly an anecdotic summary without real scientific evidence that these… Continue reading PROPOSAL No. 21 Inclusion of the family Coralliidae in Appendix II – Ten reasons to reject the proposal

CITES AND THE MANAGEMENT OF FISHERIES

A NATURALHISTORY From the very beginnings of mankind, the world’s oceans and water ways have provided essential sustenance that has supported the development of life. The consumption of fisheries by humans and other animals represents an important part of our modern world, as well as our natural history.Today, our ability to take fish out of… Continue reading CITES AND THE MANAGEMENT OF FISHERIES

CITES AND THE MANAGEMENT OF FISHERIES

From the very beginnings of man kind, the world’s oceans and waterways have provided essential sustenance that has supported the development of life. The consumption of fisheries by humans and other animals represents an important part of our modern world, as well as our natural history. Today, our ability to take fish out of the… Continue reading CITES AND THE MANAGEMENT OF FISHERIES

Trade Issues and Sustainability of Fisheries Resources

Authors Francisco J. Herrera-TeranJaques Berney, IWMC Executive Vice PresidentEugène Lapointe, IWMC President Abstract The document’s main focus is trade and fisheries resources as exhaustible natural resources. It contains reviews of recent negotiations at the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO), United Nations Convention onBiological Diversity (CBD), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Convention… Continue reading Trade Issues and Sustainability of Fisheries Resources

THE MANAGEMENT OF SHARKS – Conserve Through Trade

Sharks – Key facts Sharks have swum the oceans for around 250 million years, residing at the top of the marine food chain. Their only known predators are other sharks and man. Nearly 400 shark species exist, covering most parts of the world. Among the largest are the whale shark, which can grow to a… Continue reading THE MANAGEMENT OF SHARKS – Conserve Through Trade

The Future of Ridley Arribadas in Orissa: From Triple Waste to Triple Win?

By Nicholas Mrosovsky. Originally published in Kachhapa #5, on Sea Turtles of India. I am grateful to the editors of Kachhapa for their invitation to give an outside perspective on the arribadas of olive ridley turtles in India. From a distant viewpoint what I see is waste, waste, and waste. The first waste is that… Continue reading The Future of Ridley Arribadas in Orissa: From Triple Waste to Triple Win?

CITES and Commercial Fisheries Relationship between CITES and FAO and RMFOs

By J. Berney, IWMC World Conservation Trust. Foreword This paper has not been prepared as a contribution to the review of the CITES criteria for amendment of Appendices I and II. It is published relative to the broad discussion surrounding the potential listing of commercially-exploited marine resources and the related potential conflict between CITES and… Continue reading CITES and Commercial Fisheries Relationship between CITES and FAO and RMFOs