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2012-06-06 23:03:38

Regional cooperation critical to address recent upsurge in poaching, according to WWF Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 06, 2012 Central African countries today signed a groundbreaking regional plan to strengthen law enforcement and better combat poaching of elephants and other species at risk from illegal wildlife trade. The plan was adopted by the ten member states of Central African Forest Commission, known as COMIFAC, as escalating rates of wildlife crime plague the region. Wildlife...

2012-05-31 10:22:47

EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Macquarie Island Patagonian Toothfish fishery, operated by Austral Fisheries and Australian Longline, has earned the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for sustainable fisheries based on an assessment conducted by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS). The fishery is located in Australian territorial waters around Macquarie Island, located in the Southern Ocean, approximately halfway between Australia and Antarctica. (Logo:...

2012-05-30 10:21:15

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a bilateral meeting tomorrow in Brussels, high-ranking officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the European Commission (EC) will discuss the problem of illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, including the ongoing use of illegal driftnets in the Mediterranean. In September 2011, the United States and the European Union (EU) signed a joint agreement to combat IUU fishing. Tomorrow's...

2012-05-22 18:40:16

Powerful and versatile new genetic tools that will assist in safeguarding both European fish stocks and European consumers is reported in Nature Communications (DOI 10.1038/ncomms1845 22/05/12). The paper reports on the first system proven to identify populations of fish species to a forensic level of validation. With up to 25% of fish catches being caught illegally across the world, and with an estimated cost to Europe of up to 10 billion by 2020, the EU were eager to address the problems...

2012-04-25 22:20:31

SAN ANTONIO, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Burleson LLP, the largest energy law firm in the country devoted specifically to the oil and gas sector, announced that it has earned the No. 1 ranking in the San Antonio Business Journal's list of top energy law firms. The ranking was generated based on the number of local oil and gas lawyers working at each firm included in the listing. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110915/DA69247LOGO) The Houston-based law firm opened its San...

2012-03-17 00:08:17

The European Union's Habitats Directive is now 20 years old, and its network of protected areas, known as Natura 2000, is nearing completion. After a slow start, the network now includes some 26 000 protected sites and covers approximately 18% of the EU's land surface as well as significant areas of sea. It is widely considered to be the world's largest network of protected areas based on agreed site selection criteria. The review has been published in the newly launched open-access journal...

2012-03-15 17:12:00

BOSTON, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Real Recycling for Massachusetts, an organization made up of businesses, individuals, trade organizations and unions who support increasing the state's recycling rate and oppose a bottle bill expansion, today announced their organization has grown to include 500 members following their initial launch last August. The 500-member coalition supports finding impactful and cost-effective ways to increase the state's recycling rate, and holds that...

2011-12-12 10:50:00

SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt., Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vermont Law School today released its second annual Top 10 Environmental Watch List, spotlighting the nation's most critical environmental law and policy issues of 2011 and how they may play out in 2012. The Watch List is available at http://watchlist.vermontlaw.edu/ This year's report contains 10 essays, plus a Special Mention essay and three additional issues to watch in 2012. The issues were chosen based on their...

2011-11-15 08:01:00

Pew supports efforts negotiated by two administrations WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jeff Wise, director of the Pew Environment Group's Global Campaign to End Illegal Fishing, issued this statement today in response to the Obama Administration's formal transmittal for ratification by the U.S. Senate of the Port States Measures Agreement, a major international treaty to combat pirate fishing. "A result of the work of the Obama and Bush administrations, this treaty...

2011-11-15 08:00:00

TSX-V TRADING SYMBOL: CEC VANCOUVER, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Compliance Energy Corporation ("Compliance" or the "Company) reports that the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office ("BC EAO") has announced a public comment period on Compliance Coal Corporation's (the Company's subsidiary) responses to public comments received regarding the proposed Raven Underground Coal Project during the last public comment period held from May 18, 2011 to June 27, 2011. The current comment...