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Tag: Charles Clover

  • Tuesday, January 5th 2016 - 08:12 UTC

    Ascension Island to become a marine reserve as big as the UK, in 2017

    “Ascension has been at the frontiers of science since Charles Darwin went there in the 19th Century,” said Charles Clover, chairman of the Blue Marine Foundation

    The British Overseas Territory of Ascension Island is set to become a marine reserve almost as big as the UK, the British government has announced. Using a £300,000 grant from the Bacon Foundation, the UK government will close 52.6% of the south Atlantic island's waters to fishing. In the rest of the waters there will be a monitored tuna fishery.

  • Friday, February 28th 2014 - 04:49 UTC

    Falkland Islands considering signing the UN Convention on Biological Diversity

    Environmental Officer Nick Rendell: “we need to be sure we can meet the targets set”

    Although the Falkland Islands has not yet signed up to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) it is being actively considered, stated Environmental Officer Nick Rendell, responding to an article that criticized the fact that only four UK Overseas Territories have joined the treaty, reports the latest edition from the Penguin News.