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Tag: conservation

  • Saturday, June 5th 2021 - 09:51 UTC

    Over £8m boost for international conservation in UK Overseas Territories

    One of the projects refers to threatened albatross species in the southern Atlantic OTs, Tristan da Cunha, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. Photo: Stephanie Winnard

    Over £8 million new funding to protect rare wildlife and vulnerable habitats across the globe. Threatened species such as whales, marine turtles and sharks will be better-protected thanks to a boost of over £8 million for projects in the UK Overseas Territories, the British government announced on Saturday 5 June under plans to tackle the global biodiversity crisis.

  • Tuesday, April 28th 2020 - 15:35 UTC

    New research shows sustainable fishing and conservation can coexist

    A key landmark for seabirds and seals was a two-month extension to the closure of krill fisheries throughout the entire MPA

    By surfbirds (*) – Our oceans are in trouble. Globally, poor fishing practices are directly damaging to marine wildlife, and overfishing can deplete food resources for animals such as seabirds and seals. However, research by BirdLife's Marine Program, in association with scientists from the British Antarctic Survey, (BAS) and the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK), shows that under current climate conditions, sustainable fisheries can exist alongside conservation measures for seabirds and seals in a well-managed Marine Protected Area.

  • Thursday, November 1st 2018 - 08:18 UTC

    IAATO working on new online platform to promote conservation among tourists

    IAATO represents more than 100 Antarctic tour operators who are committed to minimizing the impact of travel to vulnerable Antarctica

    An organization that promotes responsible tourism in Antarctica is embarking on its own digital adventure after partnering with Leeds agency Elementary Digital. The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) represents more than 100 Antarctic tour operators who are committed to minimizing the impact of travel to this remote and vulnerable region.

  • Tuesday, May 1st 2018 - 10:15 UTC

    Falkland Islands Government Partnership with local Environmental NGO Updated

    Falklands Conservation are an environmental conservation NGO, registered as a charity in the UK; its head office and majority of trustees are based in Falklands. Pic Falklands Conservation by Bob Prat

    The Falklands Islands Government have just recently finalized a review process of their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Falklands Conservation, a local environmental NGO. This is an important partnership for the Government and has been in place 2006 on a formal basis.