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WWF has commissioned the first independent study looking at the collective data associated with shipping accidents in detail.
Ecologically coherent networks of marine protected areas are widely recognised as a primary conservation and marine management tool and form an integral component of ecosystem-based management.
The proposed discard ban is not a measure against discards, but an incentive to discard on land. See WWF's solutions to the problem here...
This Marine Update considers further the guidance necessary to ensure that the UK’s ecologically coherent network of MPAs contributes to efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change, and to ensure it can deliver benefits that assist the wider marine environment to become more resilient.
The protection of biodiversity and ecosystems must be a priority in our quest to build a stronger, fairer and cleaner world economy. Rather than an excuse to delay further action, the recent financial and economic crisis should serve as a reminder of the urgency of developing greener economies. Both WWF and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) are contributing to this goal.
The Living Planet Report is helping raise public awareness of the pressures on the biosphere and spreading the message that “business as usual” is not an option. The report contributes to fostering action, as what gets measured gets managed.
Implementing Marine Spatial Planning in the UK: lessons learned from international case studies
Effective discard reduction in European fisheries
Options for fishers and fisheries managers
Note: find out about the 2010 Living Planet Report here
The 2008 edition of the WWF Living Planet Report reveals a planet in environmental crisis. Only urgent action to curb our rampant consumption can prevent ecological recession sliding into irreversible breakdown.
The government’s commitments to conserve global biodiversity are ambitious, but unlikely to help reduce the rate of biodiversity loss by the United Nations target date of 2010. This policy document recommends five top priorities for the government to conserve global biodiversity.
Marine mammals, particularly great whales, are accused of competing with humans for fish resources. This report finds that there is no scientific evidence to prove that great whales are responsible for the degraded state of the world's fisheries. The authors conclude that the world’s fish stocks are running low because of the subsidies-guzzling industrial fleets of developed countries, aided by huge numbers of small scale fishers, particularly in developing countries.
Senior Marine Policy Officer Dr Iwan Ball updates us on the MARINE campaign
A network of highly protected marine reserves is urgently needed to restore and protect ’s marine environment, argue the authors of this report. One of five ways to do this, outlined in the report, is to increase knowledge of marine reserve benefits through raising awareness and engagement with governmental agencies, marine stakeholders and the general public.
Return to Abundance: A Case for Marine Reserves in the North SeaA report for WWF-UK by Professor Callum M. Roberts and Leanne C. Mason, University of York
UK Marine Bill: WWF’s Top 10 Priorities
Fisheries - Marine Protected Areas
The continuing case for a Marine Act for UK seas
This report concludes that the cod stock situation in the North East Atlantic is being exacerbated by climate change
This Marine Update concludes that the cod stock situation in the North East Atlantic is being exacerbated by climate change.