A small, two-minute survey on whales and whaling

A small, two-minute survey on whales and whaling For the purposes of a chapter on the cultural role of whales, we are starting a small, two-minute survey on whales and whaling. The chapter will be included in the book Japan's Withdrawal from International Whaling Regulation: Implications for Global Environmental Diplomacy, edited by Dr Nikolas Sellheim …

Third Meeting of the Parties to the FAO Agreement on Port State Measures (PSMA)

Currently, the UN's Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) together with the European Commission are hosting the Third Meeting of the Parties to the FAO Agreement on Port State Measures (PSMA). As of yesterday, 31 May 2021, around 45 parties and observers each, represented by around 300 participants followed the meeting, which is being held online …

Where conservation efforts and conservation collide? The tension between tackling immediate and long-term threats

In a recent opinion piece in Trends in Ecology & Evolution, entitled Integrating Proximal and Horizon Threats to Biodiversity for Conservation (Bonebrake et al., 2019), the authors propose a rather new way of addressing conservation efforts. Their main argument rests in the assertion that there is no such thing as a 'major' threat to biodiversity, …