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Ending 2013. World Action on Environment: EU steps up; Australia steps back …

  • December 30th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Climate globe ANUGatherings in Warsaw and Colombo kept the international community’s focus  on anxiety about climate change and sustainability, at the year’s end, though the Australians started to march out of step.

Actions on the home front in Australia show clear trends in a ‘non-environmentalist’ direction.

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Economic Miracle – Bad Omen For Animals …

  • November 26th, 2012
  • Posted by 7thmin

shark-white-tip.jpegThe European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to tighten its laws against shark-finning for the Asian trade – cutting off the fins of sharks while alive, and dumping the rest of the body in the sea.
bears-wspa.jpg  tiger-wwf2.jpg  rhinoceros.jpg  edlephants-wwf.jpg The incident renews attention to a by-product of the “Asian Century”: exponential economic growth in China and other countries of its region has put up incomes, and exacerbated demand for very rare, often bizarre animal products.

It has conservation agencies very alarmed about threats, to extinction, of species including sharks, tigers and elephants, as well as issues of gross cruelty — as in the case of caged bears. … Read More »

Super Trawler Getting The Sack

  • September 11th, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

margiris-2.jpgThe Australian government this week announced plans to give itself legal power to prevent the big fishing trawler, until now called Margiris, from operating around Australia for at least two years.

A bill giving effect to the decision was passed in the House of Representatives, 13.9.12, with Greens party support giving it assured passage in the Senate.
See EUAustralia Online, “Super trawler for Australia: An EU-African problem moves south”, 24.8.12. … Read More »

Super Trawler For Australia: An EU-African Problem Moves South …

  • August 24th, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

margiris-greenpeace.jpgDeployment of a super trawler FV Margiris to operate in Australian waters has generated a debate over the use of such ships world-wide. … Read More »

UNESCO Takes Australia To Task On Barrier Reef …

  • June 3rd, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

barrier-reef-org.jpgThe Australian government says it will push on with a review of strategy for the Great Barrier Reef, together with the State of Queensland — following a hostile report on the protection of World Heritage values in the area, by UNESCO. … Read More »

Alarm Over Fish Stocks

  • August 30th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

greenpeace-giant-trawler.jpgThe Greenpeace organisation i n Europe has issued a rejoinder to urgent  moves by the European Union to conserve stocks of fish, saying it needs to target large-scale industrial fishing first, and implement much tougher quotas.

It describes the European fleet as a major offender in over-fishing, well beyond its home waters.

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Contests Shaping Up To Save The Whales And Fishes …

  • July 15th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

whaling-greenpeace.jpgAs the European Union steels itself to bring in much tougher laws to protect its stocks of fish, squabbling broke out at the International Whaling Commission over the idea of a protective sanctuary. … Read More »

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