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IISD/ENB+ @ CFS 44 | 10 Oct 2017 | Rome, IT | IISD Reporting Services

News from IISD - 11. October 2017 - 4:15
On Tuesday, 10 October, IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ Meeting Coverage, covered the 44th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS 44), from 9 to 13 October 2017, from the headquarters of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in Rome, Italy

Declaración de WWF sobre el CPR (Conservación, Protección y Recuperación) de la vaquita

News from WWF - 11. October 2017 - 2:00
El 12 de octubre el Gobierno de México, con el apoyo de expertos y científicos internacionales, iniciará un esfuerzo sin precedentes para salvar a la vaquita, el mamífero marino más amenazado del mundo. El proyecto, conocido como CPR (Conservación, Protección y Recuperación), busca rescatar a las vaquitas que quedan y reubicarlas temporalmente en un santuario marino en el Alto Golfo de California. El objetivo final es que una vez que haya sido eliminada la principal amenaza para su supervivencia –las redes de enmalle- estos cetáceos regresen a su hábitat natural.

WWF apoya al CPR como una estrategia audaz y necesaria, que forma parte de esfuerzos más amplios de conservación para salvar a esta especie, cuya población ha descendido a menos de 30 individuos. "Aunque el CPR enfrenta mucha incertidumbre y es altamente riesgoso, WWF reconoce que es una acción necesaria para salvar a la vaquita de la extinción", dijo Jorge Rickards, Director General de WWF México. "WWF apoya al CPR con el único objetivo de regresar a una población saludable de vaquitas a su entorno natural y, por lo tanto, nuestro principal interés es asegurar un Alto Golfo de California sano y libre de redes de enmalle, en el que la vida silvestre y las comunidades locales puedan prosperar. Tenemos la esperanza de que juntos veamos resultados exitosos tanto en el CPR como en los esfuerzos de conservación en el hábitat de la vaquita".

WWF no participará en las actividades del CPR, que incluyen la captura y reubicación de la especie, pues estas labores no forman parte de su área de especialización. Sin embargo continuará apoyando tareas que benefician de forma directa al CPR y a la vaquita en vida silvestre, incluyendo:
  1. El monitoreo acústico, crucial para ayudar a localizar a las vaquitas que quedan. Desde 2012, WWF ha apoyado este monitoreo que ha sido operado por el Instituto Nacional de Ecología y Cambio Climático de México (INECC) para ayudar a estimar la población de esta especie y es esencial para medir la efectividad de los esfuerzos de conservación de la vaquita.
  2. WWF seguirá participando en el retiro de redes fantasma o abandonadas, muchas de ellas ilegales, que se desplazan sin rumbo fijo y atrapan y matan a vaquitas y a otras especies marinas. Como parte de este esfuerzo, WWF está apoyando el uso de un sonar de barrido que contribuye a detectar más eficientemente las redes fantasma, a fin de asegurar un ambiente libre de redes de enmalle para las vaquitas y los delfines de la Marina de los Estados Unidos que ayudarán a ubicarlas.

Tanto el monitoreo acústico como el retiro de redes se llevan a cabo con la ayuda y experiencia de pescadores locales.

Notas para los editores:
WWF es una de las organizaciones independientes de conservación más grandes y con mayor experiencia en el mundo. WWF nació en 1961 y es conocida por el símbolo del Panda. Actualmente, cuenta con una red mundial que trabaja en más de 100 países. Para saber más de WWF visite: www.wwf.org.mx y www.panda.org

Para mayor información por favor contactar a:
Jatziri Perez, WWF México, +52 (55) 26 99 05 91, jperez@wwfmex.org
Monica Echeverria, WWF Estados Unidos, +1 (202) 495 4626, monica.echeverria@wwfus.org
Scott Edwards, WWF Internacional, +44 7887 954116, sedwards@wwfint.org

Suresh Prabhu’s litmus test: Marrakesh to Buenos Aires?

News from India - 10. October 2017 - 23:25
It remains to be seen how commerce minister Suresh Prabhu negotiates at the WTO meet in Buenos Aires when the threat for multilateral trade liberalization comes from the US

Nudging economics forward, the Richard Thaler way

News from India - 10. October 2017 - 23:16
The Nobel Prize to Richard Thaler is the recognition that researchers attempting to study behavioural economics are no longer asked to do their best to make a correct prediction

The rise and rise of behavioural economics

News from India - 10. October 2017 - 23:06
Behavioural economists are one part of the broader project to reframe human motivation in economics

Riding on festive cheer

News from India - 10. October 2017 - 20:39
Data indicates that online shopping and travel bookings, two- and four-wheelers, smartphones and jewellery brands scale up their messaging on TV during the festive period

The case for a rural stimulus

News from India - 10. October 2017 - 20:34
It is clear that not only has the govt failed to do anything to revive the sagging rural demand, it has also refused to acknowledge the demand problem

Sustaining growth

News from India - 10. October 2017 - 20:31
The challenge for policymakers now will be to capitalize on the recovery in the global economy and sustain the momentum

Angela Merkel wins despite disappointing everyone

News from India - 10. October 2017 - 20:15
The chancellor is on track to make a viable coalition deal with the Greens and the liberal Free Democratic Party

The spirit of independence remains unaddressed

News from India - 10. October 2017 - 20:14
Successive reforms have placed great responsibilities on the institution of independent directors

A new industrial policy for Bharat

News from India - 10. October 2017 - 19:47
India’s new industrial policy must focus on improving overall competitiveness and avoid the lure of protectionism

Blockchain smartphones: worth the hype?

News from India - 10. October 2017 - 16:48
Will a blockchain smartphone solve the security issues of a smartphone? Is there a mass market for such phones?

Richard Thaler: A Nobel Prize for humility in the field of economics

News from India - 10. October 2017 - 14:37
Richard Thaler ’s out to create a new paradigm — one that doesn’t rely on a grand unified theory of human behaviour.

Regulation 3.0—Indian Mutual Funds

News from India - 10. October 2017 - 13:41
The Sebi circular on mutual fund schemes’ categorization and rationalization aims to declutter the industry and make it easier for investors to compare schemes of various fund houses

IISD/ENB+ @ Las2017 | 10 Oct 2017 | Warsaw, PL | IISD Reporting Services

News from IISD - 10. October 2017 - 12:43
On Tuesday, 10 October 2017, IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ Meeting Coverage, covered Las2017 - Joint Session of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) European Forestry Commission, from 9 to 12 October 2017, from Warsaw, Poland

5 things to consider before moving to Software as a Service

News from India - 10. October 2017 - 11:16
If you are considering a SaaS model, you are likely moving in the right direction, but before you take the plunge, here are a few things to consider

Tata Group’s tortured tryst with telecom

News from India - 10. October 2017 - 8:43
As chairman N. Chandrasekaran seeks a final solution to Tata’s telecom travails, there will be few tears shed about the disappearance of the Tata Teleservices brand

IISD/ENB+ @ CFS 44 | 13 Oct 2017 | Rome, IT | IISD Reporting Services

News from IISD - 10. October 2017 - 7:10
On Friday, 13 October, IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ Meeting Coverage, covered the 44th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS 44), which runs from 9 to 13 October 2017, from the headquarters of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in Rome, Italy

Thomas Piketty makes a worrying point about India

News from India - 10. October 2017 - 5:09
India is more unequal today, according to Lucas Chancel and Thomas Piketty, than at any time since the British Raj

IISD/ENB+ @ CFS 44 | 9 Oct 2017 | Rome, IT | IISD Reporting Services

News from IISD - 10. October 2017 - 4:19
On Monday, 9 October, IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ Meeting Coverage, covered the 44th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS 44), from 9 to 13 October 2017, from the headquarters of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in Rome, Italy

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