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Apr. 21, 2014 Pew Launches Global Program to Protect Penguins Penguin lovers around the world will unite to observe World Penguin Day on April 25th, and The Pew Charitable Trusts is joining the celebration by announcing the launch of the first global effort aimed at protecting penguins wherever they live.
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Apr. 3, 2014 Pew Praises Ratification of Treaty to Fight Illegal Fishing Worldwide The United States Senate on April 3 took a strong stand in the global fight against illegal fishing by ratifying a treaty that will prevent illegally caught fish from entering the market through ports around the world. The treaty, called the Port State Measures Agreement, or PSMA, also would empower port officials to prohibit foreign vessels that are suspected of illegal activity from receiving port services and access. By cutting off market access for illegally caught fish, the treaty will erode the profit incentive that drives the activity. Press Release
Apr. 2, 2014 Pew Report Finds That Global Clean Energy Investment Declined in 2013 Global clean energy investment fell 11 percent to $254 billion, and renewable power generating capacity additions declined by 1 percent in 2013, according to research released today by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The report, Who's Winning the Clean Energy Race? 2013 Edition, finds that among the world's top industrialized economies, known as the Group of 20, or G-20, China remains the leading destination for investors. Press Release
Mar. 24, 2014 EU Bans Fish Imports from 3 Countries Today the Environmental Justice Foundation, Oceana, The Pew Charitable Trusts, and WWF welcome a decision by the European Union Fisheries Council, comprising all 28 fisheries ministers, to ban the importation of fish from Belize, Cambodia, and Guinea for their failure to cooperate in fighting illegal, unreported, and unregulated, or IUU, fishing. Press Release
Mar. 12, 2014 Pew le otorga al científico Hoyt Peckham la beca de investigación 2014 en conservación de recursos marinos El Dr. Hoyt Peckham, un pionero en la incentivación de la pesca artesanal para promover el manejo de los recursos marinos con sede en La Paz, México, ha recibido una beca de investigación Pew 2014 en la conservación de dichos recursos marinos para ampliar su trabajo en la incentivación de la pesca sostenible a lo largo de la costa del noroeste de México a otras comunidades de la región y a nivel mundial. Peckham está trabajando con los pescadores locales y sus cooperativas para restablecer el valor de sus pesquerías, reforzando sus prácticas de sostenibilidad mediante el aumento de la demanda de sus mariscos y sus pescados. Press Release
Mar. 12, 2014 Pew Awards Author Paul Greenberg the 2014 Fellowship in Marine Conservation Paul Greenberg—an award-winning journalist and author of the New York Times bestseller, Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food—has been awarded a 2014 Pew fellowship in marine conservation to prepare a book focusing on the human demand for Omega 3 fatty acids found in seafood and its impact on the sustainability of the world’s oceans. Press Release
Mar. 12, 2014 Pew le otorga al científico chileno Stefan Gelcich la beca de investigación 2014 en conservación de recursos marinos Se ha reconocido al Dr. Stefan Gelcich, profesor adjunto de la Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile con una beca de investigación Pew 2014 para la conservación de recursos marinos en un nuevo proyecto que examinará los incentivos sociales, económicos y ecológicos que permitan desarrollar zonas de protección, en conjunto con pescadores artesanales, a lo largo de la costa chilena. Este científico estudiará la integración de áreas marinas protegidas y pesquerías con derechos de uso territorial, como una estrategia para la conservación a largo plazo de los recursos oceánicos y su sostenibilidad.
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Mar. 12, 2014 Pew Anugerah Saintis Mamalia Malaysia Fellowship Pemuliharaan Marin 2014 Louisa Shobhini Ponnampalam, Ph.D., seorang saintis di Universiti Malaya di Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, dan pengasas bersama akar umbi NGO, The MareCet Research Organization, telah dianugerahkan Fellowship Pew 2014 dalam bidang Pemuliharaan Marin untuk menjalankan kajian baru ke atas populasi dugong di negara ini. Dugong adalah mamalia marin pantai yang besar yang menyerupai manati.
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Mar. 12, 2014 Pew Awards Shark Scientist Demian Chapman the 2014 Fellowship in Marine Conservation Demian Chapman, Ph.D., a scientist with Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, has been awarded a 2014 Pew fellowship in marine conservation for a new research project to determine how recently enacted international regulations affect the trade in the fins of protected shark species. Sharks have been heavily fished to supply the international fin trade, depriving marine ecosystems of some of their most important top predators and endangering species dependent on them.
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Mar. 12, 2014 Pew Awards Scientist Hoyt Peckham the 2014 Fellowship in Marine Conservation Hoyt Peckham, Ph.D., a pioneer of incentivizing artisanal fishing to advance marine stewardship based in La Paz, México, has been awarded a 2014 Pew fellowship in marine conservation to expand on his work on incentivizing sustainable fishing along the coast of Northwest Mexico to other communities in the region and around the world. Peckham is working with local fishers and their cooperatives to restore value in their fisheries, reinforcing their sustainability practices by increasing demand for their seafood.
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