Oceania

The Jaws Effect: biting review finds shark policy based on movie myths

The film Jaws has heavily influenced Western Australia's stance on sharks, a review of over a decade of state government policy has found.

09 December 2014

Recreational divers enlisted in research on elusive Australian porcupine ray

Recreational divers are helping scientists understand a rare stingray which has only been recorded 25 times in Australia since 1770.

16 September 2014

Küste Australiens: Fast die Hälfte der Vögel hat Plastik im Magen

Seevögel verwechseln Plastikmüll mit Nahrung: Etwa die Hälfte der Tiere vor Australiens Küsten hat laut Forschern Kunststoffreste im Magen. Auch andere Tiere sind betroffen.

15 September 2014

Sharks off the menu and on the tourist trail in Palau

KOROR - In many places swimmers might prefer to avoid sharks, but wetsuit-clad tourists in Palau clamor to dive among the predators thanks to a pioneering conservation initiative that has made them

02 September 2014

CMS COP11 Topics Discussed at Preparatory Workshop in Fiji

The UNEP/CMS Secretariat, in conjunction with the Department of Fisheries of Fiji and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP), successfully completed the regional preparatory workshop for the 11th Conference of the Parties to CMS (COP 11). The workshop took place in Nadi, Fiji on 18-20 August 2014.

28 August 2014

Been whale watching lately? Scientists want your snaps to tell migration story

Australian researchers want tourists to send in photos of flukes so they can track eastern humpback whale movements

27 August 2014

UN expects upcoming Samoa small island conference to generate vital partnerships

21 August 2014 – The United Nations expects over 300 initiatives to be announced two weeks from now at a major world conference aimed at fostering partnerships with small island developing States,

21 August 2014