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Lack of impartiality a concern in the MSC Atlantic bluefin tuna certification process, says WWF
Lack of impartiality a concern in the MSC Atlantic bluefin tuna certification process, says WWF

A premature MSC certification of Atlantic bluefin tuna would provide dangerous incentives to the market and consumers, warns WWF today.

26 Feb 2020
WWF calls out MSC for proposed certification of bluefin tuna
WWF calls out MSC for proposed certification of bluefin tuna

WWF has formally objected to the first Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification of an Atlantic bluefin tuna fishery, warning that this would ...

23 Jan 2020
Mediterranean leaders wake up! Recognizing the urgency, yet failing to act is no option
Mediterranean leaders wake up! Recognizing the urgency, yet failing to act is no option

Today, the 21st Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention closed in Naples after four days of negotiations among ...

05 Dec 2019
Future of Europe’s biggest salt water lagoon at stake
Future of Europe’s biggest salt water lagoon at stake

Thousands of dead fish, including European eels, one of the most endangered species, recently washed up on the coast of the saltwater Mar Menor ...

01 Dec 2019
Mediterranean countries fail to protect their sea while biodiversity declines at unprecedented rate
Mediterranean countries fail to protect their sea while biodiversity declines at unprecedented rate

Mediterranean countries have failed on a global commitment to protect 10% of their sea and to stop ongoing biodiversity loss in the region, a new WWF ...

29 Nov 2019
Heavily overfished Bigeye tuna stock is finally given a chance for recovery, yet unsustainable bycatch of shortfin Mako is likely to continue
Heavily overfished Bigeye tuna stock is finally given a chance for recovery, yet unsustainable bycatch of shortfin Mako is likely to continue

Palma de Mallorca, Spain – Fishing vessels catching the highly overfished bigeye and other tropical tuna species will now operate under a 15 years ...

25 Nov 2019
The Blue Panda’s fight against plastic reaches the frontier between Europe and Africa
The Blue Panda’s fight against plastic reaches the frontier between Europe and Africa

After a 2200 km long journey across the Mediterranean, the Blue Panda has finally reached the last stop of our 6-month journey: we are in Tangier in ...

18 Nov 2019
Mediterranean countries take new decisions for the recovery of exploited red corals and Adriatic stocks
Mediterranean countries take new decisions for the recovery of exploited red corals and Adriatic stocks

The 43rd General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) closed today in Athens. WWF applauds the approval of eight recommendations that ...

08 Nov 2019
The Blue Panda reached the south of the Mediterranean
The Blue Panda reached the south of the Mediterranean

The Blue Panda has reached the south of the Mediterranean: Tunisia, a balmy, sand-fringed Mediterranean coast, scented with jasmine and sea breezes, ...

27 Oct 2019
Izmir, the second city in the Mediterranean to join WWF’s fight against plastic pollution
Izmir, the second city in the Mediterranean to join WWF’s fight against plastic pollution

Izmir is the second city in the Mediterranean to join WWF’s action against plastic pollution and to commit to stop any source of plastic leakage into ...

05 Oct 2019
Prince Islands will be one of Turkey’s pilot sites in the fight against plastic pollution
Prince Islands will be one of Turkey’s pilot sites in the fight against plastic pollution

Prince Islands -an archipelago of 9 islands close to Istanbul- will be one of the first pilot sites to be included in Turkey’s national Zero Waste ...

19 Sep 2019
The Blue Panda in the city of legends to Stop Plastic Pollution
The Blue Panda in the city of legends to Stop Plastic Pollution

“Istanbul is a testimony to the fact that East and West combine cultural gracefully, or sometimes in an anarchic way, came together, and that is what ...

12 Sep 2019