Catch of the Week
Taken during Day 2 of the Second Asian Judges Symposium on Environment being held 3–5 December at the Asian Development Bank headquarters in Manila, Philippines. Inset photo shows Patrick Duggan, trial attorney for the Environmental Crimes Section of the United States Department of Justice, who spoke during one of the morning tracks about legal problems in the trade of marine resources (Photo from and Duke University)
International Community Cooperation Needed to End Illegal Trade of Marine Resources
The illegal trade of protected marine resources stemming from high commercial demand is one of the areas on which the recently launched Asian Judges Network on Environment (AJNE) should focus,...
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Day 1 of the 3–day Second Asian Judges Symposium on Environment being held 3–5 December at the ADB headquarters in Manila, Philippines. Inset shows Supreme Court of the Philippines Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno delivering her opening remarks (Photo by
‘Asian Judges Network on Environment’ Launched to Focus on Natural Capital, Environment Laws
Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao today formally launched the Asian Judges Network on Environment (AJNE) at the ADB headquarters in Manila, Philippines, creating a platform to generate knowledge...
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DENR Undersecretary Ernesto Adobo Jr. chaired the session on the progress report presented by M. Eko Rudianto, vice-chair of the CTI-CFF Interim Regional Secretariat (Photo by Alex Villafania)
Coral Triangle Initiative Nears Implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation System
The further enactment of the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Operations Manual of the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) has successfully been pushed, with all...
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At the 9th CTI-CFF Senior Officials Meeting in Manila, Philippines. (Photo by Alex Villafania)
Coral Triangle Countries Eye Bigger Role in Marine Ecosystem Protection
Prompted by the increasing impact of climate change on one of the major coral reef systems in the Southeast Asian region and guided by lessons from the destruction wrought by...
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Fishing boats on a coastal community in Malaysia (ADB Photo Library)
Malaysia Pledges More Support for CTI
The Government of Malaysia has pledged more support for the Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) in line with its regional and national plans of action for marine and coastal resources protection....
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Aftermath of a typhoon in the Philippines (ADB Photo Library)
After ‘Haiyan,’ World Leaders Vow to Address Climate Change in the Philippines
World leaders at the United Nations (UN) climate change summit in Warsaw, Poland heeded the call of the Government of the Philippines to address climate change concerns in the wake...
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A boy on a beach in Timor-Leste carries an empty bottle of mineral water, while another one gets water from the sea with the low tide behind him. Rising tides and sea levels are some of the effects of climate change (ADB Photo Library)
Report Bares Climate Change Effects on Timor-Leste, Pacific
Climate change is adversely affecting food security in Timor-Leste and the Pacific region, according to a report by the Government of Australia’s Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. The...
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An island community in Vanuatu (ADB Photo Library)
Vanuatu Sets Up Environment, Climate Change Trust Fund
The Government of Vanuatu is setting up a trust fund for its environment and climate change initiatives. The trust fund—set aside for Vanuatu’s Department of Environment Protection and Conservation (DEPC)—is...
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Agapito Perno has six reasons why he left the illegal fishing trade (Photo by
Meet Mang Pete: Custodian of corals, guardian of giant clams
“I have a wife and five kids. If something unfortunate happens to me while dynamite fishing, what would happen to them?” His explanation was succinct. His decision was swift. This...
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Representatives of the Multilateral Financial Institutions Working Group on Environment visit one of the marine protected areas in Nasugbu (Photo by
MFIs Visit PPP Model of Coastal, Marine Resources Conservation
The Multilateral Financial Institutions (MFI) Working Group on Environment observed on 18–19 October three Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) established through a public–private partnership (PPP) in the province of Batangas in...
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