PROECO is proud to announce our United States based entity, PROECO INC has been approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501c3 tax exempt and deductible contribution entity. This approval applies from our establishment in Washington, D.C. on June 22, 2022.
We are excited about our USA entity which will allow greater localization of content, enhanced charitable donations, and better attribution/allocation of program resources.
Climate change is affecting the health of people around the world; transitioning to net-zero emissions could be the greatest health opportunity this century
By Associate Professor Celia McMichael, Professor Kathryn Bowen and Professor Mark Stevenson, University of Melbourne
Climate change threatens to undermine the health of people around the world, with more intense and frequent extreme weather events, increased heatwave exposure, climate-related food insecurity, alteration in the spread of infectious diseases and exacerbated mental ill-health.
For many commercial and recreational fishers, marine protected areas (where fishing is excluded) are viewed with scepticism.
Critics have questioned the legitimacy of what is referred to as the spillover effect — where excluding fishing is hypothesised to produce ecological and/or commercial fishing benefits beyond the boundaries of the protected area.
Researchers compared catch rates outside the world’s largest marine protected area off Hawaii, before and after fishing was excluded
Yellowfin tuna catch rates were boosted by 60 per cent within 100 nautical miles of the boundary, and total “other” species were also higher
Increased tuna catch rates were seen for 300 nautical miles from the boundary
But research published today in Science suggests fishing exclusion zones can benefit both fishers and the marine environment, and that fish yields for some species can be boosted up to several hundred kilometres away from the protected habitat.