Georgia – Society for Nature Conservation (SABUKO)
Society for Nature Conservation (SABUKO)
Mission of the organisation: to encourage biodiversity conservation in Georgia by promoting sustainable development policies and adaptive management strategies in the country. This shall be achieved by:
1. Applying the modern achievements of conservation biology to natural resources management and biodiversity conservation practices and policies.
2. Carrying out studies, conservation actions and educational activities.
3. Assisting relevant institutions (government, non-government and community based organizations) in capacity building.
Almost all EU Member States’ national strategic plans (CSPs) have now been submitted and approved by the European Commission, and the rollout of the EU’s new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), adopted in 2021, is underway.
On the eve of the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15), the EU must prioritize the health of our ocean in its fight against the climate and biodiversity crises and accept that as part of this, a radical change of our fisheries is crucial.
Thousands of marine mammals, seabirds, sea turtles, sharks, and rays are killed in fishing gear every year in European waters. This bycatch is one of the main causes of the declines seen in many of these species’ population. But marine species are not the only ones to suffer. For fishers, bycatch means damaged equipment, lost bait, lost fish, and precious time wasted removing bycaught animals from nets, lines, and hooks.