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Seized shark fins dumped in Marshall Islands ceremony

The Marshall Islands symbolically disposed of confiscated shark fins at sea Tuesday in a ceremony witnessed by regional leaders attending the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF). The gesture underscored the progress made towards protecting the marine predators since the Marshalls declared a two million square kilometre (770,000 square mile) shark sanctuary…

Marshall Islands sounds warning on climate change

The Marshall Islands has warned that the clock is ticking on climate change and the world needs to act urgently to stop low-lying Pacific nations disappearing beneath the waves. Marshalls Foreign Minister Phillip H. Muller issued a plea for action as he prepares for next week’s Pacific Islands Forum (PIF),…

Marshall Islands claims ‘climate catastrophe’ in the Pacific will soon ‘wipe it off the map’

The Marshall Islands has warned of a Pacific “climate catastrophe” that will wipe it off the map without decisive action on global warming, saying the next 12 months are critical. Tony de Brum, minister in assistance to the Marshall Islands’ president, is in Australia making the case for a major…

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