Far Dwuma Nkɔdo project update: July to December 2019: This newsletter for July to December 2019 provides updates on progress under the Far Dwuma Nkɔdo project, as well as upcoming work.

Paradise lost? Protecting the Pantanal, a precious ecosystem in crisis: The Pantanal is the largest tropical wetland in the world, and as well as hosting a unique array of wildlife it is an important carbon store, helping to regulate global climate. It is under imminent threat of destruction: the briefing lays out how progressive policy from the EU could help.

Moral fibre: The cool option for a heating planet: This report reveals the significant role our clothes play in global heating, and examines organic cotton as a key part of the solution.

Opening up Environmentally Sustainable, Climate- Resilient Livelihood Opportunities for Artisanal Fishing Communities in Ghana - Workshop report: The aim of the workshop was to examine previous and ongoing livelihood projects with a view to exchanging experiences, lessons learned and best practices to inform the design of future livelihood programmes for fishing communities in Ghana, with a specific focus on small-scale agriculture.

Cetacean slaughter, shark finning and human rights abuse in Taiwan’s fishing fleet: This report reveals dolphins are being deliberately targeted by Taiwanese fishing vessels to use as bait to catch sharks, a practice that often goes alongside mistreatment of crew.

Fear, hunger and violence: Human rights in Ghana's industrial trawl fleet: In this report Ghanaian workers give their testimonies of shocking human rights abuses aboard Chinese-owned trawl vessels fishing in Ghana's waters.

Off the hook: How flags of convenience let illegal fishing go unpunished: This report details the damage that flags of convenience cause to fisheries and the fight against illegal fishing, along with recommendations for how to end this harmful practice.

Warum kommerzielle Märkte für Wildtiere verbieten?: Das Verbot kommerzieller Märkte für Wildtiere wird eine weitere tödliche Pandemie nicht unmöglich machen, doch es ist ein erster Schritt auf dem Weg, sie unwahrscheinlicher zu machen. EJF unterstützt die Empfehlung von medizinischen Fachleuten, Gesundheitsexpert*innen und Naturschützer*innen und fordert ein globales und dauerhaftes Verbot kommerzieller Märkte für Wildtiere.

Why ban commercial wildlife markets?: Banning commercial wildlife markets will not make another deadly pandemic impossible, but it is a first step on the road to making it much less likely.

Conducting interviews with migrant workers: This guide is designed to provide an overview of interview procedures for use by Thai port officials when conducting vessel inspections. It is designed to improve the chances that workers will feel comfortable enough to speak out about potential labour violations taking place onboard their vessel. Although this guide is written specifically for Thai labour inspections a lot of the screening tools included in this briefing are translatable to other worker engagements around the world.

How best to implement principles three and four of the Charter for Transparency: This report helps states to implement two key principles of EJF’s Charter for Transparency: publishing lists of fishing licences and authorisations and publishing punishments handed out for illegal fishing and fisheries crimes.

Transparency principle three: Factsheet for implementation: This technical brief focuses on how best to implement a central principle of EJF’s Charter for Transparency: publishing lists of fishing licences and authorisations.