Harry Redknapp has told talkSPORT Roy Hodgson is lucky to still be England manager after the 2014 World Cup debacle.Hodgson wants the Football Association to extend his contract beyond next summer’s European Championship finals.But Redknapp says the FA are right to keep him waiting on a new deal, and has warned the 67-year-old he must deliver at the Euros to remain in his role.The Three Lions failed to win a game in their last major tournament in Brazil last summer, and Redknapp said: “I like Roy but, let’s be honest, we had a poor World Cup and there were lots of managers who didn’t survive a poor World Cup.“The FA have shown a lot of faith in him. They feel he is still the right man, and I’m sure he is.“He needs to have a decent Euros really. If he has a disaster in the Euros then obviously he has to expect he will be under severe pressure.“We’ve got a good side, good young players, and I think we will have a good Euros. If he does that, then I’m sure he will get a contract taking him into the World Cup.”
- Belize to nearly triple area under strict marine protected areas
The government of Belize has approved a plan to expand its marine areas designated as no-take zones from 4.5 percent to 11.6 percent of its total waters.Much of the expansion will cover deep-sea areas at depths ranging from 200 to 3,000 meters (660 to 9,850 feet), currently underrepresented in Belize’s system of marine protected areas, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society.The expansion will also include a no-take area in Belize’s exclusive economic zone, covering an extensive coral reef complex known as the Corona Reef. The government of Belize has approved a plan to nearly triple the area under its strictly protected waters, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced in a press release.According to the plan, the small Central American nation will expand its fisheries replenishment or no-take zones — areas where most fishing is prohibited to allow fish stocks to increase — across most of its marine protected areas. While the percentage increase will vary across the protected areas, the overall expansion will increase the areas under no-take zones from 4.5 percent to 11.6 percent, Ralna Lewis, assistant director of the WCS’s Belize program, told Mongabay in an email.“The rationale for this expansion was to provide sufficient protection to marine species, habitats, and ecosystem processes so as to conserve marine biodiversity, sustain fisheries, and increase resilience to climate change,” Lewis said.Nurse sharks swimming at Hol Chan Marine Reserve off Belize. Image by avas via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0).Much of the expansion will cover deep-sea areas at depths ranging from 200 to 3,000 meters (660 to 9,850 feet), WCS said. These areas are currently underrepresented in Belize’s system of marine protected areas.These deep-sea areas also have relatively low fishing pressure at present, but that could increase in the near future, Lewis said.“Their distance from shore coupled with the level of investment required to purchase the equipment and vessel type needed to fish in these areas has resulted in less use by local commercial fishers,” she said. “However, recent investments in economic alternatives [are] looking at expanding the use of this area by local commercial fishers. This national expansion of Replenishment Zones in Belize’s offshore area should help in sustaining this developing fishery.”The expansion will also include a no-take area in Belize’s exclusive economic zone, covering an extensive coral reef complex known as the Corona Reef.“The area is also believed to serve as a spawning aggregation site for numerous finfish species,” Lewis said. “Given the location of the area, its proximity to neighbouring countries such as Honduras and Guatemala, transboundary illegal fishing serves as the primary threat for the site.”Mapping of the replenishment zones involved several rounds of consultations with stakeholders including the country’s fisheries department, several local and international conservation groups, including the WCS, as well as Belizean commercial and local sports fishers, according to the statement.A technical steering committee was also established to help map the replenishment zones. One of the factors that guided the selection of the no-take areas, according to Lewis, was size: the areas had to be large enough to protect a species within its home range. The no-take areas also had to be representative, that is, they had to capture habitats that are crucial in a species’ life cycle; and they had to be placed at distances that would allow connectivity and exchange of larvae, among other things. “Social costs and benefits were also taken into consideration when determining site selection,” Lewis said.With the expansion of strictly protected areas to nearly 12 percent of its waters, Belize will move toward achieving some of its international commitments. These include the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Aichi Target 11, which calls for conserving at least 10 percent of coastal and marine areas by 2020.Mongabay reached out to the Belize Fisheries Department for comment, but did not receive any response as of the time of publishing this article. In a statement, the Belize fisheries administrator, Beverly Wade, said “a healthy reef and vibrant fisheries sector is necessary for Belize to achieve its goals for reducing poverty, improving food security and nutrition and increasing investment for development in Belize.”Fishing off the coast of Ambergris Caye, Belize. Image by Ken Douglas via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0).Banner image of healthy Mesoamerican Reef system, off Ambergris Caye, by Erik Hoffner/Mongabay. Article published by Shreya Dasgupta Animals, Conservation, Environment, Fish, Fisheries, Happy-upbeat Environmental, Marine, Marine Biodiversity, Marine Conservation, Marine Protected Areas, Oceans, Wildlife Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored
- Mourinho, Guardiola face League Cup reunion
But City have gone off the boil since, Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Southampton leaving them without a win in five games, while United crashed to a crushing 4-0 defeat at Mourinho’s former club Chelsea.Asked whether the identity of his side’s League Cup opponents would help motivate his hurting players, Mourinho told MUTV: “I would prefer to play in the Premier League.“It’s a bad feeling in the Premier League. With the combination of results, the gap to the top is six points. We’ve had a very difficult period of matches.“We are really, really sad, but again this is not for kids. This is for men and tomorrow (Monday) we have to be men and work for the next one.”City’s win at United on September 10 formed part of a sequence of six consecutive victories, which suggested Guardiola might find life in England something of a stroll.But since drawing 3-3 in a frenetic Champions League game at Celtic, the early-season certainty has vanished.One-sided losses to Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona sandwiched a 1-1 draw with Everton before Sunday’s stalemate with Southampton, who went ahead after a blunder by City centre-back John Stones.Manchester City’s midfielder Fernandinho (L) vies with Southampton’s striker Charlie Austin during the 1-1 draw in Manchester on October 23, 2016 © AFP/File / Paul ELLIS“It’s important to change our dynamic from the previous games,” Guardiola said.“Everything influences you. If you can play well or badly, it affects your mentality, so we are working on it.“We will see tomorrow, after the players’ recovery, then decide if it’s necessary to make rotations or not.”– Police presence –The round’s other stand-out tie occurs on Tuesday when Liverpool, who lost on penalties to City in last season’s final, and Tottenham Hotspur face off at Anfield.The teams drew 1-1 in a high-octane Premier League clash at White Hart Lane in late August.Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool crept above Tottenham in the league table at the weekend after they beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 and Mauricio Pochettino’s men could only draw 0-0 at Bournemouth.“I’m pleased with the effort because after three games (in a week) it was difficult, mentally and physically,” Pochettino said of his side’s display at the Vitality Stadium.“The team showed again they are tough and there are lots of positives to take.Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho (L) helped Liverpool creep above Tottenham in the league table after beating West Bromwich Albion on October 22, 2016 © AFP/File / PAUL ELLIS“I feel pleased with another big effort and now we keep going because we have another big game on Tuesday.”The spotlight will fall on and off the pitch at London Stadium, where West Ham United host cross-town rivals Chelsea.Police are expected to be on duty inside the ground, which will stage its first London derby, after violent skirmishes involving West Ham fans during recent matches at their new home.The remaining all-top-flight tie sees Southampton host the Premier League’s bottom club Sunderland, who remain without a league win this season following Saturday’s 1-0 reverse at West Ham.Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is expected to make sweeping changes for the visit of second-tier Reading, who are managed by former Manchester United and Netherlands centre-back Jaap Stam.Hull City travel to Bristol City, while Championship leaders Newcastle United host Preston North End and Leeds United face Norwich City.Fixtures (1845 GMT unless otherwise stated)Tuesday:Arsenal v Reading, Bristol City v Hull, Leeds v Norwich, Liverpool v Tottenham, Newcastle v PrestonWednesday:Manchester United v Manchester City (1900 GMT), West Ham v Chelsea, Southampton v Sunderland0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola (R) will be looking to score a season’s second win over Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho on Wednesday in the English League Cup fourth round © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 24 – Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola face off for the second time this season when Manchester United entertain holders Manchester City in the English League Cup fourth round on Wednesday.Guardiola’s City took the spoils when he and Mourinho resumed hostilities in September, winning 2-1 at Old Trafford through goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Kelechi Iheanacho.