‘ We used to be leaders ‘: the collapse of New Zealand’s landmark ocean park

Two decades since its creation the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park is overfished and overrun with sea urchins Tiritiri Matangi is one of the pearls of New Zealand’s Hauraki Gulf. For the past 35 years the island, which is within sight of Auckland’s skyscrapers, has been a protected nature reserve. Step ashore and you’re enveloped in […]

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Decline in krill threatens Antarctic wildlife, from whales to penguins

Climate change and industrial-scale fishing is impacting the krill population with a potentially disastrous impact on larger predators, say scientists Marine life Decline in krill threatens Antarctic wildlife, from whales to penguins Climate change and industrial-scale fishing is impacting the krill population with a potentially disastrous impact on larger predators, say scientists First images of […]

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World’s biggest wildlife reserve planned for Antarctica in global campaign

Vast 1.8 m sq km fishing-free zone is protected under species, such as penguins, leopard seals and whales, and help mitigate the effects of climate change A global campaign is being launched to turn a huge tract of the seas around the Antarctic into the world’s biggest sanctuary, protecting wildlife and helping the fight against […]

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The jaguars fishing in the sea to survive

The big cats resourceful new behaviour was recorded by a WWF study on a remote island off the coast of Brazil A thriving population of jaguars living on a small, unspoilt island off the coast of the Brazilian Amazon has learned to catch fish in the sea to survive, conservationists have found. The Maracá-Jipioca Ecological […]

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The jungle metropolis: how sprawling Manaus is eating into the Amazon

Informal settlements are expanding, with a new occupation try every 11 days, and the threat to the rainforest is severe Antonio Pinto’s makeshift home on the outskirts of Manaus is an open-air shack, one of dozens of similar dwellings of timber and tarpaulin scattered around the hills. Around them is the evidence of the use […]

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What’s the future for Sri Lanka’s’ lost’ population of whales?

This is the same sperm whale pod Blue Planet filmed off Sri Lanka but flocking tourists are constructing it less of a safe place for these stunning animals These transcendent, haunting images taken by photographer Andrew Sutton in the water of the western Indian Ocean come close to understanding something of the magnificent and enigmatic […]

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Trawlers return to Pacific fishing area in rare environmental success tale

With stocks rebounding, regulators have reopened a groundfish habitat off the west coast with environmentalists support A rare environmental success story is unfolding in water off the US west coast. After years of fear and uncertainty, bottom trawler fishermen- those who use nets to catch rockfish, bocaccio, sole, Pacific Ocean perch and other deep-dwelling fish- […]

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How cruise ships bring agonising demise to last Greek whales

Government promises action on crashes to avoid slaughter on busy shipping routes In an office up a steep hill in a seaside suburbium of Athens, a tiny blue light flickers from a computer terminal. Dr Alexandros Frantzis, Greece’s foremost oceanographer, phases it out. The lighting, he says, tracks marine traffic” in real period “. It […]

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IUCN red listing discloses wildlife extermination from treetop to ocean floor

Latest list shows extinction now threatens a third of all assessed species, from monkeys to rhino rays From the tops of trees to the depths of the oceans, humanity’s destruction of wildlife is continuing to drive many species towards extinction, with the most recent developments” red list” showing that a third of all species assessed […]

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Amazon at risk from Bolsonaro’s grim attack on the environment | Fabiano Maisonnave

Climate Home: Menace to the rainforest and its people and an end to the Paris agreement are among the promises of Brazils presidential hopeful No more Paris agreement. No more ministry of environment. A paved road cutting through the Amazon. Not only that. Indigenous provinces opened to mining. Relaxed environmental law enforcement and licensing. International […]

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