Pushing for prohibit on domestic tusk trade spurs feud at international summit

As coalition of countries, including US, push for resolution to end practise, Japan, Namibia, South Africa and Canada raise concerns at Hawaii meeting A resolution to end the domestic trading in ivory has descended into acrimony at a major conservation summit, with a handful of countries, including Japan and South Africa, objecting to the proposed […]

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Penguins starving to death is a sign that something’s very wrong in the Antarctic | John Sauven

Overfishing, petroleum drilling, pollution and climate change are imperilling the ecosystem. But ocean sanctuaries could help protect what belongs to us all, says Greenpeace director John Sauven The awful news that all but two penguin chicks have starved to death out of a colony of nearly 40,000 birds is a grim illustration of the enormous […]

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U.S. Officials Claim Manatees No Longer Endangered And Should Be Downlisted

The West Indian manatee, which calls the waterways and coastlines of Florida home, should no longer be classed as jeopardized and should be downlisted, in agreement with the U.S. Fish& Wildlife Service( FWS ). The rotund, slow-moving herbivore has recovered in numbers over the last 50 years to such an extent that the strict rules […]

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The primal thrill of sharks: the emotional occurrence for rewilding the sea

I was delighted to see giant basking sharks on a recent trip-up to Scotland, but such moments of wonder are rare. Creating fishing reserves would allow our oceans to recover and preserve this incredible feeling I believe we possess a ghost psyche: a set of capacities that helped procure our survival in more dangerous hours, […]

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Saved: the endangered species back from the brink of extinction

Human activity has put wildlife around the world at risk, but many beings are now prospering thanks to conservationists The saiga antelope makes a strange pin-up for the conservation world. With its odd bulbous snout and spindly legs, it is an unlovely looking animal especially when compared with wildlife favourites such as the polar bear […]

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Obama to establish first marine national monument in the Atlantic Ocean

Move aims to protect virtually 5,000 square miles of underwater valleys and mountains off the coast of New England President Barack Obama will establish on Thursday the first national marine monument in the Atlantic, a move thats designed to permanently protect nearly 5,000 square miles of underwater valleys and mountains off the shores of the […]

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Ocean acidification is deadly threat to marine life, procures eight-year analyse

Plastic pollution, overfishing, global warming and increased acidification from burning fossil fuels entails oceans are increasingly hostile to marine life If the outlook for marine life was already appearing bleak- torrents of plastic that can suffocate and starve fish, overfishing, diverse forms of human pollution that create dead zones, the effects of global warming which […]

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Japan to outstrip bluefin tuna quota amid warns of commercial extinction

Conservationists call on Japan to abide by fishing agreements after reports annual quota is likely to be exceeded two months early Conservation groups have called on Japan to abide by international agreements to curb catches of Pacific bluefin tuna after reports said the country was poised to exceed an annual quota two months early adding […]

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Indonesia and US join forces to police the seas | Johnny Langenheim

Johnny Langenheim: A new strategic partnership to improve marine law enforcement and combat illegal fishing in Indonesia builds on existing progress President Joko Widodos plan to establish Indonesia as a global maritime axis took a step forward last week as US ambassador Robert Blake announced a partnership program to help improve marine law enforcement and […]

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