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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Seattle sea cucumber poachers reeled in $1.5 m

Washington man faces prison for role in years-long operation to poach and sell 250,000lb of poorly understood creature A Seattle-area fish processor who hoped to cash in on China’s appetite for sea cucumber faces years in prison for his role in a $1.5m poaching scheme that rocked an already unstable fishery. Federal prosecutors claim Hoon […]

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Breakthrough as New Caledonia elections to protect coral reef

The Pacific Island is home to one of the worlds most pristine coral reefs, boasting more than 9,300 marine species New Caledonia has agreed to tougher protections around a huge swathe of some of the world’s last near-pristine coral reefs, in a move conservationists hailed as a major breakthrough. The Pacific nation, a French overseas […]

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Humans Built This Planet Hell. Hopefully We Can Help Some Species Adapt

This week the UN released a horrifying report–by the thousands of writers around the world–warning that a million species of plants and animals face extinction in the next few decades. That’s one in four species on this planet that could soon disappear. Virtually every human activity–agriculture, energy production, fishing, urbanization–is conspiring to destroy life on […]

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Global utilize of mosquito nets for fishing ‘endangering humans and wildlife’

Study warns that use of anti-malarial nets may reduce people protection and affect fish stocks, and calls for urgent research into potential impacts Fishing Global use of mosquito nets for fishing ‘endangering humans and wildlife’ Study warns that use of anti-malarial nets may reduce people’s protection and affect fish stocks, and calls for urgent research […]

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‘Barnacled angels’: the whales of Stellwagen Bank- a photo essay

Off the tip-off of Cape Cod, pods of humpbacks return every summer to feed. For the past 18 years, Philip Hoare has been joining them to witness this incredible display At the tip of Cape Cod, a sandy spit reachings out into the Atlantic, like an arm, towards a vast underwater plateau where humpbacks assemble […]

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Seattle sea cucumber poachers reeled in $1.5 m

Washington man faces prison for role in years-long operation to poach and sell 250,000 lb of poorly understood creature A Seattle-area fish processor who hoped to cash in on China’s appetite for ocean cucumber faces years in prison for his role in a $1.5 m poaching strategy that rocked an already unstable fishery. Federal attorneys […]

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Turtles Come Back To Indian Beach For The First Time In 20 Years After World’s Biggest Clean Up, Prove We Can Make A Difference

We are all very much aware of the suffering that we, as human beings, impose on the other species that inhabit our planet. Habitat destruction, over-exploitation, climate change and the introduction of invasive species have all contributed to what is rapidly becoming a sixth ‘mass extinction,’ and this time it’s all down to us. But […]

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