The beaches of Puerto Rico in 2013 had an all-time record number of 1,390 nests and 68,000 hatchlings of the leatherback turtle, the largest sea turtle in the world and one that is in danger of extinction in the Caribbean, Hispanically Speaking News reports. A spokeswoman of the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources of […]

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[Many thanks to Caroline “Beelady” Ferrandino for bringing this item to our attention.] Alfonso Rodriguez (EFE) writes about the arrival of the leatherback turtle on Puerto Rico’s beaches. The leatherback turtle, the world’s largest sea turtle, each year between March and August arrives on Puerto Rico’s beaches, where the females lay their eggs, but this […]

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Emily Heber (Island Conservation) writes that new research provides hope for marine ecosystem recovery, presenting a grand challenge to substantially rebuild our world’s oceans by 2050. Our world’s oceans are inextricably linked to our wellbeing—a vital aspect of our economy, a viable food source, and a potential solution to our climate change and clean energy […]

via Reversing the Decline of Marine Life By 2050 — Repeating Islands

The following article underlines that identifying the economic value of preserving the environment and marine ecosystems will help people become more willing to help protect and expand protected areas in The Bahamas. In the article, the Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF)—a Bahamian non-profit foundation—asks readers to sign the petition on their site to help […]

via Bahamian Marine Protected Area Ecosystems: Building a Case for Network Expansion — Repeating Islands