by Craig Downer as published on The Record-Courier On Sept. 26, 2019, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $35 million for a massive reduction of America’s relatively minor wild horse and burro herds scattered throughout the West. photo by Terry Fitch of Wild Horse Freedom Federation Through an arrogant misinformation blitz, including the film Horse Rich […]Opponents Seeking to undo Horse’s Wildness — Straight from the Horse’s Heart
DCNA Nature reports on valuable research on sharks that has been taking place in the Dutch Caribbean. The research focused on tiger sharks, nurse sharks, and the endangered Caribbean reef sharks along the Saba Bank. During the week of April 11, 2021, members from the Nature Foundation St. Maarten, the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA), […]Ground-breaking Shark Research Conducted in St. Maarten — Repeating Islands
The world’s fastest shark may be swimming towards disaster after a major fisheries body failed to address continued overfishing of the highly vulnerable species, conservationists have warned. The shortfin mako – which can reach speeds of up to 43mph – is fished worldwide but is not subject to any international fishing quotas. It is considered exceptionally vulnerable […]World’s fastest shark speeding toward extinction — Nya Sustainability
It may not be a cataclysmic turning point in the climate crisis, but global warming has officially come for your fish. According to a new study published in the journal Nature in August, higher ocean temperatures are causing the mercury content of certain fish to increase despite regulations aimed at reducing the amount of the heavy metal […]Climate change is making it dangerous to eat fish — Nya Sustainability
A report from the Curaçao Chronicle. Saving the Caribbean’s Sharks – demystifying sharks & solving the secret of the Dutch Caribbean’s Sharks. As recently as ten years ago, sharks, the apex predator of marine ecosystems, where abundant in Caribbean coastal waters. Over the past several years however, shark encounters while scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing have […]Saving The Caribbean’s Sharks — Repeating Islands
St. Maarten’s Nature Foundation urges all ocean users and the community in general to start recording their sighting of the dangerous and invasive lionfish online at http://www.lionfishcontrol.org. This is a means of monitoring and controlling this species. A new web-based and mobile-device-friendly application developed by Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance has recently been updated and expanded to […]In St. Maarten, Online Application Launched to Monitor Lionfish — Repeating Islands
by Charlotte Roe Black Mountain Herd – photo by Marjorie Farabee The Deportation Playbook The Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act (WFRHBA) of 1971 directs federal agencies to preserve wild burros and horses as an “integral part” of the public lands on which they roamed in 1971 in order to halt their precipitous decline. DOI’s […]Standing Up for Wild Burros — Straight from the Horse’s Heart
NBC Bay Area reports A giant sequoia has been found smoldering and smoking in a part of Sequoia National Park that burned in one of California’s huge wildfires last year, the National Park Service said Wednesday. “The fact areas are still smoldering and smoking from the 2020 Castle Fire demonstrates how dry the park is,” […]Giant Sequoia Found Still Smoldering From 2020 California Wildfire — Natural History Wanderings
There used to be all kinds of these beautiful birds everywhere in the city, but only one lone female left in the wild as far as is known.
Is this the fate of other species in Rio, and elsewhere?
As Orlando’s MyNews13 writes, “there is trouble right now in the Florida waterways, as researchers say manatees are dying at an alarming rate.” The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that nearly 700 manatees have died so far this year, which is much more than the total number in 2020. One of the reasons is famine, a […]Researchers worry about Florida manatees dying at alarming rate — Repeating Islands