GOOD NEWS ABOUT COD, NOT SO GOOD ABOUT WILD SALMON

Tomé Morrissy-Swan wrote . . . . . . Cod has been classified as sustainable by leading global fishing standards body the Marine Stewardship Council in news that will delight fish and chips lovers across the country. It marks the first time in the organisation’s 20-year history that North Sea cod has been approved, and […]

via Why Cod is Back on the Menu in U.K. and Wild Salmon is Best Avoided — Cooking with Kathy Man

North Atlantic Right Whales

The North Atlantic right whale, as some of you may already be aware, has been in the news recently as the Canadian Federal Fisheries officials investigate the death of yet another endangered right whale on the Canadian east coast. The department confirmed on Tuesday August 1, 2017 that a whale was found dead in […]

via #WhaleWednesday – North Atlantic Right Whale — Voice For The Blue

UN TO PROTECT SENSITIVE MARINE AREAS?

The New York Times reports More than half of the world’s oceans belong to no one, which often makes their riches ripe for plunder. Now, countries around the world have taken the first step to protect the precious resources of the high seas. In late July, after two years of talks, diplomats at the United […]

via United Nations Working To Create Marine Protected Areas — Natural History Wanderings

ILLEGAL IVORY DESTROYED IN TWO BIG OPERATIONS…

Remains of elephant killed by poachers for its tusks

Under New York State law $8 million worth of illegal ivory products and trinkets are being publicly destroyed by the state Department of Environmental Conservation along with retailers such as Tiffany’s. The items will be crushed in Central Park under authority of a relatively new New York State law passed in 2014.

Sri Lanka to destroy 1.5 tons of illegal ivory tusks. Sri Lanka is the first South Asian country to destroy illegal ivory obtained from poaching.

CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH GOVERNMENTS FOR THIS KIND OF DECISIVE ACTION!

Great Lakes Gray Wolves Threat Lifted!

NPR reports Gray wolves in the Great Lakes region should keep their spot on the endangered species list, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., ruled Tuesday. The ruling upholds a 2014 federal judge’s decision that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was wrong to have taken the gray wolf off the list in […]

via Great Lakes Gray Wolves Retain Protected Status — Natural History Wanderings

PLASTIC POLLUTION!

We are now producing nearly 300 million tons of plastic every year, half of which is for single use. More than 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into our oceans every year – source plastic in our oceans is harmful to the environment, marine life, and humans – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plastic_pollution a substitute packaging material made […]

via Plastic Pollution — The Mad Hatters