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!

RE-OPEN LOGGING TO REMAINING GIANT SEQUOIAS?

The Guardian reports As part of the Trump administration’s determination to roll back regulation and open public land to private industry, the interior secretary, Ryan Zinke, is currently undertaking a review of more than two dozen national monuments declared since the 1990s. The stated goal of the review is to reboot extractive industries such as mining […]

via Trump Plan Could Open Giant Sequoia Monument To Logging  — Natural History Wanderings

MORE BAD STUFF….

NPR reports In Hawaii’s Kauai island, the native forest birds are in peril. Once considered a paradise for the colorful songbirds, the island has lost more than half of those native species. What’s happening on Kauai could be an early warning for the other Hawaiian islands. Read full story at Warming Climate Is Quieting Kauai’s Colorful Forest […]

via Warming Climate Is Quieting Kauai’s Colorful Forest Birds  — Natural History Wanderings

This is about as sick as it can get-Last Orangutan killed in a barroom brawl!

Naturalists have confirmed that the last surviving Bornean orangutan has been killed during a violent brawl in a pub in Whitechapel, East London. The critically endangered creature was sitting at a corner table with two of its keepers from London Zoo, who were transporting it to Whipsnade for a veterinary procedure, when a […]

via Last surviving Bornean orangutan killed in Whitechapel bar brawl. — The Whitechapel Whelk