The Mekong River in Laos is undoubtedly beautiful, but beyond the gorgeous sunsets, happy pizza parlours and sedate stilt houses, lies the irreparable threat of extinction. I came to Don Det in the 4,000 islands after reading the blogs, seeing the photographs and pretty keen to see the dolphins and then go swing in a […]
Whilst not everyone who follows me may be plant-based, I think the vast majority of people who choose to follow my life are at least aware of the fact that we should all be cutting down red meat in our lives in a bid to save the planet. I was pescatarian for 18 years before […]
By Safiya Hassan, GLOBUS Correspondent Fishing has quickly become one of Africa’s fastest growing industries, with fisheries found to contribute $24 billion directly to the continent’s economy, accounting for 1.1% of total African GDP. The growth in demand is thought to be spearheaded by China’s trade expansion, in its quest to feed its ever-growing population. However, this has […]
This 7 November 2016 video says about itself: St George, Alaska Berardius New Beaked Whale For over 60 years, Japanese whalers have observed an unusual form of beaked whale in northern waters. Called Kurotsotchi or “raven whale”, biologists considered it possibly a dark form of Baird’s beaked whale, Berardius bairdi. An international team of scientists […]
As whale sightings in the Gulf of St. Lawrence dwindle, the government has restored the previously-established marine shipping speed limits, previously reduced to help avoid hitting North Atlantic Right Whales.
Quite a few of these were previously hit by shipping traffic, and some caught in local fishing nets.
It’s a beachcomber’s nightmare: an enormous leatherback turtle slumped on a Cornish strand. The 1.8-metre-long animal, discovered on Sunday at Marazion beach, has since been necropsied (an animal autopsy) by researchers from the University of Exeter, who found plastic in its stomach. Leatherbacks, like other endangered marine turtles, rely largely on jellyfish for food, and […]
We’ve all seen the heartbreaking photos of animals being caught up in plastic waste and often killed. We’ve all seen the reports of whales, dolphins, birds and other marine animals washing up dead on beaches with stomachs full of plastic bags and other objects. Just last week, a pregnant sperm whale washed up on a […]
And they could use your help! FACT #1 About 8 million metric tons of plastic are thrown into the ocean annually. Of those, 236,000 tons are microplastics – tiny pieces of broken-down plastic smaller than your little fingernail FACT #2 There are five massive patches of plastic in the oceans around the world. These huge concentrations […]
A report by George Alleyne for Caribbean Life. Barbados will on April 1 begin a phased ban on plastics entering the country for use in sale of goods or to complement sold items, rounding up to an almost total prohibition nine months later. This means that within six weeks the island will no longer import or […]