“We’ve already seen Zinke put politics over science in Endangered Species Act decisions, from the Pacific walrus in Alaska to boreal toads in Colorado,” WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Trump administration today to expose a secretive program that denies Endangered Species Act protection to imperiled species like the Pacific walrus. Today’s lawsuit, […]
By Damian Carrington as published on The Guardian The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilization, say the world’s leading scientists Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an […]
This video from Tanzania says about itself: Investigating the Mysterious Whale Sharks of Mafia Island | National Geographic 24 January 2017 The whale sharks of Mafia Island are unusual because they don’t migrate—and researchers want to know why. From the University of Southampton in England: ‘Biological passport’ to monitor Earth’s largest fish Whale sharks, the […]
ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย : ขอบคุณแหล่งข้อมูล : หนังสือพิมพ์ The Nation http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30354069 ‘Widespread sale of wild animals on Facebook’ national September 10, 2018 01:00 By KORNRAWEE PANYASUPPAKUN THE NATION 3,148 Viewed MORE THAN 1,500 wild animals are up for sale on Facebook every month, the wildlife trade-monitoring network Traffic said yesterday. According to Traffic, wild animals from 200 species […]
Jim Hines of the Sierra Club has written us about three proposed regulatory changes that affect the Endangered Species Act. “These [three actions] and other soon-to-be-coming regulations rollbacks are nothing more than part of a full scale effort by the Trump Administration to eliminate the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA), an act which has worked just […]
Long line fishing has a HUGE impact on a large variety of species, pushing some toward the slippery slope of extinction. Leatherback and Loggerhead turtles, Albatross, many Shark species, Sea Birds of all kinds, are all far too often victims, as these are tempted to take the bait on these long lines, or get tangled up in it while doing so.
Up to 25% of long line catches are thrown back (mostly dead) as waste into the sea. Long lines are called, ‘the Curtain of Death’.
The U.S. has banned long lines from near the west coast, but much more needs to be done. Protection of those species vulnerable to the trap of long lines around the world (length of line varies from 1 mile to 100 miles long) is required ASAP. To stop this unacceptable ocean waste a world- wide ban is desperately needed.
P.S. CANADIANS- write to your Member of Parliament, right now! And get your friends to do the same…
Reblogged from National Geographic We know plastics are as plentiful in parts of the open ocean as they are in our everyday lives. But, until recently, scientists didn’t consider that such debris could also be carrying a new wave of invasive species to the shores of the United States. Now they’re finding that not only is […]