This 2015 video from the USA is called Eugenie Clark – The Shark Lady. From the Florida Institute of Technology in the USA: Newly discovered shark species honors female pioneer Squalus clarkae named for Eugenie Clark July 17, 2018 Eugenie Clark was a pioneer in shark biology, known around the world for her illuminating research […]

via New shark species discovery — Dear Kitty. Some blog


RIVERS, the Ganges- EWM

The Ganges River is a 1569 mile river that starts in the Himalayan Gangotri Glacier, some 12,769 feet above sea level, transverses the alpine forests, runs through India’s northern plain, continues through the countries’ largest cities, onto the mud flats of Bangladesh, through the world’s largest river delta, into the Bay of Bengal.

The Ganges river basin contains the largest population of any of the world’s river basins, with some 400 million people living near its shores.

Hindus consider the river highly sacred, named after the god Ganga, Hindus bath in it, drink it, spread their dead’s ashes on it…

The Ganges is highly polluted, some 400 or more times than is safe for exposure to the human body, some scientists suggest.

There are 140 fish and 90 amphibian species dependent upon the river. Endangered Fresh Water Dolphins live there, so do the critically endangered Ganges Shark.

India has the resources to clean up this mighty and precious river, but apparently not the commitment to do so!


Introduction While preparing for an upcoming Q&A, I came across a remarkably thorough report about the illegal wildlife trade. The report is titled Analysis of Conservation Initiatives Aimed at Reducing Demand for Traded Wildlife in China and Vietnam. Written by Vian Sharif, it was commissioned by Stop Ivory for the Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI) and The […]

via Review: Analysis of Conservation Initiatives Aimed at Reducing Demand for Traded Wildlife — The Jaguar

Silky Sharks in Cuban Waters…

This 2015 video is called Shark experts are surrounded by exceptionally large silky sharks in Cuban waters. From BioNews: First silky shark sightings by Saba Conservation Foundation! Whilst nurse sharks and Caribbean reef sharks are regularly spotted on the Saba Bank, it’s not every day that you see silky sharks. During a routine visit to […]

via First silky sharks seen off Saba, Caribbean — Dear Kitty. Some blog

Caribbean Countries to Discuss Fisheries!

Attendees at the 12th meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), to be held in Montserrat next month, will discuss ideas for boosting production in the fisheries and aquaculture sector as well as risk insurance for fisheries. The Antigua Observer reports: CRFM executive director, Milton Haughton, said the time has come […]

via Caribbean countries to discuss fisheries — Repeating Islands


Institute of Development Studies 23 January 2018 In the first weeks of 2018 there were (for me) unexpected announcements from both the EU and the UK Government on the urgent global issue of ocean plastic pollution. The EU intends to make all plastic packaging on the European market recyclable by 2030 and in her speech […]

via How can development cooperation address ocean plastic pollution? — CVD