The GALAPAGOS, fast losing its lustre!

A recent study coordinated by the East Anglia University concludes that the consequences of Global warming might take out of local existence up to 50% of the Galapagos unique and rare plant and animal species by the year 2100.

On top of that, Ecuadorans from the mainland regularly poach and steal tortoises, birds and other creatures essential to the uniqueness of the island. Feral dogs, wild goats and rats also take a serious toll.

Ecuador seems unable or unwilling to properly manage this unique world heritage site for the good. This seems not much different to conditions on the mainland part of their country. Canada has issued serious travel advisories against travel in 7-8 of the country’s provinces. Issues ranging from robbery, muggings, rape, land mines, crime cartel gangs, these head the list of concerns in those parts of the country.

Countries unable to manage their unique resources due to poor economies, corruption, ability or ineptitude should make way for others to manage these irreplaceable riches. Some things like the Galapagos should be considered OWNED BY THE WORLD!

The uniqueness of the Galapagos needs to be saved, at least as it is...Darwin would be shocked to see the islands as they are now!

E. Matthews


Ocean Research…

This 20 February 2018 deep sea video shows conger eels, sharks and other wildlife near Saba island in the Caribbean. The Dutch ship Pelagia is doing research about the coral reefs of the Saba Bank. Near the island, there are pollution problems. However, the ship also discovered a so far unknown reef which is in […]

via Saba coral reef, new wildlife discoveries — Dear Kitty. Some blog

The Rhinoceros of the Caribbean!

A highly successful habitat restoration project in the Dominican Republic has been awarded prestigious certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council, in recognition of its services to nature and the local community. It’s a shining example of what can be achieved when companies and NGOs work together. A report by Fiona Dobson for Birdlife. OK, we […]

via Project to save the “Rhinoceros of the Caribbean” gets gold standard — Repeating Islands


Video posted on YouTube shows water densely strewn with food wrappers, cups and sachets as tropical fish dart in and out A British diver has captured shocking images of himself swimming through a sea of plastic rubbish off the coast of the Indonesian tourist resort of Bali. A short video posted by diver Rich Horner […]

via ‘Plastic, plastic, plastic’: British diver films sea of rubbish off Bali —

The Fight Against Plastic Pollution!

She broke the solo record for sailing round the world, but now she is dedicating their own lives to an even greater challenge saving it from the destructive tide of plastic pollution Trophies from her past glories as a competitive yachtswoman are placed discreetly around the 16 th-century building on the Isle of Wight, the […]

via ‘It’s shocking, it’s horrendous’: Ellen MacArthur’s fight against plastic —

Curbing Plastic Pollution!

Today, more than a dozen leading environmental organizations, including, announced the launch of “Starbucks: Break Free From Plastic” — a global campaign demanding that Starbucks take accountability for its contribution to the growing plastic pollution crisis. Sign the petition at: The campaign formed ahead of Starbucks’ 2018 annual shareholder meeting happening March […]


Preserving Nigerian Mangroves…

This 2012 video says about itself: Concern Universal is working to help preserve the last remaining mangrove forest in Nigeria. In this short film, see how training local communities, planting 20,000 new trees and educating schoolchildren can help prevent the Nigerian mangroves being lost forever. From BirdLife: 5 Mar 2018 Women are championing mangrove conservation […]

via Nigerian women’s mangrove conservation — Dear Kitty. Some blog