Is There Shark in Your Sunscreen?

Is There Shark in Your Sunscreen?

Shark populations are in decline around the world, some reduced by 50% in the last several decades. While much of that loss is due to illegal fishing and the slaughter of millions of sharks for their fins, there is more to tell. Have you ever heard of shark in your...
Summing Up the Global Climate Action Summit

Summing Up the Global Climate Action Summit

More than 4,000 people gathered last week in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit. Convened by California’s Governor Jerry Brown and UN Special Envoy for climate action Michael Bloomberg, the Summit mobilized local, state, and business leaders to...
Bigbird the Pelican, a Very Unusual Story

Bigbird the Pelican, a Very Unusual Story

Bigbird is a young pelican. Separated from his flock during a storm, he was adopted by the staff of a safari camp. What was a chance encounter evolved into an unlikely, but very sweet friendship. Jeffry the manager of Greystoke Mahale, a Nomad Tanzania resort, has...
Can Hi-Tech, the U.N. and Drones Defeat Ghost Gear?

Can Hi-Tech, the U.N. and Drones Defeat Ghost Gear?

In early September 2018, we saw a dramatic example of the cost to marine life of abandoned fishing gear, infamously known as Ghost Gear. More than 300 endangered, Olive Ridley sea turtles were found dead, apparently after being entangled in an abandoned fishing net....
What do Sharks and Cancer have in common?

What do Sharks and Cancer have in common?

Sharks have been swimming our oceans for hundreds of millions of years. However, over the last several decades we have witnessed populations of sharks plummet worldwide. The most obvious and publicized reason has been shark finning. This practice of butchering sharks...
From California, Good News on Drift Nets

From California, Good News on Drift Nets

On August 29, state lawmakers in Sacramento, California overwhelmingly voted to phase out drift nets, the highly controversial fishing nets that are blamed for causing the deaths of thousands of marine mammals. The bill does not call for an outright ban on drift nets...
Fishing Ban in the Arctic Ocean

Fishing Ban in the Arctic Ocean

One of the planet’s last pristine ocean habitats has been given a reprieve. Nine nations in concert with the EU have agreed to a 16 year fishing ban in the Arctic Ocean. The U.S., Russia, China, Canada, Japan, Denmark, Iceland and South Korea, all major fishing...
Water Quality Month, Two Companies Making a Difference

Water Quality Month, Two Companies Making a Difference

“A world where everyone has access to clean drinking water” is the highly commendable vision of the Belgian sustainable water company BOSAQ. While an English company Veragon innovates by taking humidity from the air and transforms it into clean, drinking water....
Join to Bar Japan from Commercial Whaling

Join to Bar Japan from Commercial Whaling

Recently we reported on the latest Japanese Whale Hunt that killed 333 Minke whales of which 122 were pregnant females. They call it a “biological field study” swearing that it is scientifically imperative to kill whales to better understand Antarctica. They politely...