The journal Science recently published the first comprehensive analysis of more than 10,000 fisheries — roughly 80 percent of our global fish catch. The conclusion: fish populations worldwide are swiftly declining. This global analysis paints a stark new picture of a global ocean fished to exhaustion in an increasingly hungry world.
So, why are we hopeful? It’s because the analysis of global fisheries has a silver lining. We have not reached a point of no return. We have time. Solutions exist. Continue reading →
Listen to a recent podcast with Martha Piper, Rare’s senior vice president of strategy and growth and Amanda Leland, vice president of oceans at Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). They discuss a promising solution called Fish Forever. Fish Forever is a global initiative to restore near-shore fisheries in the developing tropics. Continue reading →
Twenty years ago, 108 world leaders met in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, also known as the Earth Summit. Only the nerdiest attendees even knew of the Internet. Everyone carried a schedule printed on—gasp —paper. Progress: at the Rio+20 Earth Summit last month, only electronic conference agendas were offered, a gesture in support of the green or blue, if you like fish and fishers (and we do), economy. Continue reading →
The fabled chocolate hills. Note: This is Rare’s Senior Vice President of Global Programs Paul Butler’s sixth and final blog post in a series about his recent trip to the Philippines and Indonesia to monitor Rare’s conservation work in the … Continue reading →
Guatemala has experienced the most rapid deforestation of any country over the last five years (The Guardian) “Agriculture is inexorably devouring the forest.” Since 1980, 40 percent of the forest of Laguna del Tigre National Park has been cleared. Guatemala’s … Continue reading →
Report reveals America now receives more power from renewable sources than nuclear (Inhabitat) The monthly energy review revealed renewable sources of energy produced a combined 2.2245 quadrillion Btus of energy (or 11 percent of US total) whereas nuclear only produced … Continue reading →