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 →
Two years ago, Sulistyaningrum and nine other conservationists in Indonesia and Timor-Leste partnered with Rare to learn social marketing tools and systems to lead change in their communities. In early May, the ten fellows celebrated the completion of Rare’s two-year training and implementation program. All ten Pride campaigns built a sense of ownership around fishery management. Though each fellow confronted different hurdles and achieved a range of successes, they all managed to inspire fishing-dependent villages to take pride in their marine resources. Continue reading →
Marybeth and the mayor were working together not just to enact 24/7 volunteer guarding at the marine protected area (MPA), but to start a critically important program to register fishermen. Continue reading →
Written by Suzannah Evans who is researching a book on the role of fish in food security with Oceana CEO Andy Sharpless. The northeast coast of Mindanao island in the Philippines is home to a series of small towns comprised … Continue reading →
This shark week save a shark to save our oceans (Switchboard) “They are an essential component of the food web – simply put they are vital to the health of our oceans” Sharks take 25 years to reach reproductive maturity … Continue reading →
Developing countries invested more than developed countries in renewable energy for 2010 (The Guardian) Developing countries invested $72 billion, developed countries only $70 billion. China accounts for $50 billion of the developing countries’ investment. El Hierro of the Canary Islands … Continue reading →
Biologists help endangered penguins find true love (Treehugger) “Once a match has been approved, the couple is moved to a more intimate setting downstairs. “Candlelight and romance,” Hume calls it. If the penguins hit it off — and they usually … Continue reading →