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Conservation

Are We Paying Enough to Visit the ‘Priceless’ Great Barrier Reef?

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Are We Paying Enough to Visit the ‘Priceless’ Great Barrier Reef?

Source: The Conversation/Michael Vardon - October 17, 2017

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s finest natural wonders. It’s also extraordinarily cheap to visit – perhaps too cheap.

While a visit more…

Bycatch Deemed Responsible for Decline of Endangered New Zealand Sea Lion

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Bycatch Deemed Responsible for Decline of Endangered New Zealand Sea Lion

Source: Science Daily/University of Otago - October 16, 2017

Getting caught in fishing nets is a major cause of death for the increasingly endangered New Zealand sea lion, according to new research from the more…

Tasmanian Shy Albatross Introduced to Artificial Nests as an Attempt to Boost Populations

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Tasmanian Shy Albatross Introduced to Artificial Nests as an Attempt to Boost Populations

Source: The Guardian/Naaman Zhou - October 12, 2017

The Tasmanian shy albatross has embraced the idea of settling down in an artificial, specially constructed nest, according to scientists who are trying to boost the more…

Why Did So Many Right Whales Meet an Untimely End This Summer?

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Why Did So Many Right Whales Meet an Untimely End This Summer?

Source: Hakai Magazine/Sasha Chapman - October 11, 2017

After two months studying the carcasses of seven right whales found dead off Canada’s Atlantic coast this past summer, scientists have revealed what killed six more…

The Detonation of a Hydrogen Bomb in the North Pacific Would Have Severe Environmental Consequences

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The Detonation of a Hydrogen Bomb in the North Pacific Would Have Severe Environmental Consequences

Source: The Atlantic/Marina Koren - September 27, 2017

The latest fiery exchange between the United States and North Korea has produced a new kind of threat. On Tuesday, during his speech at the more…

The Plight of Young Conservationists: All Work, No Pay

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The Plight of Young Conservationists: All Work, No Pay

Source: The Guardian/Jeremy Hance - August 23, 2017

Nika Levikov swore she would never work as a waitress again. But, today — with a master’s degree in conservation science from Imperial College London more…

Off the Menu and Back Into the Wetlands: A New Plan to Protect Horseshoe Crabs in Malaysia

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Off the Menu and Back Into the Wetlands: A New Plan to Protect Horseshoe Crabs in Malaysia

Source: Hakai Magazine/Sandy Ong - August 15, 2017

A crowd gathers at the edge of the brackish water in Malaysia’s Setiu Wetlands. It’s an odd mix of people—fishermen, politicians, scientists—and all of them more…

A Fish That People Are Willing to Pay to Protect

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A Fish That People Are Willing to Pay to Protect

Source: Hakai Magazine/Chryselle D’Silva Dias - July 25, 2017

Hilsa are a little fish with a big place in the hearts of Bangladeshis. A species of herring, hilsa (Tenualosa ilisha), are auspicious enough to give more…

Ever Wonder How Many Countries it Takes to Save a Fish? The Answer is All of Them Involved

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Ever Wonder How Many Countries it Takes to Save a Fish? The Answer is All of Them Involved

Source: Hakai Magazine/Sasha Chapman - July 12, 2017

She swam to Northeast Point when her eggs were ripe. Ripe as the winter moon that shone into the sea, compelling her to leave the more…

Drawn to the Sea: Introducing People to the Ocean’s Wonders Can Make a Positive Impact

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Drawn to the Sea: Introducing People to the Ocean’s Wonders Can Make a Positive Impact

Source: Huffington Post/Tam Warner - July 10, 2017

I have always loved introducing people to the ocean. First time snorkelers, first time divers, and especially children, all seeing the underwater world for the first more…