Rising levels of carbon dioxide in the Gulf of Mexico are putting commercial fishing and marine life at risk, researchers warn.
Tags: conservation water fish carbon-dioxide fishing oceans gulf-of-mexico earth-and-environment
There has been a surge in people visiting waterways after the lockdown was eased, outdoor groups say.
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A new study of shark populations in 58 countries around the world detected none in almost 20% of the locations surveyed.
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Can Asia end its uncontrolled consumption of wildlife? Here's how North America did it a century ago
In the 1800s, Americans hunted many wild species near or into extinction. Then in the early 1900s, the US shifted from uncontrolled consumption of wildlife to conservation. Could Asia follow suit?
June 17, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: covid-19 china wildlife fishing wildlife-conservation bison endangered-species us-history wildlife-trade asia hunting ivory-ban wildlife-management
Researchers have identified biodiversity hotspots in the high seas, "the planet's last global commons." Will a UN treaty establish international ocean parks?
Tags: conservation biodiversity united-nations fishing oceans international-relations earth-and-environment
Without understanding which fish species and habitats local fishers rely on, export bans can do more harm than good.
March 12, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: fishing coral-reefs palau marine-protected-areas seychelles fisheries-management tropical-fish
Climate change could threaten the survival of the common whelk, a sea snail with the misfortune of living in one of Earth's fastest warming marine areas.
Tags: climate-change fisheries fishing oceans snails earth-and-environment
Certain fish are super-urinators, meaning that they contribute more nitrogen to the ecosystem. Unfortunately, they're also prize catches.
Tags: conservation fish fishing nitrogen ecosystems earth-and-environment urine fertilizer
A market-based system with the right incentives could bring more coastal and island nations together to improve ocean conservation efforts.
Tags: conservation biodiversity money fishing oceans earth-and-environment islands
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