Veteran FWS official serves as U.S. eyes, ears in poaching crackdown

by Emily Yehle, E&E reporter, Greenwire: http://www.eenews.net/stories/1059998729 Gabon's government announced grim news last year: Poachers had killed 11,000 elephants in Minkebe National Park. The data suggested that 60 percent of the African park's elephants were gone, all within a decade. … Read more about Veteran FWS official serves as U.S. eyes, ears in poaching crackdown

Worth More Alive Than Finned: Shark Ecotourism Boosts Local Economies, Establishes Sustainable Marine Management Strategies

By Rietta Hohman, Pucci Foods When a business relies on a natural resource, such as the seafood industry, it is vital that we strive to protect and conserve that environment. Part of the process of ensuring sustainability is learning how to establish and protect healthy marine ecosystems. We … Read more about Worth More Alive Than Finned: Shark Ecotourism Boosts Local Economies, Establishes Sustainable Marine Management Strategies

Governments commit to action to tackle the global wildlife poaching crisis

London, UK: Heads of State, Ministers and high level representatives of 46 countries, including those most heavily impacted by poaching and illegal trade of wildlife, have committed to taking “decisive and urgent action” to tackle the global illegal wildlife trade. The trafficking of wildlife … Read more about Governments commit to action to tackle the global wildlife poaching crisis

Wildleaks – A secure online platform to report wildlife crimes

Wildleaks is a new online platform to “receive and evaluate anonymous information and tips regarding wildlife and forest crimes and transform them into actionable items”. https://wildleaks.org/ As divers who often travel to remote areas we are in a position to spot wildlife crimes and encounter … Read more about Wildleaks – A secure online platform to report wildlife crimes

Palau President Tommy Remengesau Jr declares marine sanctuary, bans ALL commercial fishing

Once again, Palau leads the world in protecting the ocean. Palau's President Tommy Remengesau Jr. has declared the Pacific nation will become a marine sanctuary, where all commercial fishing is prohibited. In 2009, Johnson Toribiong, who was then the President of Palau*, declared the country’s … Read more about Palau President Tommy Remengesau Jr declares marine sanctuary, bans ALL commercial fishing