Part three of this series explains why, from an ethical point of view, we should abolish fishing and fish farming, and what it means to take part in this global campaign.
Browsing: Marine Animals
This is a story about the albatross, one of the most iconic and endangered birds, about industrial fishing in the remotest ocean regions that kills them, and an astonishing experiment in machine learning which may just help to save them.
This portion of this exhibition explains the main forms of fish exploitation: large-scale industrial fishing, aquaculture farming, the aquarium trade and so-called recreational fishing.
The Interior Department continues to push forward with an aggressive timeline for Arctic Refuge drilling that reflects the Trump administration’s eagerness to sell off our public lands to the highest bidder and allow the coastal plain of this premier wildlife refuge to be turned over to oil companies.
Somehow, even with widespread concern, multiple decisions by Greek authorities demanding the closure of the facilities, and several protests and letter-writing campaigns, Attica Zoological Park continues to operate its illicit dolphinarium, and the dolphins kept there continue to be forced to perform in shows.
CITES is a convention ostensibly dedicated to wildlife protection that does nothing other than enable trade on a massive scale with minimal regulation and oversight, resulting in plummeting wildlife populations. They need to rehaul their system or step aside, so a conservation-focused rather than a trade-focused system can be put in place.
Consideration for animals is increasing, but unfortunately not as much for fish, crustaceans, and cephalopods, who represent a huge majority of the animals killed for food. You may be surprised to learn more about the sentience of these incredible animals.
The latest release of the IUCN Red List shows that mountain gorillas are no longer critically endangered, and fin whales no longer endangered. However, many species, including fish and trees, are still suffering from over-exploitation.
A boom in demand for otters as pets in Japan has been linked to rising numbers of “otter cafés,” high-profile television programs featuring otters and celebrities, and the popularity of otter pet “superstars” on social media platforms.
The fourth conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) in London this week has seen high-level participation from governments, NGOs, and the private sector, focusing the attention of the international community on commitments to tackle IWT as a form of serious organised crime.
Every year from September to March in a small town in Japan, wild dolphins are slaughtered for their meat. Help Action For Dolphins put an end to the hunt by signing their petition to Governor Nisaka!