Saving sea turtles in the ‘Anthropause’: Successes and challenges on the beach

Saving sea turtles in the ‘Anthropause’: Successes and challenges on the beach

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Beaches across the planet emptied as COVID-19 spread in 2020, with the first full lockdowns in many places coinciding with sea turtle nesting season. With less noise, less tourist boat traffic, less fishing, less beach furniture clutter and less light pollution, the hazards and challenges for sea turtles nesting appeared to decline. […]

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Taskforce to tackle piracy, abductions and wildlife trafficking at sea to be launched

Taskforce to tackle piracy, abductions and wildlife trafficking at sea to be launched

A new taskforce focused on taking down piracy, abductions and wildlife trafficking on sea is set to be launched later this year in the sub- region between Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. The program, dubbed Tripod, will focus on the shared territory around the Sulu and Celebes Seas to develop cross- border regional collaboration and […]

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POLL: Seaspiracy Controversial Documentary: Should marine life be treated as seafood or as wildlife?

POLL: Seaspiracy Controversial Documentary: Should marine life be treated as seafood or as wildlife?

If you’re wondering how detrimental eating fish is, sea for yourself: In the new Netflix documentary Seaspiracy, director Ali Tabrizi lays bare how commercial fishing devastates marine animals—and what will happen if humans continue to consume fish. Created by the same team that made the illusion-shattering feature Cowspiracy, Seaspiracy goes below the surface to reveal […]

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