President Biden Urged to Ban Mexican Fish Imports, Stop Mass Killing of Endangered Sea Turtles

President Biden Urged to Ban Mexican Fish Imports, Stop Mass Killing of Endangered Sea Turtles

WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity called on President Biden today to impose trade sanctions against Mexico to stop the nation’s massive bycatch of loggerhead sea turtles, as required by U.S. law. In August the National Marine Fisheries Service certified Mexico for its bycatch under the U.S. Moratorium Protection Act. Certification requires that Biden now […]

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Study reveals turtles’ millennia-old food affair with North African seagrass

Study reveals turtles’ millennia-old food affair with North African seagrass

A multidisciplinary team of researchers comparing bone samples from ancient turtles with skin samples from modern-day green turtles have been able to trace the “food footprints” of this endangered species. The evidence points to these turtles returning to the same seagrass meadows on the North African coast of the Mediterranean for at least 3,000 years. […]

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A Southeast Asian marine biodiversity hotspot is also a wildlife trafficking hotbed

A Southeast Asian marine biodiversity hotspot is also a wildlife trafficking hotbed

A new report has highlighted the maritime border zone between Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines as a hotbed for the illegal wildlife trade, and called for urgent intergovernmental action to protect this biodiversity hotspot at the apex of the Coral Triangle. Wildlife trade monitoring nonprofit TRAFFIC documented and analyzed the seizure of more than 25,000 […]

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A Florida man captures hilarious moment a VERY bold turtle hitches a ride on a 10-foot alligator and rides it around a pond ‘like it’s a horse’

A Florida man captures hilarious moment a VERY bold turtle hitches a ride on a 10-foot alligator and rides it around a pond ‘like it’s a horse’

A Florida man has captured the hilarious moment a very bold turtle hitched a ride on the back of a 10-foot alligator. Wildlife photographer Jef Henninger snapped the unusual encounter on Monday as he walked near a pond in Tampa. Surprised by the alligator’s docile behavior – since gators are known to prey on turtles […]

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