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New Zealand Fishing Industry Accused of Driving World’s Rarest Dolphin to Extinction

Study of industry that calls itself "world leader" finds that vessels Illegally discard a third of their catch

Biologists Liz Slooten and Steve Dawson crisscross southern New Zealand’s scenic Akaroa Bay looking for the world’s smallest dolphins until Slooten spots a stopped 30-foot motor catamaran. We approach gingerly and find a dozen tourists in the water wearing wetsuits. The grey…
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by: Christopher Pala – February 27, 2017

Something’s Fishy

The Central Pacific Nation of Kiribati Boasts It Has Created One of the Largest No-Fishing Marine Reserves in the World. Unfortunately, It’s Not True.

photo Kevin Guy Meet President Anote Tong of Kiribati, a Central Pacific country of three-dozen postcard-pretty coral atolls that may become uninhabitable some day because global warming is causing ocean levels to rise. Tong, 61, has been in power for a decade, during which time he has become a darling of the environmental community, a fixture at climate change conferences who is showered with prizes and praise. His signal achievement? Under his…
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by: Christopher Pala – Autumn 2013

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