Let’s delve into these, shall we? Bird A, I was very relieved to find, retained a tell-tale characteristic that vastly simplified this i.d.: the feet. The lobed toes with no webs between mark this bird as a grebe. What sort of grebe though? Here on the East Coast, we get three species turning up with […]
After attending the world’s largest conference on illegal wildlife trade, the Duke of Cambridge pledges to strip the palace of 1,200 artefacts and have them destroyed.
Indonesia Announces World’s Largest Manta Ray Sanctuary
by Jane J. Lee
One of the world’s largest fishes gets a super-size sanctuary thanks to a decision by the Indonesian government to ban fishing for manta rays within the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
The move, hailed by conservation organizations and researchers, has resulted in the world’s largest protected area for these migratory animals. Indonesia’s EEZ stretches for almost 2.3
Coral reefs provide critical habitat to countless unique species of animals and plants. However, many reefs are in trouble, being hammered by climate change, destructive fishing techniques, pollution, disease, and other threats. A coral restoration project at the University of Miami’s (UM) RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program aims to rescue Florida’s reefs through coral restoration. The […]