Named as one of National Geographic’s “Last Great Places on Earth”, The Republic of Palau is an isolated archipelago in the Western Pacific that encompasses 340 islands and some of the world’s most remarkably vast biological diversity.
With billions of tourism dollars at stake, many refuse to believe or simply ignore that the massive natural wonder is being killed by climate change.
While the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity has set a global goal of protecting 10% of coastal areas by 2020, the United Kingdom’s Environment Minister, Thérèse Coffey, recently called for 30% of the world’s oceans to be protected by the year 2030.
In some areas, killer whales feed primarily on sea mammals and big fish like tuna and sharks and are then threatened by PCBs. In areas where the killer whales primarily feed on small fish like herring, they are less threatened.
Underwater nurseries offer glimmer of hope for endangered ecosystems, encouraging growth of coral fragments on fibreglass structures anchored to the seabed
The high seas are a giant ocean wilderness, a global commons that cover almost half of the surface of the planet. They protect terrestrial life from the impacts of climate change, capturing extra heat and absorbing over a quarter of man-made carbon dioxide.
Few conservation issues generate as emotional a response as whaling. Are we now about to see countries killing whales for profit again?
Australian group Reef Design Labs submerged a 3D-printed artificial coral reef earlier this month in the Maldives, with the hope that this advanced engineering method will help coral regeneration efforts.
Just 30 of the prehistoric fish known to exist, raising fears oil wells will push it to extinction
Corals may have teamed up with the microscopic algae which live inside them as much as 160 million years ago, according to new research.