In the hunt for fish maw—dried swim bladders believed to possess a plethora of curative qualities in traditional Chinese medicine—Vaquitas, too, become entangled in gillnets, dying quickly from shock or slowly while suffocating.
Robert Watson –
Many policymakers have yet to recognize that biodiversity loss is just as serious a threat as rising sea levels and extreme weather events, says Tyndall Center for Climate Change Research strategic director Robert Watson.
Ina Porras –
Nature gives us a lot: water, timber, minerals, biodiversity, food, clean air. But the perception that natural capital is endless and free leads to overuse and under-investment – and we constantly hear that there's not enough money to invest in the environment. A recent conference asked how we can shake the piggy bank to give something back to nature.
Gary Mortimer –
Banning the bag has been the war cry of the environmentally conscious for years, but doing so is but the first step to protecting the environment. Queensland University of Technology's Gary Mortimer explains why.
Hydropower is a low-carbon energy source, but not without ecological, social, and economic consequences. The Nature Conservancy water expert Giulio Boccaletti argues for a more holistic, less damaging approach to planning and building dams.
This study report under the coordination of Conservation International (CI-Brazil), recommends that companies should understand and incorporate into their decision making process, the economic value of biodiversity and ecosystems services ...
The Philippines' promising economic outlook is being threatened by the adverse impacts of climate change. Being one of the most susceptible countries to changes in climatic conditions and natural disasters ...