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.
Water is a raging force that floods cities, and a scarce resource drought-stricken communities beg to have. At this year's World Water Week, nations tackle ways to reuse water and reduce its wastage to help humanity live sustainably.
Bruno Vander Velde –
Getting businesses on board, financing sustainable aquaculture in developing economies, and fortifying coastal communities against sea level rise are ways forward in ocean conservation, says Conservation International's Bruno Vander Velde.
and Rebecca Gentry –
The world's wild fisheries have already been fished to the sustainable limit. Could sustainable, productive aquaculture make up for this and feed the world? Researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara, say yes.
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.