There are many fingers to point when it comes to the decline in coral reefs around the world. A culmination of human and environmental factors converge and attribute to acidification and huge bleaching events. A new study examining local and global stressors on corals found that abundant herbivorous fishes and clean water are key to helping coral reefs survive increasingly stressful normal ocean temperatures. Click here to read more.
The 72nd International Air Transport Association Annual General Meeting acknowledged that the illegal wildlife trade threatens the survival of many endangered species and vowed to work with government authorities and conservation organizations in the fight against traffickers of endangered animals. A resolution was unanimously endorsed to commit additional resources to the fight against illegal trafficking within the airline industry. Click here to read the full story.
"Animal companions who are frightened of loud noises and bright flashes react in any of a number of ways," says Michael O'Sullivan, HSC Executive Director. "Some pets become anxious or nervous while other are terrified and try to escape – running the risk of becoming lost or injuring themselves," suggests O'Sullivan. "These animals need comforting and to be protected from potential harm."
Pew Charitable Trusts claims that United Nation members are not following through on their commitments to protect fish stocks under the United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement which comes under evaluation this month. To read the full story, click here.
Floating solar arrays are becoming increasingly popular in Australia, the United States and now Japan, the arrays have advantages over solar panels on land as they can be built under fewer regulations for structures built on reservoirs, water treatment ponds and other bodies of water not used for recreation and the fact that they can be hidden from view along with the added benefit of being cheaper than renting or buying land to build on. Read the full story here.