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Sharks Are in Trouble… Here’s What To Do About It

https://marine-conservation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Shark-Blog-Part-2.mp3 (Part 2 of 2) by Alexandra Smith, Blue Parks Intern Featured Image: Reef Shark at Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands © Kurt Cotoaga Read Part 1 Today! In our last blog, “Sharks Are in Trouble (Part 1 of 2),” we explored the latest evidence that shark populations around the world are in serious trouble. As…

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Ten Triumphs from 2020

In a year of bleak headlines, here are our favorite newsworthy highlights to rekindle your hope for the ocean in 2021 No doubt about it: this has been a year of exhausting news. From the ongoing global pandemic to nerve-wracking threats to marine protections both globally (such as the Chinese fishing fleet amassed just outside…

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North Atlantic Right Whales Move One Step Closer to Extinction as Trump Dismantles Protections

Earlier this month, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) announced that the North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) was moved from Endangered to Critically Endangered status on the IUCN Red List.[1] Less than 250 mature whales remain after a decade of continual population decline, with particularly elevated deaths since 2017.  These extra…

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High Seas History in the Making

Feature Pic: Elias Levy World leaders may soon make history for ocean wildlife. After more than a decade of halting progress, a UN Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) is convening for the next 10 days to negotiate a treaty to protect biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ), also known as the high seas. An agreement would…

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