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Top predators are essential to the oceans

The global media was recently full of reports about the interaction that Australian pro-surfer Mick Fanning had with a shark during a competition in South Africa ( 594 more words



Trawlers are bad, they overfish & because of this, there is less & less fish in the ocean,  the other fishermen who depend on the sea for a living, who aren’t causing this huge problem of overfishing, & are wise enough not to overfish, so there will still be enough fish left for the next generation are struggling to make an income. 83 more words


Elinor Ostorom, Wintering Laws and Tragedy of Commons

“Unfortunately, many analysts – in academia, special-interest groups, governments, and the press – still presume that common-pool problems are all dilemmas in which the participants themselves cannot avoid producing suboptimal results, and in some cases disastrous results.” … 450 more words

Herbivores compensate for nutrient pollution

This post is a guest blog by one of my (now ex-) Ph.D. students, Dr Chloe McSkimming. Chloe has been working on what drives decline in seagrass systems and how we may be able to help stop the decline. 464 more words

Environment Institute

Threat of the sixth mass extinction is real - and it is here, now!

That is the bad news at the center of a new study by a group of scientists including Paul Ehrlich, the Bing Professor of Population Studies in biology and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.

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Britain's much-loved puffin is now as endangered as PANDAS and TIGERS

June 3rd, 2015 (Stuart Winter). THE much-loved puffin is faced by so many threats that it is being given the same conservation status as the giant panda, tiger and blue whale. 274 more words

Endangered Biodiversity

Environmental impacts of trawling and longline fishing

This is the second article in a series that I’m writing for a Chinese magazine targeting wildlife conservation. As you may

guess, they started with Panda conservation, so the magazine is called… 1,534 more words

Environment Institute