Category: Policy

Prairies of the Sea

November 18, 2020 By Katherine Harmon Courage Smithsonian Magazine
A vast, mostly invisible ecosystem shapes life on Earth, from the food we eat to the air we breathe. And the more scientists learn, the more they say it’s in trouble.

Could China Become a Partner in Galapagos Marine Conservation? Yolanda Kakabadse Thinks So

November 16, 2020 By Rhett A. Butler Mongabay
In August this year, a fleet of around 300 Chinese fishing vessels attracted international attention when they congregated just outside Ecuador’s territorial waters around the famed Galápagos Islands. Said to be fishing for squid, the fleet’s checkered past raised concerns about the possibility the ships were actually targeting sharks and other threatened species.