It is unusual to publish an obituary when the subject is not yet dead, but the situation for the vaquita, that little porpoise with a short and stocky build and panda-like markings, now appears hopeless. For decades, scientists have trekked down to Baja California, where the Sea of Cortez laps …
Resting, or “loafing” family pods are easily approached by boats. However, the boats that came near her family pod this day were not coming in for a closer look: their reasons were much, more sinister.
Our oceans have been the victims of a giant Ponzi scheme, waged with Bernie Madoff–like callousness by the world’s fisheries. Beginning in the 1950s, as their operations became increasingly industrialized–with onboard refrigeration, acoustic fish-finders, and, later, GPS–they first depleted stocks of cod, hake, flounder, sole, and halibut in the Northern …
By Captain Paul Watson. I have the utmost respect for the law. Indeed, it is our duty as citizens of the Earth to live harmoniously within a community of complex interspecies interactions in accordance with the primary laws of ecology. Species survival is not dependent upon intelligence but rather upon …
By Captain Paul Watson. The Oceans are like the Goose that Laid the Golden Egg. As long as it was alive it laid a golden egg each day but then the greedy farmer decided to kill it to get all the gold inside and found nothing and the Goose laid no …
Africa”s a mess. Doesn”t hardly matter what horrid scourge you”re looking for, Africa”s got it: genocide, civil war, systematic rape, dictators, corruption … not that Asia is any better. Asia”s got every foul blight Africa has, plus the largest concentration of religious extremism on the planet. Western Asia is blowing …
By Captain Paul Watson. I was asked recently what I thought the world would be like in 100 years. The question was meant to solicit if I am an optimist or a pessimist. The fact is that I am neither an optimist nor am I a pessimist. I am an ecologist which …