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March, 2020

February, 2020

  • 19 February

    Taiwan: Hundreds of cetaceans, sea turtles washed up last year

    Last year, 150 cetaceans and 269 sea turtles washed up on the nation’s shores, the Ocean Conservation Administration (OCA) said yesterday, blaming improper fishing activities for many of the injuries.

  • 19 February

    Taiji: Immense cruelty in capturing dolphins

    More than ever, it is critical to put a spotlight on Taiji’s drive hunts, including the extreme cruelty involved along with their financial ties to the captivity industry. Even if an aquarium or marine park boasts that none of their dolphins were wild-caught, life in a tank is no place …

  • 19 February

    Southeast Asia’s dugongs may disappear soon

    In 2019, two baby dugongs were found alive after they washed ashore in Krabi and Trang provinces, in Thailand, but sadly died not long after they were rescued. Prior to the two dugong deaths, seven of these docile mammals were also found dead on Thai beaches in the same year.

  • 17 February

    Climate change is contributing to right whale deaths

    North Atlantic right whales – already the most endangered large whale species in the world – are becoming even more at risk as rising sea temperatures make it harder to find food or safe waters.

  • 7 February

    Amazon’s pink dolphins threatened by end of fishing ban

    Prosecutors in Amazonas state, who asked for the catfish ban in 2015, warned then that as many as 2,500 dolphins were being killed each year for bait.

  • 3 February

    Study connects marine heat wave with spike in whale entanglements

    A new study shows how the record-breaking marine heat wave of 2014 to 2016 caused changes along the U.S. West Coast that led to an unprecedented spike in the numbers of whales that became entangled in fishing gear.

January, 2020