The United States focuses on climate change and works closely with Ecuador in protecting the country’s environment

The United States focuses on climate change and works closely with Ecuador in protecting the country's environment The United States Embassy in Ecuador will support the design and implementation of a specialized unit within the State Attorney General's Office for wildlife crimes. Quito, April 22, 2021 - The United States, under the leadership of President … Continue reading The United States focuses on climate change and works closely with Ecuador in protecting the country’s environment

Ecuador receives help from the US in the fight against species trafficking

Referential image on the risks of protected species against wildlife trafficking. Photo: Pixabay April 22, 2021 6:12 PM The fight against wildlife trafficking, illegal fishing and unauthorized logging is being strengthened in the country. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced on April 22, 2020 that it will collaborate with the State Attorney … Continue reading Ecuador receives help from the US in the fight against species trafficking

A New Partnership Aims to Protect Our Fragile Oceans—Here’s How Travelers Can Help

By Jennifer FlowersApr 20, 2021 Sustainable tourism can help local economies transition from overfishing, allowing populations to bounce back. The new partnership aims to protect 7 million square miles of ocean over the next five years. Conservation International and Pew Charitable Trusts are teaming up to protect 7 million square miles of ocean. There are many … Continue reading A New Partnership Aims to Protect Our Fragile Oceans—Here’s How Travelers Can Help

Climate change threatens survival of endemic species the most

(John McCann/M&G) Sheree Bega17 Apr 2021 The best place to see one of South Africa’s national treasures — the iconic “living stones’’ — is on a gentle rolling plain at the Knersvlakte in Namaqualand, says professor Guy Midgley, an expert in biodiversity and global change science at Stellenbosch University.  It’s here where the tiny, cryptic succulents — the lithops — … Continue reading Climate change threatens survival of endemic species the most

Ines Manzano: Important and Urgent (Editorial)

It's time.  If the environment is a priority, you will find a way.  If not, you will find an excuse. Ines ManzanoUpdated 04/16/2021 10:28 PM The return of proposals supporting the use of palangre in the Galápagos are among the important and urgent concerns faced by the next administration (see point number 2 below) Dwight … Continue reading Ines Manzano: Important and Urgent (Editorial)

Interactive: Tracking Migratory Species from Darwin Island to Cocos Island (2018, 2021)

🟢 TRACKING MIGRATORY SPECIES 🟢 Following the recent news regarding the near-real time tracking of Cassiopeia, the female hammerhead shark, from Darwin Island to Cocos Island, check out the research findings from @crpenaherrera and @migramar in 2018. Using satelitte transmitters, researchers were able to track a hammerhead shark from Darwin Island en route to Cocos … Continue reading Interactive: Tracking Migratory Species from Darwin Island to Cocos Island (2018, 2021)

Petition: Save Our Thresher Sharks

In 2020, over 95,000 pelagic thresher sharks, an endangered species, were landed as “bycatch” on the coast of Ecuador. Like most large sharks, threshers reproduce very slowly, which makes them especially vulnerable to overfishing. By sharing this video and signing our petition (linked below), you will be playing a key role in securing stronger protection … Continue reading Petition: Save Our Thresher Sharks

The migration of a hammerhead shark is recorded from the Galapagos Islands to Cocos Island in Costa Rica in near real time

For the first time, the migration of a hammerhead shark is recorded from the Galapagos Islands to Cocos Island in Costa Rica in near real time Bulletin No. 140April 14, 2021 Although previous studies have documented inter-island movements of hammerhead sharks using acoustic markings, these studies do not reveal the precise routes that sharks follow … Continue reading The migration of a hammerhead shark is recorded from the Galapagos Islands to Cocos Island in Costa Rica in near real time

Researchers record the path of a hammerhead shark from Galapagos to Isla del Coco in Costa Rica

Scientists monitored the path of the female hammerhead shark, Cassiopeia, from the Galapagos to Costa Rica. The animal was tagged in the Archipelago in February 2021. Photo: Courtesy MAAE After two weeks of travel, traveling at a speed of 50 km per day, Cassiopeia reached Isla del Coco. The migration of this hammerhead shark from … Continue reading Researchers record the path of a hammerhead shark from Galapagos to Isla del Coco in Costa Rica

The Use of the Pelagic Longline or Spinel (Long Line) in the Galapagos Islands

Oceans, Coasts and Islands Working Group (OCeI)Coordinator: Arturo Izurieta Valery, PhDWith contributions from Sofia M. Green I, BScApril 2021 Since the 1980s, pelagic (oceanic) longline began to be used heavily worldwide. It is a fishing mechanism that floats and is used to fish for top-water species (such as tuna, swordfish, dorado and billfish), which are commercially … Continue reading The Use of the Pelagic Longline or Spinel (Long Line) in the Galapagos Islands