Friday, 31 July 2015

In memory of Cecil

Cecil was a famous, beloved 13 year old lion living on a protected National Wildlife preserve in Zimbabwe. He and another lion had formed a friendship to guard the pride and father lion cubs in peace. He was known for his loving and compassionate nature.

Cecil was reportedly lured from his safe surroundings by raw meat. A Minnesota dentist then was said to have shot him with a bow and arrow. Wounded, Cecil ran off and lay suffering for 40 HOURS before the dentist and guides tracked him down, shot him, skinned him and chopped off his head. To this dentist, animals are just trophies. It has been reported the Minnesota dentist paid $55,000 to hunt and kill a lion.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

This Could Be the Happiest Baby Orca Ever

Orca's survival continues to hang in balance, so the recent baby boom has been cause for optimism and the great joy of baby J50!

Monday, 27 July 2015

How Ocean Acidification Could Endanger Hundreds of Marine Species

Ocean acidification is a growing threat to microorganisms like phytoplankton, the food for many fish and mammals like whales. Too many soda drinks has the same effect on humans. Therefore, we must reduce overall greenhouse gases.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

104-Year-Old 'Granny' Orca Spotted Leaping Wildly Out Of The Ocean

One of the world's most known animals, Granny shocked the world last year when the discovery of her age (then a ripe 103) spoke to how long orcas can thrive in the wild, as opposed to captivity.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Greenpeace: Don't force Fukushima residents to return home

Greenpeace says Japan should not force residents from the Fukushima area to return to live in the evacuation zone and that they should be given full compensation and help to settle elsewhere.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

5 Reasons to Get Excited About the New International Arctic Fishing Deal

The new Arctic Fishing deal will make life easier for whales, seals, polar bears and various Arctic birds without the fishing industry invading this territory. Another step forward!

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Bad news for bears from Arctic study

As climate change continues to heat up the planet and Arctic sea ice retreats further each year, conservationists are increasingly concerned that the bears - which use the sea ice as a hunting ground for catching seals - will have less access to the food they need to survive.

Friday, 17 July 2015

Humpback whale sprays rainbows from blowhole

Another wonderful sight of Humpback whales, this time breathing out rainbows. Beautiful.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Humpback Whales Bubble Feeding

Fabulous to see Humpbacks in their natural environment. These pictures from Alaska are the reason for banning the killing of whales.

Monday, 13 July 2015

Rare White Whale Makes Surprise Appearance in New Zealand

Good news. Increasing numbers of humpback whales sighted in New Zealand plus a bonus! A white whale. Magic!

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Whale Watching is Awesome, Just Not Near These Islands

There is a truly sinister new law that includes whale watcher tourists to report sightings of whales and dolphins so they can be targeted for death! Support Sea Shepherd.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Inequality isn’t just bad for the economy — it’s toxic for the environment

Interesting article about Pope Francis's recent speech.  A good read and thought-provoking.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Thunder Captain And Officers Face Justice In The Wake Of Operation Icefish

The Captain, Chief Engineer and Second Mechanic of the notorious poaching vessel, Thunder, have been charged with counts of pollution, reckless driving, forgery and negligence in São Tomé and Príncipe.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Florida, Gulf states reach $18.7B settlement with BP over oil spill

It doesn't come close to undoing the damage they caused.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Pope lays climate change guilt at feet of rich

Landmark encyclical calling on humanity to clean up its filth will become part of Catholic church’s teaching.