With hurricanes Irma and Maria causing devastation to Caribbean islands and the US coasts, we’ve been very concerned for dolphins and orcas held captive in marine parks in these regions.
Whale poo and its contribution to marine productivity and climate change mitigation will be part of the agenda of the 28th International Congress for Conservation Biology, which opened July 23 in Cartagena, Colombia.
Scientists will consider how a range of eco-friendly services provided by whales could underpin conservation decisions made by large organisastions that determine the future of the planet.
Recently, Norway announced that the entrance to the Global Seed Vault in the Arctic was flooded after very high temperatures caused the permafrost to melt.
The latest study into carbon dioxide emissions, and the changes in the world’s oceans that they cause, suggests that pollution could drastically transform the entire ocean food chain.
WDC are supportive of efforts to reduce climate impacts and move away from the use of fossil fuels. However, the decision by Scottish Ministers today to consent these four offshore wind farms off the Forth and Tay on the east coast of Scotland will drive another nail in the coffin of the local harbour seal population.
Here at WDC we welcome the recent news that a large wind farm that was proposed in the Irish Sea, has been withdrawn.