Worlds top fishing nations to be given millions…

Millions of pounds’ worth of funding to tackle global overfishing and protect coral reefs will be announced at a major conference in Indonesia this week. Politicians, marine experts and philanthropists will convene in Bali at…

Country diary: the ivy bees are ready for…

I was so keen on photographing a new bee species for our parish that I had to squidge deep into the hedge among the nectaring insects. They were ivy bees, Colletes hederae, named for science…

Are we wrong to assume fish cant feel…

I have cast my rod into the tidal current flowing around Montauk Point in New York and my lure is chugging across the surface when a bluefish swirls and fails to grab it. There is…

Electric food – the new sci-fi diet that…

It’s not about “them”, it’s about us. The horrific rate of biological annihilation reported this week – 60% of the Earth’s vertebrate wildlife gone since 1970 – is driven primarily by the food industry. Farming…

Borderlands: Divide and Conquer

There’s a reason “divide and conquer” has remained a tried-and-true strategy for millennia — it works. Unfortunately for conservation hotspots on the U.S.-Mexico border — identified in Defenders’ groundbreaking report In the Shadow of the Border Wall — the border wall will…

Borderlands: Communities of Hope

California condor. Mexican long-nosed bat. Sonoran pronghorn. Mexican gray wolf. These are iconic, imperiled species of the American Southwest and northeastern Mexico. They are truly binational — their survival depends on cross-border habitat and coordinated recovery partnerships…

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