Whale Shark in Pacific Waters

Photo | 27 March, 2012

A whale shark swims in the warm water off the coast of the Philippines. According to the Australian government, around 66% of whales and other toothed cetaceans die as a result of botched attempts to use whale sharks as lures for tuna. Greenpeace is campaigning to stop the use of ‘fishing aggregating devices’ (FADs) in Pacific waters. These floating devices are left in the water by fishing vessels to attract tuna. However, their usage results in the unnecessary deaths of hundreds of thousands of juvenile tuna, whales, sharks and rays every year – known as ‘by-catch.’03/21/2012

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Dam collapse creates environmental disaster in Brazil

Video | 18 November, 2015 at 10:40

Mud – full of dangerous metals – quickly overtook the nearby mining community of Mariana in Minas Gerais state. At least seventeen people were killed. Hundreds more have been displaced by the wall of sludge released in the dam collapse. Music:...

Okinawa: Democracy and Dugongs

Video | 6 November, 2015 at 10:45

The expansion of a US military base is threatening the incredibly diverse coral reefs and sea grass beds of Oura Bay in Okinawa (Japan). The area is also home to some of the last of Japan's dugong population.

Forest fires in Brazil

Slideshow | 28 October, 2015

'Actions for Climate' Global Day of Action

Slideshow | 28 September, 2015

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