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imageAmerican Airlines Announces on Twitter Shark Fin Shipment Ban
by Joanna Nasar
American Airlines sent out tweets today announcing that they will no longer be shipping shark fins....
Posted: Tue Apr 7, 2015 12:38PM
textEndangered Hammerhead Shark Fins Exported from Costa Rica, Touch Down Illegally in U.S. by Joanna Nasar
Conservation groups PRETOMA and Turtle Island Restoration Network and have found evidence that hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) are being exported from Costa Rican ports and flown to plates in Hong Kong by way of stop-overs on U.S. soil....
Posted: Mon Apr 6, 2015 11:18AM
textEndangered Gulf of Mexico Sea Turtles Splash into Jindal’s Presidential Bid by Joanna Nasar
Conservation groups are taking a hard look at Gov. Bobby Jindal’s environmental record in advance of his expected campaign announcement in June. Turtle Island Restoration Network published an op-ed this week in the Houston Chronicle highlighting how Jindal has failed to protect the endangered sea turtles in his home state of Louisiana....
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:45AM
textHawaii Green Sea Turtles Remain ‘Threatened’ Despite Petitioners Efforts to Delist by Joanna Nasar
Climate Change, Development & Hawaii Longline Fishery Listed as Threats to Population...
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:53PM
imageJuvenile Green Sea Turtle ‘Gina’ Migrates Over 310 Miles from Cocos Island to Golfo Dulce
by Joanna Nasar
First evidence of habitat connectivity accomplished by collaborative tagging efforts (Photos and Map Available)....
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:46AM
textFacebook Racially Profiles Native American Traditional Last Names by Mike Raccoon Eyes Kinney
Native Advocate Mike Raccoon Eyes Kinney discusses the racial profiling by Facebook against Native Americans, who use their traditional Native last names on Facebook and then deactivate their accounts claiming that are NOT Natives and are using phony, bogus last names....
Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:49PM
textIt Is Time For Native People To Resolve Our Own Issues And Problems-By Mike Raccoon Eyes by Mike Raccoon Eyes
It Is Time For Native People To Resolve Our Own Issues And Problems....
Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:51PM
textTechnology and More Than 32,000 Square Miles of Area Closures Will Safeguard Atlantic Blue by Joanna Nasar
After five years of work by Turtle Island, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and our partners, NOAA Fisheries officially announced new, stricter regulations for the U.S. Atlantic bluefin tuna fishery....
Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:42AM
textInternational Conservation Movement Calls on Chile & Peru to Protect Silky Sharks by Joanna Nasar
This year a record number of threatened shark species will be granted greater international protections at the United Nation's 11th Meeting of the Conference of Parties, but silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis) could be left out of this historic global movement if Chile and Peru continue to oppose their protection....
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 5:42PM
textTurtle Island Helps Gain Protections for a Record Number of Sharks Through the Convention by Joanna Nasar
Banner Day for Shark Conservation: A record number of threatened shark species, including scalloped hammerhead sharks and thresher sharks, will be granted greater international protections in part due to Turtle Island Restoration Network’s efforts at the 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties in Quito, Ecuador....
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 7:34AM
textTurtle Island Attends Convention on Migratory Species by Joanna Nasar
Turtle Island Attends Historic Convention on Migratory Species to Promote the Record Number of Protections Proposed for Sharks, Rays & Marine Mammals...
Posted: Tue Nov 4, 2014 4:32PM
imageConstituents Demand Protection for Louisiana Sea Turtles
by Joanna Nasar
Turtle Island Restoration Network Calls Gov. Jindal’s Environmental Record Called into Question. Over 7,000 Petitions Delivered to Gov. Jindal Today....
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:32AM
textHigh Numbers of Sea Turtles, Whales and Seabirds Die in Hawaii Tuna Longline Fishery by Todd Steiner
An estimated eight sea turtles, including four critically endangered Leatherback sea turtles were killed, and eight false killer whales were injured in the last three months by the Hawaii tuna longline fishery, according to the National Marines Fisheries Service newest report....
Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:49AM
textTurtle Island Partners with Consumer Reports to Warn Seafood Eaters About Mercury by Joanna Nasar
Turtle Island Restoration Network Partners with Consumer Reports to Warn Seafood Eaters to Avoid Tuna & Swordfish....
Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:53PM
textGreen Sea Turtle ‘Sanjay’ Makes Historic Migration by Joanna Nasar
Sanjay, a male endangered green sea turtle, made history when he completed his 14-day migration from the Cocos Island Marine National Park in Costa Rica to the Galapagos Marine Reserve in Ecuador. Sanjay is the first turtle to directly link these two protected marine areas, proving the connectivity of the Eastern Tropical Pacific as well as the importance of protecting migration routes....
Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:43PM
textObama Administration Agrees to Stronger Protections for Salmon From Pesticides by Joanna Nasar
A coalition of advocates for alternatives to pesticides, conservation organizations, and fishing groups have reached a significant agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The agreement restores reasonable no-spray buffer zones to protect salmon and steelhead from five broad-spectrum insect killers – diazinon, chlorpyrifos, malathion, carbaryl, and methomyl....
Posted: Wed Jun 4, 2014 4:48PM
textInternational Climate Report: Cutting Meat Consumption Key to Reducing Emissions by Center for Biological Diversity
TUCSON, Ariz.— The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report today highlights the increasing threat from rising global meat and dairy consumption to limiting global warming, especially as the world population continues to grow....
Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:37PM
textCourt Asked to Uphold California Ban on Cruelly Produced Eggs by The Humane Society
An attempt by six states to overturn a California law that requires more humane treatment of egg-laying hens and higher food safety standards will face legal opposition from The Humane Society of the United States. In papers filed with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, The HSUS is seeking to file a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that would overturn AB 1437, a law that stops the sale of eggs from hens confined in inhumane battery cages by the start of next year. The ...
Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:45PM
imageOcean Heat Content continues rise with global warming
by Takver - Climate IMC
Ocean heat content has continued rising in the last 12 months to December 2013 according to NOAA. This is observed in the top 700 meters of depth, as well as down to 2000 meters depth....
Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:13AM
imageDark Money - Who funds Climate Change Deniers in the United States?
by Takver - Climate IMC
A new peer reviewed study exposes the major sources of funding of climate deniers in the United States and methods developed more recently to hide this funding as 'dark money'. The study was done by Robert J Brulle, a professor of sociology and environmental science at Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences and published in Climatic Change....
Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:19PM