New reservoir increases water security on Majuro

Majuro, the main atoll in the Marshall Islands, witnessed the opening of its newly renovated reservoir on 2nd April, in a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by the nation’s president Christopher Loeak. The opening represented the culmination of several years’ work by … Continue reading

Echoing the call for swift, concentrated and global action on climate change

A new report released yesterday by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) paints the starkest picture yet of the extreme challenges facing our planet as a direct result of climate change. The Director General of the Secretariat of the … Continue reading

Indonesia Sees Value In Manta Ray Tourism

Indonesia is now the world’s largest sanctuary for manta rays, after officials were persuaded by evidence that the gentle giants known for delighting tourists are worth more alive than dead. The government on Friday announced that manta rays within the … Continue reading

Whales win one: Will Japan abide by ban?

On Monday the World Court in the Hague ruled that Japan’s “scientific” whale-hunting was baloney. It ordered Japan to revoke its “scientific research” permits to all its ships, effectively tying Japan’s fleet to the dock and silencing the cannons and … Continue reading

A quarter of sharks and rays threatened with extinction

A quarter of the world’s sharks and rays are threatened with extinction according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, with ray species found to be at a higher risk than sharks. The findings are part of the first … Continue reading