Marine mammals

Marine protected areas suffer from lack of funds, staff

Lack of staffing and budget resources risks having many under-resourced, poorly-performing marine protected areas, a new study concludes.

22 March 2017

Sea otters ahead of dolphins in using tools

Sea otters may have been using stone tools for thousands or even millions of years, according to scientists. 

 BBC 

22 March 2017

A Silver Lining for Whales & Dolphins

Whales, dolphins and porpoises are among the most fascinating and iconic creatures on our planet.

20 March 2017

Les pêcheries néo-zéalandaises condamnent le dauphin de Maui

Il ne reste plus qu'une soixantaine de dauphins de Maui aujourd'hui, contre 2000 en 1970. Si rien n'est fait d'ici cinq ans, il sera trop tard pour les sauver.

17 March 2017

Mort d'un des derniers marsouins de Californie

Un bébé de l'espèce de cétacé la plus menacée au monde a été retrouvé sur une plage mexicaine. Il ne reste plus que 30 individus.

17 March 2017

25 Jahre ASCOBANS-Abkommen: Rettet die Kleinwale!

Die UNO feiert das Jubiläum zum Schutz der Kleinwale. Der "deutsche" Schweinswal in der Ostsee feiert nicht mit. Denn er ist noch immer bedroht.

17 March 2017

Kleine Wale, kleine Schritte

Das UN-Abkommen zum Schutz der Kleinwale wird 25 Jahre alt. Im Langen Eugen in Bonn arbeitet Heidrun Frisch-Nwakanma am Erhalt der Meeressäuger-Bestände

17 March 2017

Saving Sea Cows Helps Ensure Human Food Security

Abu Dhabi, 16 March 2017 – Twenty-three countries agreed to enhance efforts to help local communities to better protect dugongs, also known as sea cows, and their seagrass habitats. The endangered species, which is primarily threatened by entanglement in fishing gear, collision with boats and habitat loss, occurs across the East coast of Africa, South-East Asia, Pacific Islands and Australia. Government officials, and the world’s leading dugong and seagrass experts, met this week in Abu Dhabi to discuss solutions to stop the rapid decline of dugongs and the seagrass meadows where they live.

16 March 2017

Millions of single-use plastic soft drink bottles sold every year, report shows

A survey of five of the six biggest soft drinks firms found just 7% of throwaway plastic bottles are made from recycled materials.

15 March 2017