Marine mammals

Handel mit Flusspferd-Zähnen gerät außer Kontrolle

Die Jagd auf Elfenbein wird reglementiert, deshalb geraten andere Tiere in die Schusslinie: Flusspferde.

03 March 2018

North Atlantic right whales may face extinction after no new births recorded

Declining fertility and rising mortality, exacerbated by fishing industry, prompts experts to warn whales could be extinct by 2040

26 February 2018

Die vielen Tode des Atlantischen Nordkapers

Der Atlantische Nordkaper wurde so intensiv bejagt, dass ihn auch Fangverbote wohl nicht mehr retten können. Ein Forscher auf Cape Cod dokumentiert, wie die Letzten ihrer Art zugrunde gehen.

26 February 2018

First evidence that seals can consume microplastics via their prey

Microplastics can transfer up the food chain from fish to top predators, such as seals, reveals new research by Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), University of Exeter and the Cornish Seal Sanctuary

22 February 2018

Debt for dolphins: Seychelles creates huge marine parks in world-first finance scheme

An innovative exchange of sovereign debt for marine conservation, backed by the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, could pave the way to saving large swaths of the world’s oceans

22 February 2018

Canada to introduce mandatory reporting of whale interactions this year

DFO is also considering temporary closures for fishing grounds where significant numbers of whales are present

19 February 2018

Five dugongs wash up on Saadiyat beach in 'harsh blow' for the species

The mammals probably died after getting entangled in Illegal fishing nets known as hiyali, Environment Agency Abu Dhabi believes

17 February 2018

Increased efforts to save rare harbour porpoise

Mexico plans to protect the harbour porpoise - an endemic Mexican species in danger of extinction

15 February 2018