Wisdom – America’s Oldest Wild Bird Survived Tsunami That Hit Midway Atoll

The devistating earthquake that hit Japan also spread across the Pacific, wrecking havoc on the small flat islands of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. A few weeks ago we brought you the story of Wisdom, the oldest known wild bird in the US, a Laysan albatross raising her newest chick on Midway Island. The tsunami sent … Continue reading Wisdom – America’s Oldest Wild Bird Survived Tsunami That Hit Midway Atoll

A new fish meal – made from flies

“The rich are already consuming the water of the thirsty, eating the food of the hungry and burning the fuel of the cold. What shall we conjure up next for the poor?” – Jason Drew, international businessman, serial entrepreneur   Jason Drew is an international businessman and serial entrepreneur who, having retired early after two … Continue reading A new fish meal – made from flies

Sylvia Earle: Oceans at risk because of ‘luxury tastes’

The world renowned American oceanographer, Sylvia Earle, is convinced that our seas, and therefore our planet, are in grave peril. But how can she convince the world to take notice of a global threat which is invisible to most of us?  She spoke to Stephen Sackur at the Editorial Intelligence conference in Portmeirion, in North … Continue reading Sylvia Earle: Oceans at risk because of ‘luxury tastes’

‘Oldest bird in US’ raises chick

In June 2006 President George W. Bush designated Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument thanks to advocacy by MCBI. We are now advising NOAA and USFWS on the development of monument management plans. Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, also referred to as the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, is home to millions of seabirds, an incredible diversity of coral reef … Continue reading ‘Oldest bird in US’ raises chick

Green Coalition Issues Blueprint for Wise Environmental Investment

The annual “Green Budget” report, delivered to Congress today by 35 organizations (including Marine Conservation Biology Institute), details wise environmental investments as the Federal government struggles to balance the budget. The Green Budget recommendations benefit America’s health, safety, energy and economic sectors. They also have the ability to enhance public welfare, accelerate the growth of … Continue reading Green Coalition Issues Blueprint for Wise Environmental Investment

Costa Rica Creates New Marine Park Larger than Yellowstone

We are celebrating the establishment of a new large marine protected area in the Pacific waters of Costa Rica, protecting the waters and seamounts around Shark Island. The marine protected area is larger than Yellowstone National Park and provides critical habitat to hammerhead sharks and leatherback sea turtles. It’s one of the first marine protected … Continue reading Costa Rica Creates New Marine Park Larger than Yellowstone