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Why we’re slowly losing our marine world






As a Travel Writer, I’m lucky to visit far-flung places. I’ve explored my way through bustling cities, hiked along glaciers and been swimming in some of the world’s beautiful seas. Sadly, it’s something I hear regularly from locals. ‘The reef has been bleached,’ they say with a shrug. ‘Hardly any life left.’ What does that […]

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An almost dried up farmer's watering hole on a farm near Shepper Adaptation

The A to Z of Climate Change






Climate change can be a complicated and confusing topic.  For many people it seems abstract and irrelevant to their lives, but with so many species, habitats and people being impacted it’s becoming ever more important to engage with. To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of International Literacy Day, I’m sharing my A-Z of climate change, covering […]

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Fisherman in Lamu ©Rika Theron

Giving fisherfolk training for sustaining in Lamu






Fish stocks in Lamu seascape are the most abundant and robust for coral reefs in Kenya. Located at the southern end of the Somali upwelling, the nutrient rich waters of Lamu seascape provide the optimal conditions for Kenya’s best stocks of pelagic (open ocean), demersal (near or at the bottom of a body of water) […]

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Yellowfin tuna shoal, Pacific Ocean, Mexico. Copyright: Jürgen Freund WWF-Canon World Tuna Day

Don’t skipjack, keep your Bigeye on the yellowfin






Many of us will be familiar with the different species of tuna that are traded internationally in cans, fresh, frozen steaks and sushi. However, the importance of tuna is far greater than as a filling in a sandwich with mayo. Fishing for tuna is carried out in the tropical and sub-tropical waters of the world […]

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Panda balloon Brighton Earth Hour © Tristan Fewings / WWF-UK

10 reasons why we should all care about climate change






We’re all concerned about climate change, but when it looks liek a probleml for future generations, you ask yourself, ‘will cliamte change even affect me?’ No matter what you care about, climate change is already affecting our world today. While we still have time to limit the worst impact, here are ten great reasons to […]

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A grey seal swims in the sea beneath some cliffs

Don’t hold your breath!






Can you remember as a child being so excited about something that you found yourself holding your breath? Well I feel like I’ve been holding my breath every day for weeks now, as we wait to hear the government’s announcement of new marine protected areas – so-called Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) – to protect some […]

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