Originally published in Sustainable Fisheries. Author Emily De Sousa The talk of the ocean world is Seaspiracy, a Netflix Original film produced by the same team responsible for Cowspiracy and What the Health. Like those two previous films, Seaspiracy is full of misinformation and has been panned by actual experts. Others have already addressed the racist and xenophobic undertones of the… Continue reading The science of Seaspiracy
USA & UK, global The eponymous Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) was founded in 1977 to protect chimps and their habitats. Ever since it has pursued other animal rights and related environmental and educational causes. But its most famous and, arguably, most prestigious project remains focused on the Gombe Stream Research Centre in Tanzania, which was… Continue reading Jane Goodall Institute
[EXERPT SAMPLE] The Massachusetts Audubon Society dates back to 1896, when it was founded to protect waterbirds. Within a few years, similar Audubon Societies were established across the breadth of the United States of America. And in 1905, the different groups formed a national organization known as the National Association of Audubon Societies for the Protection of Wild Birds and Animals (National Audubon Society since 1940). Though, to this day, its network of local chapters operates largely autonomously.
Gland, Switzerland The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) was founded in 1961 by IUCN, supported by naturalists and conservationists linked to The Society for the Preservation of Fauna in the Empire and British Nature Conservancy. Its stated mission is to ‘conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth’. … Continue reading World Wide Fund for Nature
Cambridge, UK TRAFFIC International (TRAFFIC) was established in 1976 by WWF and IUCN. Its mission is to ‘ensure that the trade in wild plants and animals does not pose a threat to the conservation of nature’. TRAFFIC was designed to support CITES’ regulations by providing, in James Compton’s words, ‘impartial analysis of wildlife trade issues’,… Continue reading Traffic international – the wildlife monitoring network