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Canada: Vancouver Aquarium will no longer keep whales, dolphins in captivity
The Vancouver Aquarium is giving up its fight to keep whales and dolphins in captivity, saying the heated public debate on the issue is hindering its conservation work.
Staff at the non-profit attraction learned Thursday morning of the decision to end the cetacean program, according to CEO John Nightingale.
Full story at www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-aquarium-will-no-longer-keep-whales-dolphins-in...
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1 day ago ·
Myanmar to target illegal charcoal trade with China
A 2017 investigative report by Mongabay uncovered a booming illicit trade in charcoal to China from Myanmar.
At least 14,000 soccer fields worth of Myanmar’s forests are destroyed a year to feed China’s appetite for the illegal product.
Myanmar officials now say they have seized almost 5,000 tons of charcoal and will continue to crack down on the trade.
Full story at news.mongabay.com/2018/01/myanmar-to-target-illegal-charcoal-trade-with-china/
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2 days ago ·
EIA and our partners in the Microbeads Coalition are delighted our successful campaign for a UK microbeads ban has been shortlisted for the Ocean Awards 2018!
Read the latest from the Coalition at ht.ly/Y9ai30hSvna
#oceans #plastic #pollution #microbeads Greenpeace UK Fauna & Flora International Marine Conservation Society Boat International ... See MoreSee Less
3 days ago ·