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Marine conservation news

It’s beyond time for the Faroese grindadráp hunts to stop

The grindadráp or grind, as it’s usually called, is a hunting method created by the Vikings over 1,000 years ago, which the Faroese have preserved as a part of their culture. This archaic tradition consists of driving entire pods of small cetaceans (mainly long-finned pilot whales, which belong to the dolphin family, and Atlantic white-sided dolphins) to shore, where they face a painful death.

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Disinformation swells against high seas marine reserves

Birds on the African-Eurasian flyway are disappearing. Despite cross-continental governmental co-operations protecting both their winter breeding and summer feeding grounds, these massive aerial migrations continue to dwindle. Many birds are dying somewhere in between, in unregulated areas in the Arabian Peninsula, where as many as 4.6 million are shot from the skies every year. Protected areas can’t save migratory species who leave their boundaries.

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Ocean plastic pollution is expected to grow fourfold by 2050

Ocean plastic pollution is expected to grow fourfold by 2050, and by 2100 there could be 50 times more microplastics. Many species are being pushed to the brink of extinction, with 88% of marine species negatively impacted by plastic pollution. It’s estimated that up to 90% of seabirds and over 50% of sea turtles ingest plastic. 

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