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  • Wild dolphins belong in the wild. Period.

    I am leaving tomorrow for Central America and will be in Panama next week to talk with policy makers, NGOs, and the media about a proposed project to capture up to 80 wild dolphins for display in a local water park. Imagine that—80 dolphins. Dolphin populations in the Eastern Tropical Pacific (the coastal region that stretches from the west coast of Mexico down to Ecuador) have been decimated over the years by harmful tuna fishing practices. Even…

  • Green Your Valentine

    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and whether you have a special date, want to treat a friend, or are single and plan on treating yourself to something beautiful and/or sweet, there are lots of earth-friendly choices out there. Personally, I think Valentine’s Day is a commercial holiday, but I won’t say no to a box of chocolates or some beautiful flowers (hint, hint). So, whether you’re pro- or anti-V Day, here…

  • Rangiroa

    I recently returned from Rangiroa, an atoll that is part of the French Polynesian islands. This is an area that is well known for scuba diving and we were definitely not disappointed! We saw dozens of sharks, enormous eagle rays swimming in formation, sea turtles, dolphins and their babies, huge schools of fish and a giant moray eel! It is a rare privilege to be able to experience such a vibrance and diversity of marine life anywhere in the world and serves as a…

  • The Shark Alliance

    I just got back from Paris where I spoke at the launch of the Shark Alliance and was SO thrilled with the response people had. It was cold and rainy and people still made the effort to come hear about the global shark crisis. I am so passionate about this issue and it was fantastic to see how people terrorized by Jaws actually became concerned for the continued survival of these amazing animals. Even my brother Philippe, who came with me and already knows a lot about…

  • Pesticides don’t just hurt pests

    by Anca If you're running after that ant with a can of pesticide, think twice before spraying it. Pesticides affect not only the insects we want out of our house, yard, or food, but they also affect our health. According to a Center for Disease Control study, 90% of people tested had 5 to 16 pesticides in their bodies and most of the 11-year-olds tested had four times the amount deemed acceptable by the EPA. Since 80% of contact with pesticides happens indoors,…