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  • A Long Day

    Monday, February 25 7 AM: I am heading to Panama this morning from Costa Rica to see what is happening with the proposal to capture wild dolphins for captive display. I am very concerned that the government will go ahead and approve this petition in spite of expert opinion recommending that it be suspended. Randy Wells, a conservation biologist at the Chicago Zoological Society and a world recognized expert on dolphins who has been at the forefront of dolphin…

  • Get rid of those stinky cleaners!

    by Anca I know I've mentioned this in passing before, but it's such an important and easy thing to do that I've decided to devote a whole entry to it. Why so much emphasis on household cleaners? Quite a few reasons: Over 90% of all reported poisonings in America occur at home- the leading reported cause is household cleaners. Cleaning products are not regulated and are full off chemicals. Many have ingredients that have hormone disruptors,…

  • 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…