Tag: conservation

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Some thoughts on WWF’s Living Planet Report

WWF’s Living Planet report has great potential to be a valuable policy tool going forward. We hope it leads to widespread terrestrial protections and progressive development policies that enable people to live dignified lives alongside nature. We wish it had a better press release and covered the ocean in a different way.

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What is the Global Footprint of Fishing?

Scientists are getting closer to figuring out how much of the world’s ocean is fished, but discrepancies in the scale and interpretation of data are producing wildly different answers with contrasting conservation implications.

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Eating Plants & Seafood

Conscious eating can and should include several different kinds of food. A plant-based diet has lower impact relative to a standard diet that includes lots of animal protein, but a diet that includes fish can have as low, or even lower impact.

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A closer look at the environmental costs of food

The relationship between food and environment is one of the most important conservation issues in the anthropocene. Comparing and quantifying environmental impacts of different foods is important to guide agricultural policy and empower consumer choice. A new paper does just that.

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