Thursday, September 2, 2010

From the Inbox: You can save turtles!

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loggerheadSea Turtles in Trouble

Habitat destruction, both on land and in water, capture in commercial fishing gear, and pollution threaten to drive loggerheads to extinction. Human activity has endangered loggerheads existence, but you can help save them.

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Pristine Punta de Choros Protected from Coal-Fired Power Plant

Morocco Bans Driftnets

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gulfOceana in the Gulf

Earlier this month, Oceana set sail on a two month research expedition to study the damage done by the BP oil spill disaster. Oceana crew and experts will tag sharks, assess fragile ecosystems, and study underwater oil plumes.

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With just one vote a week, you can help secure $200,000 for ocean conservation. As a part of a new corporate social responsibility effort from American Express and TakePart, every three months, five charities will be chosen to each receive $200,000 in funding from American Express. The new round just opened yesterday, so vote today to help protect sharks, turtles, and your oceans.

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chilePristine Punta de Choros Protected from Coal-Fired Power Plant

Fantastic news for endangered blue whales, Humboldt penguins, and Chile! Chilean President Sebastian PiƱera persuaded Suez Energy not to build its power plant near the marine protected area of Punta de Choros. He also asked his cabinet to review all the industrial projects being considered in the country to see whether they could affect protected areas.

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driftnetMorocco Bans Driftnets

Great news in the battle against illegal fishing: Morocco has passed an amendment banning the use, possession, manufacture or sale of driftnets. Known as "curtains of death," driftnets are a type of illegal fishing gear that can be nearly 100 feet high and 12 miles long. Because they are so indiscriminate, driftnets snag whatever's in their path, including many marine mammals and other endangered species.

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