This is the second year we celebrate Juneteenth as a national holiday in the United States. So while the historical events from Galveston are now known to many, this Juneteenth, I have been reflecting on how many other locations around the country have diverse stories to tell of the momentous event of the Emancipation Proclamation in our national history.
In the wild west, there’s a new outlaw in town…join guest blogger Madi Richardson on a journey to Yellowstone National Park.
The west coast of the United States is home to numerous important fisheries, however, most of the time, the conversation is monopolized by a few popular species…what about one that is less well known?
How much do you know about some of the world’s most valuable fishes?
With Guest Blogger Ben Ikenson, explore how the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and partners are managing the ‘menace of bullfrogs’ to protect habitats for threatened and endangered native fish and frogs…
Though they are not explicitly mentioned, inland fisheries make substantial contributions towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly No Poverty (SDG 1), Zero Hunger (SDG 2), Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG 6), Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12) and Life on Land (SDG 15).
Together we can make sure that stories of amazing migratory freshwater species are being told, through newspapers, social media and television. Together we can make sure that policymakers see the urgency AND the potential of all the positive energy of people who are ready to restore.
“Bend it like Beckham.” Except the goal here doesn’t involve a soccer ball but an Emergency Recovery Plan to change the trajectory of freshwater biodiversity loss.
The common narrative of the shark fin trade only tells the sharks’ side of the story. Here, guest blogger Kylie Holub discusses the human side of the shark fin trade…
With Frozen II, Disney has created a new generation of kids who will understand why removing old, derelict dams creates positive consequences for the environment and people.
It’s time to dispose of the trash fish label when it comes to native species
The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) recently released its Global Assessment. Broadly, the report finds that nature (marine, aquatic, and terrestrial systems) is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history.
Big-budget nature documentaries are chronically ignoring freshwater biodiversity relative to terrestrial and marine systems…
Throughout North America, ongoing resource management and restoration projects aim to conserve Chinook Salmon because their populations have been threatened by many ecological factors, including habitat change, high harvest rates, and hatchery influence. In contrast, these fish are known as an invasive species in the Southern Hemisphere, having been introduced (and continuing to spread) to rivers of the Patagonia and Magellan regions of Chile and Argentina…
Although dogs and cats are the most recognizable pets in the United States, did you know, freshwater fishes are the most popular pets by number?