People in the tourism industry and many other Belizeans are concerned about what an oil spill in the middle of the reef would do to one of the world's natural wonders and to the future of Belize as a tourist destination.
As a Spaniard, I'm proud of our seafood tradition. As a mother, I'm worried. There's a downside to our seafood habit: studies have shown that the mercury level in our blood is 10 times the average level in the U.S. and in other countries.
Observing these spectacular animals in the wild is a wake-up call that sharks around the world need our help. Sharks are hunted ferociously for their fins. Millions are killed every year, the result being that many species are now threatened with extinction.
Our fear of sharks is simply irrational considering that you are more likely to be killed by a toaster than a shark. Unfortunately, we tend to fear what we do not understand. The fact is, we should be scared FOR sharks, not of them.
What if the fish you find in the market isn't what you think it is? According to a new report by Oceana, U.S. consumers are frequently served a completely different fish species than the one they paid for.
We need to do a better job at making nature relevant to everyone, demonstrating that taking much better care of lands and water is not a luxury but a necessity. Ted's book goes a long way in doing that.
"I don't want to live in a world where I could say to my daughter, 'There used to be turtles that swam in the ocean,'" says actress Angela Kinsey about her involvement in a new series of PSA's for the nonprofit Oceana.
One of the world's smallest nations has made a monumental decision for the oceans. As of today, Belize is one of the first countries in the world to institute a complete and permanent ban on trawling in all of its waters.