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.
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.
While images of oiled wildlife and beaches hit us in the gut there's another reason why it's time to stop drilling for oil in our oceans. It might not have a face or feathers, but it's just as important.