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By ALLAN TUDOR Strange eyes, odd sex lives and the ability to breathe out of water: the latest arrivals at Living Coasts, Torquay, are among the most peculiar fish on the planet.
Shrimp ponds have become the most recognizable symbol of coastal degradation in Trang, a southwestern Thai province bordering the Andaman Sea. Shrimp thrive in brackish waters that are also home to mangroves, or "rainforests by the sea."
The cultivation of shrimp and fish in tropical coastal areas is often described as an environmentally friendly way to alleviate poverty, but in fact this cultivation has negative consequences for both the local population and the environment.
A popular game fish mistaken by scientists is actually a new species discovered among the reefs of the Abrolhos region of the South Atlantic Ocean.
By Clarence Fernandez KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Environmental regulation of shrimp farming operations across Asia takes a major step forward next month, when the U.N. food agency considers adoption of a set of tougher industry guidelines published on Tuesday.
By Clarence Fernandez KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's scramble for rich country status threatens its mangroves unless the government puts teeth in its plans to protect the rich wetlands that offer a home to marine life and help block extreme weather.
Conservationists here worry that relentless real estate encroachment could push the kalbaensis subspecies into extinction.
By Ed Stoddard ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - Conservationists called for urgent action to protect Africa's fragile environment on Saturday, saying it was crucial to many people's survival.
By Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The destruction of the world's wetlands is exacerbating global disasters such as floods and famines and is a potential source of conflict in volatile regions, environmentalists said on Thursday.
Costs of safeguarding the world's fast-disappearing coral reefs and mangroves are small compared to the benefits they provide from tourism to fisheries, the U.N. Environment Program (UNEP) said on Tuesday.
The Beach Stone-curlew (Esacus giganteus) also known as the Beach Thick-knee, is a species of bird found in Australia and the islands of South-east Asia. It is a resident of undisturbed open beaches, exposed reefs, mangroves, and tidal sand flats. Its large range includes coastal eastern Australia as far south as far eastern Victoria, the northern Australian coast and nearby islands, New Guinea, New Caledonia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. It is uncommon through most of its range....
The Madagascar Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis bernieri), is a species of bird from the Threskiornithidae family. It is found in Madagascar and Seychelles. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, estuarine waters, intertidal flats, and coastal saline lagoons. The Madagascar Sacred Ibis is threatened due to habitat loss.