Tippets: Saving Golden Mahseers, Sunscreen and Coral Reefs, Zinke Proposes Shrinking Nationwide Monuments

  • For fly anglers, the golden mahseer is a legendary and unique fish. The species faces threats from a number of fronts, from air pollution and overfishing to shrinking migratory vary, and is now thought-about endangered. Within the Royal Manas Nationwide Park, “a brand new catch-and-release ecotourism website established by WWF and the federal government of Bhutan guarantees to learn the enduring fish, in addition to tigers, by creating livelihood alternatives for individuals within the area.” Learn “Can accountable fly fishing save tigers within the Himalayas?” By way of WWF.        
  • Chemical compounds and micro-particles in sunscreens are inflicting extreme injury to coral reefs. “Swimmers go away almost eight million kilos of sunscreen within the oceans yearly.” Oxybenzone, a chemical in almost all sunscreens, “causes critical injury to coral reefs, together with structural deformations, compromised DNA, and awakening viruses that bleach huge stretches of reef.” Learn extra, together with ideas for reef-safe options, on this article by way of Journey Journal.
  • A doc not too long ago obtained by the Washington Submit reveals suggestions by Inside Secretary Ryan Zinke to cut back the dimensions of 4 land-based monuments: “Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah, Gold Butte in Nevada, and Cascade-Siskiyou in Oregon. He would additionally cut back the dimensions of the Pacific Distant Islands and Rose Atoll monuments.” Learn extra from Steve Casimiro by way of Journey Journal.

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