More and more people within and outside of thetuna industryare finally realizing that their business depends on sustaining fish populations. To truly transform an industry riddled with ocean destruction and labor abuse,Thai Unionand its global brands likeChicken of the Seamust stand up and fight for real reform in the industry.
They must stop using poorly regulated and destructive fishing methods that needlessly killvulnerable marine wildlife. No one wants to buy tuna with a side of sea turtle or shark.
SCIENTIFIC NAME:Thalurania watertonii POPULATION: 1,000 – 2,500 IUCN STATUS: Endangered TREND: Decreasing HABITAT: Lowland humid forests, plantations, and parks
Like its mythological namesake, the beautiful Long-tailed Woodnymph is a creature of forests — in this case, eastern Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, a tremendously diverse habitat home to hundreds of bird species. Many of these, including Seven-colored Tanager, Banded Cotinga, andPin-tailed Manakin, are found nowhere else.
The endangered Long-tailed Woodnymph is just one of many of Brazil’s birds that are threatened byhabitat lossas forests give way to sugarcane fields, coffee plantations, and other agriculture.
More than 250 bird species will benefit from a recent expansion of the Tanagers Reserve in Colombia, a country with more avian species than any other country in the world.
Among the species documented at the reserve are the Gold-Ginged Tanager, an endangered bird with a global population estimated to number as few as 600 adults and known to inhabit only five locations worldwide.Read more