“Gillnets are ubiquitous because they are inexpensive and catch everything that passes them. This work is exciting because it provides a practical solution increasing gillnets' selectivity and avoiding their bycatch,” said WCS's Hoyt Peckham.
The science is clear. Our health and well-being and that of the planet are one and the same. Zoonoses account for the vast majority of emerging infectious diseases, write WCS's Christian Walzer, Susan Lieberman, and Arnaud Goessens.
The global community must recognize the vital role that coral reefs play in creating a sustainable ocean economy and fighting the worst effects of climate change, write Peter Thomson, Abdulla Naseer, and WCS's Susan Lieberman.
The forests of the Congo Basin are among the most biodiverse in the world. But as the region’s cities grow, the demand for forest bushmeat is threatening food sources for indigenous communities and endangered pangolins and monkeys.