Have you heard of ghost poaching? The term outlines how hard controlling and regulating existing laws and MPAs (Marine Protected Areas) actually is.
Let’s look at an example: In 2017, authorities investigated a Chinese ship that was passing through the Galapagos Marine Reserve. On board they made a shocking find (likely to be one of the biggest seizures of sharks in the history of the Galapagos): ~135 metric tons of shark meat, including meat from endangered and threatened species (like scallop hammerhead and silky). No commercial fishing is allowed in the Galapagos Marine Reserve which is also routinely and heavily monitored. However, due to the sheer size of the area and limited resources, it’s hard for the Galapagos to always protect its vast ecosystem.
The good news: the captain got 3 years in prison (the 16 crew members got 1) and the Chinese ship got ordered to pay $6mil for environmental damages to the Galapagos National Park Directorate. The bad news: the case showed the world how complex tracking smugglers really is.
After further investigation, it was determined that the suspect ship was not even the fishing vessel, but only a carrier vessel for the meat gathered by smaller ships. These smaller ships exploit an international law that requires all large transport vehicles to have a form of GPS. Due to the fact that these smaller vessels do not commercially transport anything, they don’t need to have GPS - making tracking them nearly impossible. This is where the term “ghost poaching” comes in - the small vessels are literally invisible on radar.
The capture of this ship highlights the ongoing problem of illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing that occurs on a daily basis even in the world’s most protected waters. Many questions still remain unanswered: where was the ship heading? Who was making money here? Who were the fishermen and where did they catch the sharks? Catching the vessel was pure chance and there are thousands of these ships roaming the waters without getting caught!... (caption continued in comment section)
A mob of men chase a young bull elephant on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, Odisha. A herd of 22 wild elephants trapped in this human-dominated landscape have become the subject of much amusement for young men in the area who taunt and chase the gentle giants for sport. A campaign titled Giant Refugees highlighted the herd’s suffering and created a global outcry in 2017. However, it evoked only superficial promises of action from the Odisha government and the herd’s status remains the same. Photo credit: Karan Tejpal #india #letlive #saveelephants #wildlife #respectwildlife #animalrights
PLEASE stop supporting any events where people use animals for entertainment ! Circuses, zoos, aquariums, dog fighting, hunting, fishing, horse racing, bullfighting… all of these practices keep animals in captivity and use them against their will for human entertainment. ... it’s not right. #letlive #captivitykills #saveanimals #savewildlife #compassionforall
Yummy mommy diaries.. Feeling all summerish#letlive
Sometimes in life you come to a point where you look back and it hits you hard.
Sit tight. Relax. And think about how you've spent your life. Is it actually how you wanted it to be? Have you achieved what you wanted? Most importantly are you happy? Think. Think hard. And see what needs to be changed.
If there's a need try and change your life NOW. Remember that there's nothing that can't be fixed.
If you want to fly on the sky you have to leave the earth. If you need to move forward, you need to let go of the past that drags you down.
My goal for the coming year is to focus on myself and my kids. To do what is good for me and for once to stop thinking about everyone around me. So think sooner and correct your lifestyle. There is still a ray of light you can follow and the time will pass. It always does. It gets better. With time. Everything heals.
Keep your head up high and move on. Breathe. Live and let live 🙏🙌🙆☺ #live #letlive #light #findaway #motivation #moveon #forward #skyhigh #lovemyself #lovelife #instafollowers #instagram #instalife #liketolike #followtofollow #f2f #hopping #happiness #hoppinghappiness #bloggingmom #momblogger #workingmom #lifewithkids
I don't care what no one say! Amy's vegan mac and cheese is the best mac and cheese I have ever tasted!!
I have "Let Go" tattooed on my hand as a gentle reminder that the act of letting go can be one of the most loving actions you can do not only for someone else but for yourself. No matter if that is letting go of an object, a concept, a person, or a past trauma or a feeling. How do you let go? So many methods and therapies that can assist with this. At the end of the day it's the mind, heart and the soul that has to release and let go of whatever your wanting or needing to let go. It can be so very hard to do this. But at the same time one of the most loving things you can do for yourself and/or someone else when done with good intent. 💕
#lettinggo #loving #letlive #bodymindsoul #itsok #release #lifemoveson #truelove #goodintentions
It’s who you’re sharing your s’mores with that counts. ‘Tis the season of being inclusive not exclusive.
BRKN/Winter merch is on sale from Friday. 15% discount available for anybody who buys a ticket for the Banbury show online.
This is a limited item, we are not planning to reprint it!
It's safe to say I'm a huge @mrjasonaalon
fan. You will not see a better, more passionate front man. Never disappoints. Can't wait to see @fever333
live. Hopefully sooner rather than later! Huge thanks to war against records for adding a test press to my collection! 😊👌🙏💽🎛️💽
Meet the Charming girl #Kusum_Shrestha
, from #Biratnagar #Morang #Nepal
, who is very strong and bold as well as beauty with brain.
She says that Smiles is the factor that changes our mood that determine our strength and can determine our life and smiling makes person healthier. Really it said that when people smile they became healthier and can never go on depression.
And few lines from the girl herself. Hope it will inspire and motivate you; "I'm doing modeling right now. Before when I had wished to be in this profession even my parents were not supportive. I went against of them and go for my dream to prove that me and my dream was not wrong. On those spans I really had to face unwanted rumors and insults. Before I used to study in #Illam
, most of my friends and others too used to make me as a joke when I told them about my passion. But afterward I came to Biratnagar and started modeling. Right now I'm achieving somthing and yet to achieve more. Those who had made fun of me are now sending me messages by congratulating on my success. Even my parents are being supportive now. More than money i have earned the self respect.
Thank you @shareyoursmileofficial
for giving me this opportunity to pour the words of my heart. Really if I had not struggled, if I had stopped dreaming, if I had not loved my life and if I had changed my way because of those insults then I wouldn't have been what am I now. So have a patience, be true, have a dedication to your work and be hopeful with positive thoughts. I'm sure the you will achieve more though you suffer.
#smile #smileaday #sayyestolife #loveyourself #loveothers #respect #rise #inspire #motivate #encourage #tolive #letlive #support #help #dreams #shareyoursmile
It's truly something unique when you do things for you, and no one else. At the end of the day people are in misery bc of whatever pain they went through, but it's our own individual job to mend ourselves. Forgiveness is one of the most powerful things one can freely grant to people, not for anyone else but themselves. Forgive yourself, forgive others to be truly free. I'll be damned if I chain myself to something that doesn't serve me in any positive way. #Letgo #Letlive #LetGod #forgiveness #selflove