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  1. Cabo Pulmo is the northernmost coral reef in the eastern Pacific, and, at around 20,000 years old, it may be the oldest and most important reef in the American Pacific. The preservation of Cabo Pulmo is a local, national, and international success story. After decades of intense fishing had depleted Cabo Pulmo’s marine life, the local communities secured protected status for the reef from the government. In 1995, the State of Baja California Sur made Cabo Pulmo a Natural Protected Area; in 2000 Mexico dedicated it as a National Marine Park. In 2005, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site as one of the “Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California”. In 2008, Cabo Pulmo became a Ramsar International Wetlands Site.

    This video was designed as educational material and was not created for Profit Purposes as stipulated by the mission of the Gulf of California Marine Program at SIO.

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  2. Los Guardianes de los Arrecifes – Pesqueŕias sostenibles en la moskitia / The Guardians of the Reef – Sustainable fisheries in La Moskitia

    With the ban on SCUBA lobster fishing imminent, the residents of La Moskitia, Honduras, are poised to transition to a safe, sustainable, economically secure future in a fishery employing artisanal fishing practices.

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  3. Deforestation is responsible for approximately 17% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and is therefore a major contributor to climate change, but also to the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services and a direct threat to Asia’s great ape – the orangutan. Between 2005–2010, Indonesia had accelerating forest loss compared to 2000–2005 and is within the highest five countries for percentage of primary forest loss globally.

    Much of the deforestation is caused by both illegal and short-term economic gains, often undermining long-term development goals. The Orangutan Report quantifies the economic trade-offs between unsustainable and sustainable forms of land use, and considers the role of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) and broader Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes in achieving balanced conservation and development objectives.

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  4. Speechless: Nature without music or narration.

    Episode 01 - New Island, Falkland Islands
    Recorded in January 2012

    Speechless Concept:
    I want to share some of these phenomenal remote spots that I'm incredibly lucky to visit on my expeditions and make them feel as real as possible to portray the experience.

    So I've decided that maybe the best way to do this is strip down the video, with raw footage only; No music, no David Attenborough, no fancy editing and no touching up. As it was on the day.

    And maybe, with no one telling you what to think and no music to stir the emotions, maybe it will be quite refreshing, and a lot more real?

    Stay tuned for the feature documentary: Speechless : The Polar Realm

    All material © Richard Sidey. All Rights Reserved.

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  5. Tens of millions of sharks are killed each year to support the international trade of shark fins, making it the greatest threat to sharks globally. While countries have started to prohibit finning, the practice of slicing the fins off the sharks and throwing the bodies overboard, their methods differ and loopholes exist. In September 2010, INCOPESCA, Costa Rica’s fisheries agency, held a workshop for Latin American countries to demonstrate why landing sharks with their fins attached is the most effective way of controlling finning, and how it can be implemented in other countries.

    Spanish with English subtitles.

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