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The Constitution, Climate Change, and What Just Happened in Cuba

Ocean Doctor president, Dr. David E. Guggenheim, provides an end-of-the-year 2018 update on our work in Cuba, now in its 19th year, and why Cuba is so critical in a global race to save coral reefs in the Caribbean. Our work is urgent, difficult and important and we need your help. Please consider joining our efforts and supporting our work with your donation. Our warmest wishes to you and yours for a joyous and peaceful Holiday Season!

VIDEO: Half the Caribbean’s Coral Reefs Have Died. Join Our Fight to Bring Them Back

Ocean Doctor president, Dr. David E. Guggenheim, provides an end-of-the-year 2018 update on our work in Cuba, now in its 19th year, and why Cuba is so critical in a global race to save coral reefs in the Caribbean. Our work is urgent, difficult and important and we need your help. Please consider joining our efforts and supporting our work with your donation. Our warmest wishes to you and yours for a joyous and peaceful Holiday Season!

What I’ve Learned from 100 Trips to Cuba & Why it Matters to Our Oceans and Our Future

VIDEO: A Cuban Conservation Leader Reflects on More than a Decade of Collaboration with Ocean Doctor

Shark Nations Failing on Conservation Pledges

By Richard Black, Environment correspondent, BBC News

The wildlife trade monitoring network Traffic and the Pew Environment Group say most of the main shark fishing nations do not manage fisheries well.

Ten years ago, governments agreed a global plan to conserve sharks.

An estimated 100 million sharks are killed each year, with nearly a third of species at risk of extinction.

Many fisheries target the fins for use in shark fin soup; and a number of countries, including the US, have recently passed measures aimed at regulating the trade.

Neither of the two countries catching the most sharks – Indonesia and India – has yet finalised national plans of action for protecting sharks.

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Note: Newswire stories are provided as a courtesy of OceanDoctor.org. Content of these articles is provided by external sources.

Events

Ocean Doctor Keynote at Sustainatopia DC 2019

Ocean Doctor President Dr. David E. Guggenheim will deliver the opening keynote at Sustainatopia 2019 in Washington, DC on its final day. Founded in 2009, SUSTAINATOPIA is one of the leading events in the world for social, financial and environmental sustainability & impact. Attendees have participated from more than 60 countries. Consisting of both a mega-conference and a broad-ranging Festival, SUSTAINATOPIA brings together the global ecosystem of social, financial and environmental sustainability & impact like no other singular event.

Corals: World Oceans Week at The Explorers Club

Ocean Doctor founder and president, Dr. David E. Guggenheim, will speak and moderate a panel on corals and coral conservation at a special breakfast presentation at The Explorers Club on Wednesday, June 7th.

As part of its wider World Oceans Week, The Explorers Club is hosting a week of free breakfast panels. Featuring a new topic each morning, these panels feature leaders on the most pressing ocean issues. Doors open at 8am with coffee and breakfast offerings for guests. Panels start at 9am sharp.

Breakfast panels are free of charge and open to public walk-ins, sign-up not required. But be sure register here on eventbrite to guarantee yourself a seat!

Monday 5th – Art & Communication

  • Dimitri Deheyn
  • Sylvia Earle
  • James Prosek
  • Patricia Ricard

Tuesday 6th – Protected Areas

  • Chris Fisher
  • Carl Safina
  • Stephanie Wear

Wednesday 7th – Coral

  • David Guggenheim
  • Narrissa Spies
  • Blue Force Veterans

Thursday 8th – Robotics

  • Keith Ellenbogen
  • Oliver Steeds
  • Tim Taylor

Friday 9th – Plastics & Marine Debris

  • Doug Woodring
  • Ethan Edson
  • Karen Raubenheimer

The Explorers Club is an international multidisciplinary professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research and the ideal that it is vital to preserve the instinct to explore. Since its inception in 1904, the Club has served as a meeting point and unifying force for explorers and scientists worldwide. It promotes the scientific exploration of land, sea, air, and space by supporting research and education in the physical, natural and biological sciences. 

The Club’s members have been responsible for an illustrious series of famous firsts: First to the North Pole, first to the South Pole, first to the summit of Mount Everest, first to the deepest point in the ocean, and first to the surface of the moon.  It is headquartered at 46 East 70th Street in New York City.