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This Pacific island has banned fishing to allow the marine ecosystem to recover

Palau's practice of "bul" bans fishing in protected areas, allowing the marine ecosystem to bounce. Palau will ban fishing on 80% of its marine territory to allow coral reefs to recover and protect coastal areas against the impact of climate change.Fish stocks have already doubled in Palau's protected areas.Almost 90% of the world’s marine fish stocks are now fully exploited, overexploited or depleted. People on the Pacific archipelago of Palau firmly believe in the old saying, "We do not inherit the earth from our parents, we borrow it from our children." For centuries, they have been managing their delicate marine ecosystem sustainably through the practice of "bul." This involves making certain parts of the reef off-limits to fishing during spawning and feeding to allow its 1,300 species of fish to thrive.

30+ tips for a plastic free Christmas

toggle menu Christmas presents wrapped with fabric by Steve Cukrov Photography / Creative Fairy lights are up. Trees are decked out with sparkly ornaments. All I Want For Christmas Is Youis playing on loop in the background. Yep, it’s officially the Christmas season.
Christmas is often a time of excess and over-consumption. With the huge plastic pollution problem clogging our oceans and killing our marine wildlife, there’s no better time to make sustainable choices this season.
While it might be tempting to get swept away by the festivities and buy into the consumer hype… there is  a way to be swept away by all the pretty lights and  be environmentally friendly at the same time.

Here are some essential Christmas items that you can swap for sustainable and plastic free options! It’s time to have a truly green  Christmas.
Decking the halls sustainably