Saying Farewell to Tilikum

January 24, 2017
tili_flickr_0.png Tilikum the orca, perhaps most infamous for his starring role in the shocking documentary Blackfish, passed away on January 6, 2017. Thus far, the official cause of death has not been released ...

Life in the Amazon: Eleven Years After Our Return

January 18, 2017
Image68_0.jpeg Throughout my lifetime traveling across the world, I have seen humans in their quest for development and ‘progress’ tear down and destroy the very environment we depend upon. The problem? The environment belongs to no one alone ...

Environmental News November 1 to November 30, 2016

Quote for the week

"The care of the earth is our most ancient
 and most worthy and . . . most pleasing responsibility.
To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal,
is our only legitimate hope."
— Wendell Berry

Jean-Michel Cousteau Dispatch - December 2016

December 1, 2016
_CEV4211_0.png We believe every person counts when it comes to making a difference in protecting our water planet. Jean-Michel Cousteau and the Ocean Futures Society team have once again been deeply touched and inspired by the power and actions of one individual. This time it was nine-year old Alexandra ...

OFS Members Give Back - Alexandra

November 30, 2016
IMG_3899_original_1.jpg From selling lemonade and collecting funds to donate to OFS, to organizing beach clean up events with friends, Alexandra is one very motivated and inspiring young girl who gives her voice to all those animals who do not have voices, especially to the animals she loves the most, dolphins ...

Environmental News October 7 to October 28, 2016

Quote for the week

"It is our collective and individual responsibility to protect and nurture the global family, to support its weaker members and to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live."
— Dalai Lama

Jean-Michel Cousteau's Letter to the Prime Minister of Japan

© Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures SocietyOrcas are not for aquariums. Orcas are not for food. Orcas are not for school lunch. Orcas are not for pet food. Orcas are not for pig food. Orcas are not oil for restaurants. Orcas are not for compost. Orcas are not for construction concrete. Orcas are for the wild ...

Defending the Last Giants

October 25, 2016
There are some wonderful and very special places in Baja where the gray whales return every year to nurture their newborn calves in the protected, warm and shallows waters of the lagoons.  And in these special places the local people have mastered ecotourism opportunities, where visitors from all around the world can enjoy an intimate but unobtrusive experience with these protected whales.  Photo credit- ©Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society For as long as humans have roamed the oceans, we have been drawn to life in the sea. Surely the first mariners must have been in awe of the first breath they saw fly into the sky from a giant dark beast rising up from the depths of the sea ...

Environmental News September 15 to September 29, 2016

Quote for the week

“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.”
— Gary Snyder

Environmental News August 30 to September 15, 2016

Quote for the week

“The good man is the friend of all living things.”
— Gandhi

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