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by Michelle Aberson I’ll be the first to admit I’ve never given conservation much thought. I mean, I grew up in the 80s. But at some point, one has to get out of that “me first” mentality and realize that one’s actions impact more than just...

Introduction: Sea Cucumbers are not related to the fruit found in salads and a variety of cocktails.  They are marine animals, more specifically Echinoderms whose closest relatives are star fish (sea stars if you prefer), sea urchins, and sand dollars.  Scientific articles for public consumption on...

by Kelsy Armstrong IFCNR Executive Director   Animals, Nature and Albert who? I am not proud to admit this, but before joining IFCNR, I had very little familiarity with Dr. Albert Schweitzer much less his deeply moving vision of how each of us should approach one another and all...

IFCNR is proud to welcome Kelsy Armstrong as Director of IFCNR. Armstrong possesses many qualities and experiences that will equip IFCNR for success. She joins us after spending five years with the National Park Service, where she put her impressive talents and skills to work. During...

As many of you know, IFCNR seeks out opportunities for social change. A seemingly impossible task when you consider all that could change, and all that should change. However, if we explore the voices of ancient Greek gods and goddesses, we may find inspiration within...

“It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.” - Adam Smith Capital is many things to many philosophers of economics.  In the 18th Century Adam Smith saw it...

China today has the second largest economy in the world in terms of its nominal Gross Domestic Product (GDP) determined from the market value of goods produced. It’s number one by virtue of purchasing power parity or GDP PPP. Soon such economic hairsplitting will be...

Fish consumption worldwide has doubled since 1960 to 20 kg per person per year in spite of the fact that capture fisheries continue their downward production spiral. That was the message Manuel Brange, director of the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resource Division (FIA),...

January 3, 2016 the CBS television news magazine show, “60 Minutes,” announced to the viewing world that the United States is being flooded by Mafia-controlled inferior extra virgin olive oil.  They labeled the scandal “Agromafia” and claimed as much as 80 percent of imported extra...