CONSERVATION NEWS

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Indonesian province leaps ahead in conservation

By Olivia DeSmit

March 25, 2019
The government of the province of West Papua announced legislation establishing it as Indonesia’s first “conservation province.”
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The doctor is in: Indonesia’s whale sharks get annual check-up

By Abraham Sianipar

September 28, 2017
In Indonesia, scientists give whale sharks “physicals” — measuring, tagging and taking blood samples underwater, in 30 minutes — to assess the health of both the species and the surrounding waters.
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Update: What we’re learning about the world’s largest fish

By Mark Erdmann, Ph.D.

August 1, 2017
Two years into a whale shark tracking program, scientists are learning new facts about the world’s largest fish.
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Lessons learned in the ‘Kingdom of Fishes’

By Victor Nikijuluw

July 5, 2017
For a decade, CI Indonesia has been working in the Kaimana region to restore the health of the ocean and the well-being of the community.
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Why ‘walking’ sharks are at greater risk of extinction than we thought

By Mark Erdmann, Ph.D.

November 30, 2016
Although the habitats of many walking sharks are at least partially protected, new research reveals their survival may be in doubt.
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