News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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Once a Marine Protected Area Is Created, What Happens Next?

By Molly Bergen

July 29, 2014
In the Cook Islands, a former rugby star is working with rural villagers to shape the world’s second-largest MPA.
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Ocean Health Is Human Health

By Peter Seligmann

April 24, 2014
Many attendees of the Global Oceans Action Summit are taking key steps to protect the largest place on Earth.
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Q&A with Nan Hauser, Whale Wonder Woman

By Molly Bergen

June 6, 2013
“Tagging whales is the most exciting, terrifying thing that I have ever done.”
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Q&A with Kevin Iro, Rugby Player and Ocean Advocate

By Molly Bergen

August 29, 2012
Iro is the brains behind the Cook Islands Marine Park, which will be the world’s largest marine protected area.
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The Toll of Industrial Fishing: One Tuna Fisherman’s Story

By John Martin

August 27, 2012
In the Cook Islands, overfishing by commercial vessels has damaged the livelihoods of artisanal fishermen.
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