CONSERVATION NEWS

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Coral concerts, fragmented forests, Arctic warming: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

December 9, 2019
In case you missed it: Fish are attracted to the sounds of healthy coral reefs, fragmented forests are hurting wildlife and polar ice caps are melting at a faster rate than previously anticipated.
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In diver's paradise, communities unite to protect their most valuable resource: reefs

By Kiley Price

October 22, 2019
The communities of Atauro Island in Timor-Leste announce that they have unified their marine protected areas into a single network, with the goal of strengthening conservation — and getting paid for it.
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Climate Week: From the Amazon to the oceans

By Bruno Vander Velde

September 25, 2019
Tuesday's Climate Week roundup: UN report warns grim future for oceans, marine scientists map out how to prevent that future and leaders discuss building resilience in coastal communities.
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To thrive in an uncertain future, islanders look to the past

By Whitney Anderson

February 21, 2018
“Gwala” is the traditional practice of temporarily closing off a reef when it begins to show signs of decline, allowing the ecosystem to recover.
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