CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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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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To feed itself, Hawai‘i must make sea change, study finds

By Morgan Lynch

May 31, 2018
To feed its growing population, Hawai‘i is looking to produce more locally sourced seafood, which has a smaller environmental footprint.
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New to science: Species discovery in the waters of Fiji

By Mark Erdmann, Ph.D.

June 26, 2017
Mark Erdmann and Gerry Allen were part of a team that completed a rapid survey of Fiji’s Lau Seascape. They discovered nine species that might be new to science.
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Field notes from the ‘Kingdom of Fishes’

By Matthew Fox

September 13, 2016
The regency of Kaimana in eastern Indonesia serves as a role model for sustainable fisheries.
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Expedition draws world’s attention to new crown jewel of marine life

By Ben Koses

August 17, 2016
Atauro Island is a treasure trove of biodiversity, but it needs help to stay that way.
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