News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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As dams rise along the Mekong, can leaders balance nature and development?

By Sarah Hauck

December 7, 2016
A new tool could help enable simpler — and smarter — decisions concerning critical freshwater sources.
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In remote Pacific, popular fishing method spells trouble for tuna

By Chase Martin

October 12, 2016
Fish aggregating devices are helping industrial fishers take an unexpected toll on bigeye tuna populations.
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Capital idea: Groundbreaking efforts look to finance ocean protection

By Bruno Vander Velde

September 16, 2016
Two new funds announced at the third annual Our Ocean conference in Washington, D.C., aim to advance ocean conservation — by helping to pay for it.
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Illegal fishing persists in protected waters. Here’s how we’re fighting it

By Molly Bergen

September 12, 2016
There is no silver bullet for stopping illegal fishing. Fortunately, advances in modern technology hold significant promise.
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How an ancient tradition could save Hawai‘i’s oceans

By Molly Bergen

September 5, 2016
The revival of traditional fishponds can be good for communities and coral reefs alike.
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