CONSERVATION NEWS

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Reef manta rays feeding in Dampier Strait, Raja Ampat
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New study shows where manta rays thrive

By Mary Kate McCoy

December 2, 2022
Targeted for their gill plates and trapped accidentally in fishing nets, reef manta rays are in trouble; their populations around the world are plummeting. But in one protected area off the coast of Indonesia, the rays are not only bucking worldwide trends – they’re thriving.
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New science: Removing ‘climber’ plants doubles tree growth — and more

By Kiley Price

May 5, 2022
Protecting nature starts with science. Here’s a roundup of recent scientific research published by Conservation International experts.
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Australia bid to drop protected waters the wrong move, experts say

By Sophie Bertazzo

May 8, 2018
This week, Australia’s parliament will decide whether to scuttle planned protections for its abundant waters.
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Conservation science tackles a perplexing subject: people

By Jamey Anderson

July 24, 2017
A groundbreaking social scientist, Mike Mascia represents an evolution for a discipline that has long focused on the natural sciences.
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Hawai‘i aims to more than double ‘effectively managed’ ocean by 2030

By Molly Bergen

September 1, 2016
The state’s new goal is an important step toward improving the health of Hawai‘i’s waters.
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