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Meet a scientist: the freshwater defender

By Will McCarry

February 10, 2022
Growing up in Kenya on the edge of Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa, Leonard Akwany always felt most at home in nature. Long days fishing and birding with friends forged a special connection to the lake, eventually leading to a career focused on protecting it.
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Meet a scientist: To adapt to climate change, this expert looks to nature

By Will McCarry

September 29, 2021
Conservation News spoke with Conservation international's Giacomo Fedele about the ways in which communities are adapting to rising temperatures on their own terms and how he manages to stay optimistic despite an uncertain climate future.
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Meet a scientist: the fisheries aficionado

By Kiley Price

July 22, 2021
Ana Gloria Guzmán-Mora is the executive director of Conservation International’s Costa Rica program, where she works with local communities and governments to help them meet their goals for protecting the planet.
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Meet a scientist: the community connector

By Kiley Price

December 3, 2020
Patricia Dunne is the director of applied social science at Conservation International, where she works to amplify the voices of some of conservation’s most critical allies: local communities.
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Meet a scientist: the scuba specialist

By Kiley Price

October 7, 2020
Conservation News spoke to Conservation International's marine and diving safety officer, Edgardo Ochoa, about his shark encounters, the dangers of decompression sickness and his passion to prevent a plastic-filled future for the world’s oceans.
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