CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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My ‘aha!’ moment: Fishers are not the enemies of healthy oceans

By Mauricio Castrejon

August 30, 2017
For Mauricio Castrejon, fisheries manager for CI’s Americas field division marine program, his ‘aha!’ moment came when the 2007 financial crisis hit the Galápagos Islands.
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My ‘aha!’ moment: A trip to an empty nature reserve

By Sophie Bertazzo, David Emmett

March 27, 2017
For David Emmett, teaching biology in Malawi delivered a reality check on the intersection between conservation, poverty, food insecurity and education that shaped his career.
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My ‘aha!’ moment: A day in the life of an illegal logger

By Natasha Calderwood

March 17, 2017
How a summer in the Peruvian Amazon led Natasha Calderwood to shift her career path toward conservation.
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My ‘aha!’ moment: In Madagascar, a fisheries discussion without the fishers

By Kame Westerman

March 7, 2017
How working with octopus fishers in Madagascar led Kame Westerman to make a surprising discovery about women and conservation.
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‘Aha’ moment: A missing link in an island forest

By Molly Bergen

February 15, 2017
How two weeks in a Nicaraguan forest caused one would-be primatologist to rethink her career path.
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