CONSERVATION NEWS

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Meet a scientist: a species-discovering savant

By Kiley Price

March 25, 2020
Conservation News spoke with Conservation International's Mark Erdmann about his job as a marine biologist, where he spends almost as much time underwater discovering new species as he does helping communities above ground conserve them.
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In a long-lost city, scientists find an ‘exuberance’ of life

By Jamey Anderson

May 23, 2018
A team of researchers led by Conservation International explored the biological treasures that exist in an inaccessible corner of Central America.
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Field notes from the Lost City

By Trond Larsen, Ph.D.

July 7, 2017
A recent survey around the newly discovered Lost City in Honduras confirms the area’s significance for natural and cultural heritage.
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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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Special report: South Pacific survey finds new species, new concerns for coral reefs

By Bruno Vander Velde

June 8, 2017
A new special report outlines discoveries from a recent expedition to survey reefs in a little-explored corner of the Pacific.
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