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Pandemic crippling small-scale fishing worldwide, study finds

By Kiley Price

May 26, 2020
Conservation News spoke to Conservation International’s Dr. Elena Finkbeiner, about her new paper that analyzes the impact of COVID-19 on small-scale fisheries — and what must happen to pave the road to recovery.
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Tired of ‘writing obituaries for coral reefs,’ surfing scientists find new ways to save them

By Raul Quintana

April 23, 2020
A new study outlines the relatively small steps humanity can take to ensure coral reefs’ long-term protection and productivity.
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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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The oceans are on the brink. Here are 3 ways to save them

By Kiley Price

February 20, 2020
A look ahead at ocean conservation in 2020 from Conservation International experts.
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Discovery afoot: New study cracks mystery of how ‘walking’ sharks split

By Kiley Price

January 22, 2020
Conservation News spoke with one of the authors of a new study on walking sharks to find out how he and his team uncovered the evolutionary origin of these peculiar creatures — and how this information could help us adapt to climate change.
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