CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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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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News spotlight: In the Philippines, a sea turtle sanctuary is threatened by climate change

By Mary Kate McCoy

November 15, 2022
On a tiny island in the Philippines, fishermen and green sea turtles live side by side in hard-earned harmony. That wasn’t always the case. Slowly and steadily, they have returned, a story of against-the-odds compromise.
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Germany’s floods foreshadow climate catastrophe, experts say: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

July 26, 2021
In case you missed it: Climate change is exacerbating storms, farming accounts for around half of the world's food waste and overfishing is depleting one of Earth’s most biodiverse lakes.
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Notes from the field: Indigenous peoples protecting nature through tradition

By Kiley Price

April 29, 2020
Right now, around the world, the work of protecting nature and the climate is happening in the field — and achieving small triumphs that don’t make the news. Here are three recent conservation success stories you should know about.
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Study spawns new method to curb overfishing

By Sophie Bertazzo

April 12, 2017
A new study offers a clearer picture of whether the ocean’s fisheries can continue to feed humanity into the future.
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