CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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Behind an island landslide, a degraded forest

By Jean-Christophe Lefeuvre

March 14, 2017
New Caledonia experienced one of the worst floods in human memory. The role of ecosystem degradation and forest loss must not be overlooked.
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In remote Pacific, popular fishing method spells trouble for tuna

By Chase Martin

October 12, 2016
Fish aggregating devices are helping industrial fishers take an unexpected toll on bigeye tuna populations.
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Protected area or ‘paper park’? Ocean protection means more than lines on a map

By Molly Bergen

September 2, 2016
An inside look into how the world’s “biggest common resource” is managed — or not.
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Fishing ban in remote Pacific waters is working, report finds

By Bruno Vander Velde

March 10, 2016
Satellite and ship-tracking technology bring good news for a California-sized swath of ocean.
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Melting ice a ticking time bomb for Pacific islands

By Greg Stone, Ph.D.

November 10, 2015
At current rates, sea-level rise will either submerge or make unlivable a host of islands within a century, maybe sooner — presenting a humanitarian crisis for vulnerable populations.
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