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© Adam Sedgley. Sperm whale off the coast of Dominica.

3 things our experts loved in June

By Mary Kate McCoy

June 29, 2023
Conservation International is powered by 1,500 people in more than 30 countries — their interests, like their hometowns, are all over the map. In this monthly feature, our experts share some of their favorite things.
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Study: Protecting the ocean benefits people and nature

By Will McCarry

June 22, 2023
Across the globe, marine protected areas help struggling fish populations and ecosystems recover and flourish. But what impact do they have on the people living nearby? A new study finds big benefits for both biodiversity and coastal communities.
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News spotlight: Just how big is the ocean plastic problem?

By Emma Cummings-Krueger

June 21, 2023
Every year, up to 10 million tons of plastic end up in the world’s oceans — an amount so large it’s hard to visualize. Two journalists from Al Jazeera found that if flattened, ocean plastic today would cover an area roughly the size of Jamaica.
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A plan to stop plastic pollution: 3 stories you may have missed

By Vanessa Bauza

March 7, 2022
In case you missed it: A first-of-its-kind resolution will tackle plastic pollution, a recent report highlights the inequities inherent in the climate crisis and permafrost in the Arctic could release massive amounts of methane.
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Notes from the field: From fighting fires to cleaning seas, communities stand up for nature

By Kiley Price

April 8, 2021
Here are three recent conservation success stories you should know about.
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