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Indonesian Government Sinks Vietnamese Shark Poaching Boat, Creates New Dive Site

By Mark Erdmann, Ph.D.

February 10, 2015
From local police to the president himself, Indonesia is cracking down on the illegal capture of its valuable marine life.
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Once a Marine Protected Area Is Created, What Happens Next?

By Molly Bergen

July 29, 2014
In the Cook Islands, a former rugby star is working with rural villagers to shape the world’s second-largest MPA.
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Manta ray research boosts smart policies and ecotourism in Indonesia

By Shawn Heinrichs

December 17, 2013
Guest blogger Shawn Heinrichs shares tales from a recent manta ray expedition.
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Newest ‘walking’ shark heralds brighter future for Indonesia’s sharks and rays

By Mark Erdmann, Ph.D.

August 29, 2013
Learn how Indonesia has taken incredible steps to protect these fascinating — and valuable — creatures.
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