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News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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The Vaka, a traditional double-hulled voyaging canoe
CI/Schannel van Dijken

How one ocean voyager uses tradition to connect to the future

By Nicole Han

February 23, 2018
Voyagers in Samoa use the Va’a as a way to connect with other cultures while learning to live in harmony with nature.
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To see conservation success, we need to look through a ‘gender lens’

By Sophie Bertazzo

June 20, 2017
Integrating gender into conservation projects is a key component of success. To help ensure this happens, CI recently piloted field-based gender workshops in Fiji, Samoa and Ecuador.
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Disney’s 'Moana' resonates with message of conservation

By Sophie Bertazzo

June 8, 2017
Traveling aboard Samoa’s traditional double-hulled voyaging canoe, CI connects with communities through the film’s central themes of ocean conservation and Polynesia culture.
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In Samoa and Fiji, Natural Forests Help Limit Cyclone Damage

By David Emmett

March 21, 2013
Compared to mainland forests, Pacific Island forests are more finite, more fragile and vulnerable to damage, and — if lost — irreplaceable.
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Crossing the Ocean in a Canoe: The Pacific Voyagers Project

By Schannel van Dijken

April 27, 2012
CI’s own Schannel van Dijken embarks on the journey of a lifetime.
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