CONSERVATION NEWS

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News spotlight: Can consumer choices protect a critically endangered whale?

By Will McCarry

December 5, 2022
In case you missed it: North Atlantic right whales are fast approaching extinction. Each year, this rare species migrates along the eastern coast of the United States. The path leads right whales into a gauntlet of treacherous fishing grounds around New England.
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What on Earth is 'aquaculture'?

By Kiley Price

July 21, 2022
In this explainer, we dive into “aquaculture,” a method for farming fish, which can sustainably satisfy the world's growing appetite for seafood — when done correctly.
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New book chronicles a lawless ocean

By Kiley Price

October 31, 2019
In a recent conversation with Conservation International CEO M. Sanjayan, investigative journalist Ian Urbina discusses his new book, which covers slavery, overfishing and human trafficking on the high seas.
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In diver’s paradise, communities unite to protect their most valuable resource: reefs

By Kiley Price

October 23, 2019
The communities of Atauro Island in Timor-Leste announce that they have unified their marine protected areas into a single network, with the goal of strengthening conservation — and getting paid for it.
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5 things you should know about wetlands

By Jorge Ramos, Ph.D.

February 2, 2018
On World Wetlands day, here are five facts you should know.
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