CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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In diver's paradise, communities unite to protect their most valuable resource: reefs

By Kiley Price

October 22, 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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Whale, dolphin ‘superpods’ could be an economic boon for one tiny country

By Olive Andrews

January 10, 2017
A scientific survey has confirmed high numbers of whales and dolphins in Timor-Leste’s waters.
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Expedition draws world’s attention to new crown jewel of marine life

By Ben Koses

August 17, 2016
Atauro Island is a treasure trove of biodiversity, but it needs help to stay that way.
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Snakes on mysterious island live in trees, impregnate themselves

By David Emmett

July 18, 2016
A recent species survey in Timor-Leste has revealed unique life on a little-studied island.
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Little-known reef reveals wealth of unexpected riches, new species

By Mark Erdmann, Ph.D.

July 8, 2016
Surveying the waters of Timor-Leste’s Atauro Island was well worth the wait.
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