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Plastic pollution and over-tourism: It’s not (totally) your fault

By Olivia DeSmit

March 26, 2019
When it comes to the relationship between over-tourism and plastic pollution, the headlines don’t paint the full picture.
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Bowed by international pressure, shark finning declines

By Bruno Vander Velde

January 8, 2016
Changing tastes and policies in China — spurred in part by conservation campaigns — have created breathing room for Indonesia’s sharks.
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U.S. flexing muscle against wildlife trafficking, terrorist groups

By Bruno Vander Velde

September 28, 2015
A bill in the U.S. Congress aims to curb the killing — and the terrorist organizations who profit.
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Whale shark ‘bling’ could unlock mysteries of giants of the deep

By Mark Erdmann, Ph.D.

July 6, 2015
Technological advances are bringing us closer to understanding the world’s largest fish.
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3 Reasons to Be Thankful for Coral Reefs

By Dr. Les Kaufman

November 26, 2014
Something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving: coral reefs. They’re so much more than a rock.
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