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Amazon synod, clam gardens, Indonesia fires: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

October 15, 2019
In case you missed it: Pope Francis urges members of the Catholic Church to protect the Amazon and indigenous peoples, a tribe in the Pacific Northwest maintains clam populations using traditional practices and Indonesia faces one of its worst fire seasons on record.
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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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To save Hawaiian fisheries, scientists look to locals for answers

By Sophie Bertazzo

February 22, 2017
Two new studies reveal that when it comes to managing fish populations, traditional knowledge can be as important as science.
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The hidden star of ‘Moana’: the Pacific voyaging canoe

By Jamey Anderson

December 15, 2016
For centuries, these boats have connected Pacific Islanders with the sea they depend on.
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Why indigenous rights matter

By Bruno Vander Velde

September 6, 2016
Indigenous peoples’ interest in conservation is profound — but often overlooked.
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