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htttp:// Partner Spotlight: Albino. Descended from generations of fishermen in Brazil, Albino Neves has seen local fisheries face unprecedented threats during his lifetime. Now he's part of the solution. In 2000, when CI and partners supported the creation of the Corumbau Marine Extractive Reserve, a protected area that bans industrial and destructive fishing, many fishermen were skeptical. They were concerned that restrictions on fishing areas would decrease their catch and reduce the income they depend upon to provide for their families. In fact, the opposite turned out to be true. As fish populations boomed within the no-take zones, they spilled over into the extractive areas, where they were accessible to fishermen. "It makes me happy to know that I am part of a protected area whose creation I fought for," said Neves. "We needed this protected area, and now it is giving us a positive response, so this is something that I have in my heart to tell other fellow men who are fighting for the creation of conservation areas." Read more of Albino's story: Learn more about sustainable fisheries in Brazil: Follow CI on Twitter: Follow CI on Facebook: A CI Studios Production: Peter Stonier, John Martin, Becca Field, and Sebastian Perry

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Dulce — A Short Documentary

In the coastal village of La Ensenada, Colombia, where digging for shellfish is a way of life, everyone must learn to swim eventually — even little Dulce. But as the effects of climate change begin to threaten the village's livelihood, the carefree swimming lessons led by Dulce's mother take on a sense of urgency.

An official selection of the Palm Springs International ShortFest​, the Toronto International Film Festival and the Camden International Film Festival.

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Virtual Reality

“VR and nature conservation​ truly go hand in hand.” — Wareable

From the stunning coral of "Valen's Reef" to the Amazon rainforest of "Under the Canopy" to the savanna of "My Africa," Conservation International uses virtual reality to immerse viewers in vital conservation efforts around the world, and to meet the local heroes who make it possible.​

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Nature Is Speaking

Nature doesn’t need people. People need nature.

That’s the message of our provocative, celebrity-studded campaign “Nature Is Speaking.” Our aim is to raise awareness that people need nature in order to survive. Our goal is simple: It’s time to change the conversation about nature to focus on what we all have in common: Our shared humanity.

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