Tag: Micronesia

Protecting the Yela Forest: A New & Improved Conservation Tool for Micronesia

Written by | March 31st, 2014

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Conservation easements have a long history as an effective land protection tool in the United States. Could easements now change conservation in the Pacific? A new easement on the Micronesian island on Kosrae is the first use of the tool outside the Americas.

Behind the Scenes: Photographing and Filming in Palau

Written by | October 23rd, 2013

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Conservation photographer Ian Shive travels to Palau and takes us underwater and in the air — and reveals what it’s like to photograph this magical and irreplaceable world.

Be It Resolved: Giving Thanks to Palau

Written by | November 30th, 2012

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After Palau’s National Congress honored the Conservancy with a resolution of thanks, our Charles Bedford drafted a resolution of his own.

Because Moving Is Not an Option

Written by | December 12th, 2011

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It may be difficult to see the effects of climate change on your every day life. Of course, you don’t live on an island chain in the Pacific Ocean where the water is rising and the fish are disappearing.

Sympathy for the Shark Finner

Written by | November 10th, 2011

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Shark finners make easy villains, but have you ever met one? Matt Miller did and came away with an amazing story and a new perspective.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 4

Written by | August 4th, 2011

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Let’s hear it for sharks!

  1. Pacific Islands team up to create a regional shark sanctuary. (Green)
  2. The EPA has a documented case of fracking causing water contamination. (The New York Times)
  3. If you’ve ever wanted to go on an expedition to study jumbo squid, this blog’s for you. (Scientific American Expeditions)
  4. Plants with deeper roots could pull more CO2 from the air and improve water retention. (YaleE360)
  5. In honor of shark week, check out these 8 crazy cool shark tales (w/ video). (TreeHugger)

Our Scientists Want to Have a Word With You

Written by | November 21st, 2010

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Our lead scientist Sanjayan and his colleagues take a moment from stimulating coral restoration in Florida or protecting the Yangtze River in China to send a simple message.

Ocean Architecture

Written by | October 19th, 2010

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Countries around the world are falling far behind on their promises to protect our oceans. A new book urges action, and offers some creative solutions.

Human Adaptation Is the Key to Conservation in a Changing Climate

Written by | July 6th, 2009

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It seems everyone is writing about climate change. But there’s one report that not many conservation biologists are talking about — and they should be. The Global Humanitarian Forum (GHF), a think-tank lead by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, recently released a report on the human impacts of climate change. The terrifying touchstones of […]

Where’s the Best Place You’ve Ever Dived?

Written by | January 10th, 2009

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As a marine biologist, I’m extremely fortunate that I get to visit some of the world’s most spectacular coral reefs. Many people have asked me: “Where is the best place you’ve ever dived?” Wow, now that’s a tough question. For sheer biodiversity, it’s the Coral Triangle, where the range of life forms, in all shapes […]

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