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Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: Marine Conservation Agreements

Written by | December 28th, 2009

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How are marine conservation agreements leading the way in protecting coral reef ecosystems in Indonesia?

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: Exhilarating Diving

Written by | December 26th, 2009

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(Editor’s note: Conservancy Senior Marine Scientist Alison Green is on an expedition to the Raja Ampat islands in Indonesia — amidst some of the most spectacular and biodiverse coral reef ecosystems in the world. Catch up on all her posts from the expedition.) This afternoon we went on an exhilarating dive at one of Southeast […]

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: Sacred Lagoon, A Magical Place

Written by | December 23rd, 2009

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(Editor’s note: Conservancy Senior Marine Scientist Alison Green is on an expedition to the Raja Ampat islands in Indonesia — amidst some of the most spectacular and biodiverse coral reef ecosystems in the world. Catch up on all her posts from the expedition.) This afternoon we went looking for a place that local villagers had […]

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: A Close Encounter with a Dugong

Written by | December 21st, 2009

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(Editor’s note: Conservancy Senior Marine Scientist Alison Green is on an expedition to the Raja Ampat islands in Indonesia — amidst some of the most spectacular and biodiverse coral reef ecosystems in the world. Catch up on all her posts from the expedition.) Marine mammals such as whales and dolphins are quite common in Raja […]

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: The Beauty of Cooperation

Written by | December 18th, 2009

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(Editor’s note: Conservancy Senior Marine Scientist Alison Green is on an expedition to the Raja Ampat islands in Indonesia — amidst some of the most spectacular and biodiverse coral reef ecosystems in the world. Catch up on all her posts from the expedition.) While I’m here in Raja Ampat, I’ve been learning more about the […]

The Coral Triangle: a Refuge from Climate Change?

Written by | July 1st, 2009

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The Nature Conservancy contributed to the ground-breaking report “The Coral Triangle and Climate Change: Ecosystems, People and Societies at Risk”, which was released in May at the World Oceans Conference and Coral Triangle Initiative Summit in Manado, Indonesia.  Compilation of the report was led by WWF and Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg of the University of Queensland, […]

Should Protected Areas Be Reexamined?

Written by | May 19th, 2009

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I am going to commit conservation heresy and ask out loud: Should the conservation movement be proud of the 108,000 protected areas around the world it has thus far helped establish? I have many reasons for asking that question, but among those reasons is certainly Mark Dowie’s recently published book Conservation Refugees: The Hundred-Year Conflict […]

Save Knut or Save the World?

Written by | February 27th, 2009

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(Note: I’m taking a short break from my usual wizbang tech blogging to ruminate on my day job. Please indulge my digression.) Which is the better strategy: concentrating on one specific species, like polar bears, or working on a global conservation effort that aims to protect large swaths of the world’s major habitats? I’ll let […]

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