Tag: community conservation

Solution Search: Local Projects Inspire Global Action

Written by | November 5th, 2013

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The finalists of Solution Search, a contest to illuminate successful innovations in community-led conservation, are, in short, changing the world. Meet the winners.

Expedition to the Spice Islands: Designing a Resilient Network of Marine Protected Areas

Written by | December 5th, 2012

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The Banda Islands are a high priority for marine conservation, and an important area to expand the coverage of marine protected areas (MPAs) in Indonesia.

Expedition to the Spice Islands: Challenges and Opportunities for Marine Conservation

Written by | November 20th, 2012

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The Banda Islands have a rich and violent history as the Spice Islands.

Expedition to the Spice Islands: A Refuge for an Endangered Species

Written by | November 20th, 2012

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Napoleon Wrasse are never very abundant, although they do form small aggregations of tens to more than a 100 fish to reproduce. They also change sex from female to male, so most small adults are female and it is mainly the males that exceed 1m in length. Sometimes around spawning time, you can see a harem of Napoleon Wrasse comprising a large male and several smaller females.

Expedition to the Spice Islands: A Rapid Marine Assessment

Written by | November 20th, 2012

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Last week (November 7-16th 2012) Conservancy scientist Alison Green traveled to the Banda Islands to help the Coral Triangle Centre conduct a second rapid marine assessment, which focused on collecting the social and ecological information required to design a resilient network of MPAs for the area.

Raja Ampat 2012: Meet the Team

Written by | November 14th, 2012

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Meet Naftali and Wahab, two locals who gave up harmful fishing practices to make a difference for their Raja Ampat communities.

Raja Ampat 2012: Letting Locals Lead

Written by | October 23rd, 2012

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Learn how communities in Raja Ampat are leading the charge and protecting the wealth of natural resources in their own backyards.

In Kenya, Running for Nature

Written by | June 28th, 2012

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President and CEO Mark Tercek blogs from Africa as he prepares to run the Safaricom Half Marathon in support of ground-breaking conservation and community development projects.

Community Conservation: Could It Work in North America?

Written by | February 16th, 2010

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“Community-based conservation” is a buzz word these days across the world. But could such conservation work in North America?

Solomon Islands: A Community Model for Global Conservation

Written by | November 25th, 2009

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(Above video: Geoff Lipsett-Moore, director of conservation for the Conservancy’s Melanesia program, celebrates along with other Conservancy staff and chiefs from Choiseul province in the Solomon Islands celebrate the community’s support for two Conservancy recommendations at the 2009 annual meeting of the Lauru Land Conference of Tribal Communities (LLCTC). Credit: Richard Hamilton/TNC) “You and I […]

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