Tag: Conservation International

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 […]

Indonesia’s Floating Coral Reef Classroom

Written by | June 17th, 2009

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Picture the coral reefs in “Finding Nemo.” The weird and wonderful shapes, the explosion of colors, fantastical fish darting in and out. They seem practically made for children. But children — as well as most adults — living in the heart of the most spectacular coral reefs on the planet — the Coral Triangle — […]

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 […]

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