New Protections & Tagged Turtles Provide Hope for the Arnavon Islands

A second round of satellite-tagged turtles provides more migration data, while the Arnavons rookery receives new protections to help prosecute poachers.

Justine E. Hausheer

Video: A Sea Turtle’s View of the Reef

Go along for the ride with a green sea turtle as it explores a reef — and meets another turtle — in the Solomon Islands.

Justine E. Hausheer

Welcome to the Sea Turtle Rodeo

Join scientists and community rangers on a “turtle rodeo” to tag juvenile green turtles in the Solomon Islands.

Justine E. Hausheer

Logging Threatens Reef Fish Nurseries in the Solomon Islands

New research shows that logging operations significantly reduce populations of juvenile reef fish on their nursery grounds, jeopardizing both reef health and local livelihoods in the Solomon Islands.

Justine E. Hausheer

Searching for a Rare Nautilus, Round 2

Conservancy scientists (and one intrepid field reporter) take on a second search for the rare Allonautilus in the Solomon Islands. Success is contextual.

Justine E. Hausheer

Why Conservation Needs Women: Supporting Women’s Networks for Community Conservation

Successful conservation needs both men and women to thrive. So Conservancy scientist Robyn James is changing the way conservation projects in Melanesia incorporate women — from the Arnavon Islands to Papua New Guinea.

Justine E. Hausheer

Headhunters, Poaching, & Arson: Community Conservation in the Arnavons

After a 40-year history punctuated by arson, conflict, and poaching, conservation efforts in the Arnavon Islands are yielding a glimmer of hope for hawksbills sea turtles. Now, Conservancy scientists are working with local communities to make these critical islands the first site in the Solomon Island’s protected area network.

Justine E. Hausheer

Unraveling the Mystery of Hawksbill Sea Turtle Migration

Join Conservancy scientists in the Arnavon Islands, where they’re tagging hawksbill sea turtles with satellite trackers to discover where and when these turtles migrate in between nesting.

Justine E. Hausheer

A Day in the Life of a Field Scientist: Arnavon Islands Edition

Follow science writer Justine E. Hausheer along on a typical day of scientific fieldwork in the Arnavon Islands: tagging turtles, trapping for nautilus, handlining fish, and catching crocs, all in the name of science.

Justine E. Hausheer

A Slaughter on Sikopo: Poaching Threatens Hawksbill Turtles in the Arnavons

Grim news on two of the tagged hawksbill turtles highlights the need for the Conservancy's investigation into the illegal hawksbill trade in the Solomon Islands.

Justine E. Hausheer

Hyperstability: The Achilles’ Heel of Data-Poor Fisheries

New research indicates that hyperstability — when catches remain high even as fish are rapidly depleted — could be a major challenge for assessing data-poor coral reef fisheries.

Justine E. Hausheer