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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.