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March 29, 2021

New Paper Addresses Impacts of COVID-19 and Cyclone Harold on Indo-Fijians Engaged in Small Scale Fisheries

A new study published in the journal Environmental Science and Policy addresses the impacts of COVID-19 and Cyclone Harold on Indo-Fijians engaged in small scale fisheries.

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March 11, 2021

COVID-19’s Impacts on Global Conservation Efforts Laid Bare in Latest PARKS Issue

A new special issue of PARKS, the journal of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, published today reveals massive impacts on global conservation efforts seen during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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March 05, 2021

Widespread Bleaching Spotted in Solomon Islands Coral Reefs

Scientists have identified a widespread coral bleaching event on shallow, inshore reefs that had been previously thought to be less reactive to climate stress.

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March 03, 2021

Women Fishers Must Be Counted

A new study highlights that women fishers’ contributions to small scale fisheries have been undercounted leading to uninformed small-scale fisheries (SSF) policies and management. 

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February 01, 2021

New Global Platform Connects Small-scale Fishers to Improve Sustainability, Livelihoods

A global coalition of partners working in and with small-scale fisheries has launched the Small-Scale Fisheries Resource and Collaboration Hub, or SSF Hub, a multilingual, interactive online platform to strengthen small-scale fisheries governance and community development. 

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January 26, 2021

Southern Africa’s Most Endangered Shark Just Extended its Range by 2,000 Kilometers

A team of marine scientists led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has confirmed that southern Africa’s most threatened endemic shark – the Critically Endangered shorttail nurse shark (Pseudoginglymostoma brevicaudatum) – has been found to occur in Mozambique; a finding tha...

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December 14, 2020

TURTLE TSUNAMI! WCS releases incredible footage of mass hatching of locally endangered turtle

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released an amazing video showing tens of thousands of Giant South American River turtle hatchlings (Podocnemis expansa) emerging from a sandy beach in a protected area along the Purus River – a tributary of the Amazon River in Brazil.

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December 09, 2020

Rare climate refuge for coral reefs discovered off the coast of Kenya and Tanzania

A recent study has uncovered a small area off the coast of Kenya and Tanzania harboring a vast array of ocean life. 

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