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Big Change Starts Small

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As I have learned from Rare many times, big change often starts small. Let me tell you a quick story about one of Rare’s Fellows, Maritza Tovar. She grew up drinking water from the Andes in Peru, and as a student she became a volunteer park guard thus beginning her career in conservation.

Solution Search Launches Contest

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On the second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Solution Search launched its third contest, “Reducing our Risk: Innovation for Disaster Preparation.” This project is an unprecedented effort to identify and celebrate the many ways Americans are working to redu

Fishery Friendship Forged

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During the June Committee on Fisheries (COFI) meeting of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UNFAO), governments met in Rome to adopt new guidelines for securing small-scale fisheries.

Rare Revelry

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“It was surreal,” says Gerald Miles, Rare’s vice president of global development. “The production value was amazing.” On August 13, Miles attended a commencement ceremony that belied the usual stuffy, inspirational speeches delivered against backdrops of ivy-covered red brick buildings.

Rare has a new website

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The site has been a big undertaking for Rare with every team contributing in some way. We are really proud of the result. Here are just some of the highlights:

Q&A with Jason Scott

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Recently, Bloomberg Philanthropies and The Rockefeller Foundation supported a study conducted by EKO Asset Management Partners (EKO) in cooperation with Rare and Oceana on how to better finance sustainable fisheries solutions.

Palauan Marine Sanctuary

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In February, the president of Palau, Tommy Remengesau Jr., declared the entire island nation a marine sanctuary. That means the 200-nautical-mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ) surrounding the island (roughly the size of France) will no longer permit foreign commercial fishing interests.

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