Steps Toward Sustainable Fishing

Fishers in the Philippines

Recently, municipal councils from the fishing communities of Tinambac and Cantilan approved the Philippines’ first-ever TURF+Reserve designs.

Rare Fellow Spotlight:

Ramiro Palma

The first of Rare’s training phases was a nightmare for Ramiro Palma. "At first, I was very confused,” says Ramiro. “I was overwhelmed by the amount of information required, my head was a mess,” he confesses.

Punta Allen’s TURF Tale

A Punta Allen fisher with his spiny lobster catch in the waters of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve.

In a pocket of Ascension Bay’s teal expanse, a local fisher treads water at the surface with a small net in hand.

Global Fishackathon 2015


This month, Rare’s dedicated fisheries nerds discovered ways to improve fisheries monitoring in brand new terrain: the grueling, inspiring, and caffeine-fueled world of competitive hacking.

Solutions Found

Solution search finalists

When a record-breaking 2008 flood ravaged the Ottawa, Illinois Central School, inflicting irreversible damage on the structure and leaving more than 400 students without a school building, Michael Sutfin was still finding his footing as the City o

Out of Touch

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I recently had the opportunity of a lifetime. 

Game-Changing Mascots

Game-Changing Mascots   Rare’s Meloy the Panther Grouper Meets Tampa Bay Rays’ Raymond  in an Earth Day Game that Truly is a Change-Up

The Tampa Bay Rays’ Mascot, Raymond has a new best friend visiting for Earth Day - Meloy, Jr, a panther grouper who is the Chief FINspiration Officer at Rare, a global conservation organization that uses social marketing to help both peopl