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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.

Talk to the Palm

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Talk to the Palm: Rare helps slap down deforestation for palm oil profits

Rare Fellow Bobby Nopandry partnered with Rare in 2008 to curtail illegal deforestation in northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

Rare Change Recognized

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On March 21, Wakatobi National Park received the annual award for best national park in Indonesia. A national park since 2002, Wakatobi boasts the second largest barrier reef in the world and an astonishing diversity of marine life.

German Government Backs Innovative Fisheries Program

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A $4.7 million investment from the German government (BMUB) will help support Rare’s campaigns to create transformational change in near-shore fisheries and marine ecosystems around the world.

Lead by Example

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The guardhouse that oversees the fishery replenishment zone in Bindoy serves as a hub for both enforcement and tourism.

To rally community support for sustainable fishing in Bindoy, Rare Fellow Richard Balauro is running a marketing campaign, in partnership with Rare. The slogan of his campaign is, “Our treasure, lets care for it.”

Fish Forever: Belize

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Yonardo Cus handlines from his small panga off the coast of Pinta Gorda, Belize. A full cooler of small snapper might be worth $100 for his day of work. photo: Jason Houston

In November 2013, photojournalist Jason Houston visited Belize to document the daily life of the fishers and the Fish Forever partnership’s work to expand managed access to all of Belize’s marine protected areas.

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