Fishery Friendship Forged


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


“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


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


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


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

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

rare change recognized

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


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.