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Celebrating a Rare Year

What first made you believe in Rare? In my nearly 20 years at this organization, talking with you and countless others around the world, the answer is almost always the same: Rare realizes that conservation is about people. Read more >

Big Change Starts Small

Rare's board chair shares good news stories

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. Read more >

Rare Resilience and Achievements

What a difference a year makes. This month marks the anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan. Last year, we told you how Rare’s work in Pilar, Philippines, had primed the community to care about their ocean resources. Within days of the storm, fishers organized to rebuild a guardhouse and replace boundary markers to protect their marine reserve. A year later, Rare Fellow Susan Cataylo says these actions created community buzz and appreciation of the oceans as a critical food source. 
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    Rare Fellow Wida Sulistyaningrum never imagined she could change the fate of coastal Indonesian fishing villages. She and her colleagues at Conservation International had been working for years to help communities embrace sustainable fishing behaviors. Rare partnered with CI and helped Wida approach the community in a new way.
    Read how >