In early June, Sutfin and the City of Ottawa took home the grand-prize Judges’ Choice award from Solution Search’s third contest, “Reducing Our Risk: Innovation in Disaster Preparation.” Ottawa and a handful of other organizations, including the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project, Restore America’s Estuaries, American Littoral Society and University of New Orleans–CHART received top prizes at the Solution Search award ceremony atop the Newseum in Washington, D.C. read more >
Global Fishackathon 2015
Decoding Big Ideas for Small Scale Fisheries
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. In the weekend leading up to this year’s World Oceans Day on June 8, the U.S. State Department held its second annual Fishackathon, a global event calling on coders to create mobile-friendly technology to tackle fisheries challenges. read more >
What Does it Take for Rare Fellows to Become Behavior Change-Agents?
This spring, the next generation of conservation leaders joined Rare– ushering a new wave of 30 change-agents in Brazil, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Known formally as Conservation Fellows, these individuals are currently immersed in the first phase of intensive training with the Fish Forever program, which will launch them on a journey towards reforming fishing practices in each of their respective communities. Read more >