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Amid Olympic Environmental Concerns in Rio, Bright Spots in Marine Sustainability Signal Hope for Brazil’s Coast

In the buildup to the 2016 Summer Olympics, Rio’s environmental issues have become a fixture in international headlines. Read more >

Seismic Shifts in Sustainable Fishing in Indonesia

In a historic moment for small-scale fishers in Indonesia, the Ministry of Marine Affairs enacted a guideline, which gives communities living in and around Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) the responsibility to co-manage their coastal resources and implement MPAs alongside government partners. Read more >

The Man with the Numbers: Fisheries Ministry Leader Nominates Raymond Jakub for Pew Fellowship

If selected as a 2017 Pew Marine Fellow, Raymond Jakub will look to make catch data collection a regular, accessible part of community fisheries management in Indonesia. Read more >

Researchers Find 1 in 10 People May Face Malnutrition Driven by Fish Decline

What do we lose when the world’s fish stocks fall? A new study published in Nature reveals that fisheries decline has major implications for not only biodiversity and livelihoods, but also basic human health.
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Inside Rare: How One Conservationist Inspired Our Approach

On Rare Senior Vice President Paul Butler’s 60th birthday and nearing the 40th anniversary of his campaign in St. Lucia, we revisit his roots in community-based conservation. Butler’s work to save the endangered St. Lucia parrot in the late 1970s inspired Pride, Rare’s globally applied approach to mobilizing communities, then countries, to adopt more environmentally sustainable behaviors. Read more >

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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 >