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Strait to Impact

New Rare 2.0 Fisheries Reform Model Saves Costs While Saving Fish

Between the Negros and Cebu islands in the Philippines lies Tañon Strait, a passage of water connecting the Visayan Sea and the Bohol Sea. It’s narrow, long and deep: 16 miles wide, stretching across 99 miles, and plunging to depths past 1600 feet not far from the shore. Venture into these waters, and you’ll find many of the widely beloved sea creatures that give the ocean its mythical appeal: sharks, dolphins, manta rays, whales, and deeper still, the pygmy killer whale and the nautilus. Read more >

Talk, Learn and Act

Noteworthy Behavior Change Results from Colombian Pride Campaigns

From November 2013 through December 2016, Rare carried out seven Pride campaigns for sustainable watersheds across Valle del Cauca in Colombia. Rare teamed up with the valley’s regional environmental authority, Corporación Autonoma Regional del Valle del Cauca (CVC), to rally local pride for natural resources, build awareness about the importance of the valley’s forests for water conservation, and inspire the adoption of sustainable behaviors toward the Valle del Cauca watershed. Read more >

U.S. Ambassador Visits Rare Site in Indonesia

In June, Rare gave United States Ambassador to Indonesia Robert O. Blake, Jr., a closer look at Indonesian coastal fisheries reform on the ground. Rare hosted Ambassador Blake at our site within the Banda Sea MPA, an area spanning five villages. There, Ambassador Blake met with local leaders working to restore coastal fisheries through rights-based management. Rare just launched a Pride campaign for sustainable fishing at the site, and the community has come together to provide input and agree upon a rights-based fishing access area for local fishers. Read more >

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 >

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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    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 >