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Ernst: Cuba joins efforts to save manatees

From the Herald-Tribune
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European Commission Joins Conservation Fund

The European Commission (EC) will contribute 18 million euros (US $23.5 million) to CEPF’s efforts to empower civil society to conserve the world’s most critical ecosystems.
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Conservationists Chronicle the Staggering Diversity of Wildlife in Bolivian Park

Scientists from a coalition of conservation groups, including MacArthur-supported Wildlife Conservation Society, released a compendium of species found in the 19,000 square-kilometer park
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U.S.-Cuban Cooperation Needed on Offshore Drilling Safety

In Bridging the Gulf, the Environmental Defense Fund finds that current U.S. policy toward Cuba prevents oil companies operating off Cuba’s coast from accessing American equipment and expertise in the event of an oil ...

"A New Dawn in Rwanda"

From The ICF Bugle
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Local Fijian Communities Play Critical Role in Maintaining Global Biodiversity

A study finds that locally managed marine protected areas within Fiji are playing an increasingly important role in the nation’s efforts to protect marine habitats.
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Modeling Ecological and Economic Changes in Cambodia

The Boston University Department of Biology is developing new computational modeling to improve scientific understanding of water and fisheries resource use in Cambodia’s Tonle Sap region.

"The Conversion of a Climate Change Skeptic"

From the The New York Times
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Remote Sensing Technology Creates High Definition Maps of Sensitive Ecosystems

By accurately fusing several data streams from different remote sensing sources, MacArthur-grantee the Carnegie Airborne Observatory is able to create multi-dimensional maps of ecological systems.

“Seeking the Greatest Good: The Conservation Legacy of Gifford Pinchot” Documentary Premiere on PBS

Seeking the Greatest Good: The Conservation Legacy of Gifford Pinchot highlights the still-increasing value of Pinchot’s philosophy of natural resource conservation through sustainable use.

The Last Vulture Bastion in Southeast Asia

As the vulture population declines throughout Asia, Cambodia endures as a bastion for the endangered bird.
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The Future of International Development

Through its Frontiers in Development initiative, the U.S. Agency for International Development is examining issues facing the future of foreign assistance and international development.

"Greening Diplomacy with Cuba"

From nationalgeographic.com
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Smarter Nets Equal Bigger Fish, Higher Income

Study shows modifying gear size allows smaller fish to escape resulting in more profitable catches for poverty-stricken fisheries in Kenya.

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