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WWF Russia is working with multiple partner organizations to secure several new marine reserves in the Arctic.  The project builds upon a September 2013 commitment from President Vladimir Putin to greatly expand the network of nature conservation areas in the Arctic. The Arctic is one of the most dramatically changing places on Earth, confronting unprecedented […]

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Oceans 5 supports an innovative project to develop a “debt for nature swap” that will establish large marine protected areas and a permanent trust fund for the people of the Seychelles. The Seychelles is an archipelago nation of 115 islands in the Western Indian Ocean.   Tourism and tuna are the foundation of its ocean-based economy. […]

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Oceans 5 is supporting three organizations in a coordinated project to combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing within the national waters of Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, and Ecuador, including a particular focus on the marine reserves of Coco’s, Coiba, Malpelo and Galapagos Islands. The Eastern Tropical Pacific (ETP) is an area of immense ecological […]

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Oceans 5 supports a local conservation organization and traditional Maori leaders working to create a large marine park in the Southern Cook Islands.   If successful, the project could result in one of the largest marine reserves in the South Pacific, providing long-term benefits to the people of the Cook Islands. In mid 2012, Cook Islands’ […]

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Oceans 5 supported a coalition of seven organizations that worked successfully with other organizations and governments to secure international trade restrictions for five species of threatened and endangered sharks.   The groups sought and won these protections at the 2013 meeting of Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), […]

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Oceans 5 supports local non-profit Tofia Niue, in partnership with Government of Niue in the Niue Ocean Wide (NOW) project to conserve and sustainably manage Niue’s waters. Niue is the largest raised atoll on earth.  Nestled between Tonga and the Cook Islands, the little-known Polynesian country is concerned that the current paradigm for piecemeal ocean management […]

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Oceans 5 supports a collaborative project between the Smithsonian Institution, Wildlife Conservation Society (Belize) and Center for Marine Studies (Honduras) . The project aims to improve fisheries data collection and usage along with improved marine surveillance and enforcement at a national scale in Honduras and Belize. Spanning four countries, the Mesoamerican reef stretches over 1,000 […]

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