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Scientists, conservation practitioners, decision and policymakers meet in Suva, Fiji to address environmental challenges brought on by climate change.
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Archeological study by Wildlife Conservation Society finds that sustained overfishing results in fewer long-lived species and top predators NEW YORK (June 23, 2011)—Fish communities in the 21st Century live fast and die young. That’s the main finding of a recent study by researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society who compared fish recently caught in coastal Kenya with the bones of fish contained in ancient Swahili refuse heaps in order to understan...
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Recent expedition by WCS and partners found reef teeming with life WCS supports local communities in returning to a traditional ban on fishing NEW YORK (June 8, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society, Pacific Blue Foundation, Wetlands International, and the Waitt Institute announced today that the people of Fiji’s Totoya Island have declared part of their coral reefs sacred in honor of World Oceans Day.   WCS Fiji Di...
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In honor of World Oceans Day, June 8th, the people of Fiji's Totoya Island declare a portion of their vibrant coral reefs sacred. The measure will help ensure the continued health of the island's coastal resources, its ecosystem, and its residents' livelihoods and culture.
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Expedition leader Stacey Jupiter of WCS’s Marine Program is available for live, on-vessel interviews via phone or Skype Reef will be declared off limits to fishing on World Ocean’s Day on June 8th Excellent electronic images available NEW YORK (June 6, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society and other partners are currently exploring a remote coral reef off Fiji’s Totoya Island.  Expedition leader, Stacey Jupiter ...
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Follow along on the adventures of WCS marine conservationist Stacy Jupiter, Fiji Country Program Director, as she explores the sacred reefs of Totoya Island in the company of the island's high chief and various conservation partners. The expedition aims to revitalize cultural practices that have safeguarded this stunning Fijian seascape over many decades.

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Dr. Stacy Jupiter to Post Expedition Blogs on National Geographic News Watch Bronx, N.Y. (May 31, 2011) – From June 1st to June 8th (World Ocean’s Day), Wednesday to Wednesday, WCS marine ecologists, working with the Pacific Blue Foundation and the Waitt Institute will conduct initial surveys of Fiji’s Totoya Island reef.  Sections of this remote reef are considered sacred by island villagers and are proposed for formal protection in recognition of World Ocean’s Day – June 8th, Wedne...
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WCS researchers urge protection and management for Indian Ocean coral reefs most likely to persist into future“Stress Test” creates hope for one of the world’s centers of marine biodiversity NEW YORK (March 22, 2011)—Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society have developed a “stress test” for coral reefs as a means of identifying and prioritizing areas that are most likely to survive bleaching events and other climate change factors.  The researchers say that these “reefs of hope” are p...
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Fish known for sustainability is invasive species on islands NEW YORK (January 12, 2010)—The poster child for sustainable fish farming—the tilapia—is actually a problematic invasive species for the native fish of the islands of Fiji, according to a new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society and other groups. Scientists suspect that tilapia introduced to the waterways of the Fiji Islands may be gobbling up the larvae and juvenile fish of several native species of goby, fish that live in ...
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Known by seafood fans as one of the most sustainable options on the dinner menu, tilapia farmed in Fiji is gaining a new reputation as an invasive species that’s threatening the islands’ native fish.
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