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Entries for December 2011

WCS Research Findings in the Press

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(December 26, 2011) Leader surged to curb climate vulnerability , Eco Voice, December, 2011. In a new scientific paper and book, leading marine re- searchers Dr. Josh Cinner of the ARC Centre of Excel- lence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University, and Tim McClanahan of the Wildlife Conservation Society propose a novel framework for helping millions of people most at risk to cope with massive changes in their jobs, lives, and environment driven by the warming climate. Based on a study of 1500 house...

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International Coral Reef Initiative General Meeting

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(December 20, 2011) WCS Madagascar shared lessons learned from its climate change and coral reef conservation pro- gram to the 26th General Meeting of the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI). ICRI is a part- nership among governments, international organizations, and non-government organizations. It strives to preserve coral reefs and related ecosystems. The third General Meeting under the French-Samoan co-secretariat was held from the 12-15 December 2011, in La Réunion. In a...

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Madagascar to Develop Fisheries Strategy

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(December 19, 2011) Madagascar is leading the way among Indian Ocean countries by developing a national policy on marine fisheries which takes into account the principles of good governance. The Wildlife Conservation Society is a member of the Ma- rine NGO Platform which is chairing one of the four commissions that have been established to support the process of developing this strategy. Read more: http://www.thefishsite.com/fishnews/16638/madagascar-to-develop- fisheries-strategy

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Two WCS Field Staff Graduate with Master’s Degrees

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(December 19, 2011) Congratulations to Bebe Jean RAHARINOSY and Toky VOAJANAHARY, WCS Toliara seascape field staff, who recently graduated from Toliara University – IHSM (Madagascar Fishery and Marine Sci- ence Institute). They successfully defended they Master degree theses in December 2011. Bebe Jean’s and Toky’s research theses focused on community based management of marine resources in southwest Madagascar.

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