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Beyond the Obituaries: Success Stories in Ocean Conservation

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Uploaded on May 20, 2009

Sometimes the threats faced by our ocean planet seem overwhelming. Amid headlines about pollution, climate change, overfishing, and other daunting problems, it’s easy to forget that there is good news, too. Everyday, scientists and citizens the world over are working to protect marine wildlife, safeguard the resources we rely on, and restore the ocean's natural balance.sea turtle Green sea turtles are among the ocean animals that have recently experienced population rebounds in some regions, due in part to strong conservation efforts. Image courtesy: Roy Niswanger/Marine PhotobankTo hear a variety of these inspiring stories from around the globe, join Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and the International Marine Conservation Congress on Wednesday, May 20th for "Beyond the Obituaries: Success Stories in Ocean Conservation." From sea turtle populations rebounding in the Caribbean to water quality improvements in the Black Sea, find out what can happen when citizens, leaders, and scientists set out to make a difference.
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