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Happy Birthday, Hol Chan Marine Reserve

August 2, 2012

A recent blog for National Geographic NewsWatch celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve in Belize, the country's first marine reserve and one that protects the greatest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere. Conservation efforts there ensure continued success for blue striped grunts and other precious fish and marine animals. 

Charting New Waters at Glover’s Reef

April 23, 2012

With support from the Summit Foundation, WCS conservationists and their local and international partners have introduced a new system of managed access to the Glover's Reef Marine Reserve’s conch fishery.

A Conversation with Rachel Graham

March 26, 2012

The New York Times interviews WCS's Dr. Rachel Graham about her work in the Gulf and the Caribbean to create a constituency for the protection of a magnificent—and often misunderstood—ocean giant: the shark.

Protecting a Lagoon’s Food Chain, Top to Bottom

December 22, 2011

Researchers find that fishery closures in Belize’s Glover’s Reef help barracudas, groupers, and other predatory fish recover while the parrotfish and other herbivores essential for reef recovery still need more protection.

Netting Change for Fisheries in Belize

September 6, 2011

WCS conservationists help Belize develop a management program to restore the health of both fisheries and the coral reef ecosystems at its Glover’s Reef and Port Honduras Marine Reserves.

A Map for Reef Relief

August 12, 2011

WCS marine scientists provide a color code for coral conservation by mapping out the stress loads of the world's reefs.

WCS’s Dr. Rachel T. Graham Wins the Whitley Gold Award

May 12, 2011

Dr. Graham, director of WCS’s Gulf and Caribbean sharks and rays program, receives one of the world’s most prestigious prize for grassroots nature conservation. The award recognizes her work to implement a national action plan for sharks and get more local people actively involved in protecting ocean wildlife and coastal biodiversity.

A Stroll Through an Atoll

June 11, 2010

WCS researchers and graphic arts department open an interpretive walking trail through a unique coral reef seascape off the coast of Belize.

Belize Limits Reef Fishing

April 27, 2009

With WCS research as a guide, the government of Belize enacts new laws to protect the country’s extensive coral reefs, considered to be the most pristine in the Western Hemisphere.

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