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Where next with the science of ocean acidification?

How will ocean acidification affect fisheries around the world as carbon dioxide levels rise? This question is among the research priorities identified by leading scientists in a new report authored by IUCN experts.

Local dolphin day celebration in Saphanhin village, February 2016

Local communities in Thailand pledge to save threatened species on dolphin day celebration

In February 2016, local communities and dolphin conservation networks in Laem Klat, Trat Province, Thailand, came together for their annual dolphin day celebration in an effort to protect coastal dolphin populations that have come under increasing pressure in recent years. For the local fishing communities, dolphins are a symbol of good luck and are often cited as indicators of a healthy, abundant ecosystem.

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