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Pew Fellowship to Help Establish Marine Protected Areas in the Solomon Islands

"Dr. Shankar Aswani Canela will use his Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation to continue his work with communities in the western Pacific's Solomon Islands... Through education and collaboration, Aswani Canela aims over the next three years to establish a network of Marine Protected Areas designed to preserve vital resources and vulnerable species such as coconut crabs, sea turtles, and dugongs (sea cows) in the Solomon Islands, which are located east of Papua New Guinea." - excerpt from the article at

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