As bad news about the environment piles up, it can be heartening to consider a conservation success story.
I recently traveled to Fiji to visit the Namena Marine Reserve, a type of marine protected area (MPA) where conservation organizations and local villages are working together to save both reefs and local cultures from a variety of threats.
For a week, I lived aboard the Nai'a, a 120-foot motorsailer yacht that research groups use as a base for their underwater studies. My journey was spearheaded by the Coral Reef Alliance, a conservation organization that wanted to show its members where their efforts are going.
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