The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s 2016 World Conservation Congress runs from Sept. 1-10 in Honolulu. The IUCN gathering will bring together thousands of government leaders and decision-makers from around the world, island and indigenous peoples, and environmental advocates, including experts from Pew. Attendees aim to address the global challenges facing the environment.

This collection of Pew resources covers a range of environmental issues, including efforts to increase protections for special places on land and in the ocean, such as the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, the boreal forest, and the high seas, as well as to improve conservation and management of threatened wildlife, including sharks, rays, and penguins.

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Vote Yes to Support Protection for 30% of the Ocean

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From the heat of the equator to the deep chills of the North and South poles, the ocean binds the planet together. Making up more than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, it is home to innumerable species great and small and is a critical source of food that also provides tens of billions of dollars in economic benefits to countless stakeholders.

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Vote Yes for High Seas Protections

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Nearly two-thirds of the ocean lies beyond national boundaries, an area collectively known as the high seas. Once thought to be barren marine deserts, we now know the high seas provide ecosystem benefits that extend to every corner of the globe.

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U.S. expands Northwestern Hawaiian Islands reserve, creating world’s largest protected area

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U.S. expands Northwestern Hawaiian Islands reserve, creating world’s largest protected area

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Hawaii’s Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

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Hawaii’s Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

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The Pimachiowin Aki area contains the largest protected section of the North American Boreal Forest

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Boreal Forest Offers Peace and Purpose for Generations of Indigenous People
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Learn the Basics of Broadband from Our Limited Series

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How does broadband internet reach our homes, phones, and tablets? What kind of infrastructure connects us all together? What are the major barriers to broadband access for American communities?

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What Is Antibiotic Resistance—and How Can We Fight It?

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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, also known as “superbugs,” are a major threat to modern medicine. But how does resistance work, and what can we do to slow the spread? Read personal stories, expert accounts, and more for the answers to those questions in our four-week email series: Slowing Superbugs.