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Uniting the Smithsonian’s cultural and scientific expertise to advance research and share knowledge to sustain Earth’s biodiverse ecosystems.

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Panama Meets 30x30 Goal Ahead of Schedule

An effort led by marine biologist Hector M. Guzman from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute has resulted in expanding the Cordillera de Coiba protected area and allowed Panama to reach the 30x30 goal for marine protection.

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What is the Smithsonian Conservation Commons?

Harnessing the capacity of the Smithsonian and major partner institutions to build a global community of practice that breaks down barriers to:

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Enhancing human attitudes towards nature and conservation
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Engaging local communities with conservation science
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Managing sustainable landscapes and seascapes
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Research and conservation of imperiled species
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Training the next generation of conservation scientists