Articles by Vanessa Kahn


2021 MCAF Year in Review Blog

January 27, 2022

As we head into a new year, we reflect on everything the grantees and fellows of the Marine Conservation Action Fund (MCAF) accomplished in 2021 and celebrate the grants that MCAF has funded. In 2021 ...Read More

ECOP awardee Jonathan Triminio


Meet the MCAF ECOP Awardees

January 6, 2022

This year we were honored to award ECOP grants to three talented emerging leaders in Sri Lanka and Belize. We recently had the pleasure of asking them questions about core aspects of their work. ...Read More


Spotting endangered sharks in Mozambique

April 14, 2021

Outside of Australia and South-East Asia, basic information required to inform conservation initiatives for the endangered Zebra Shark are unknown....Read More


Tracking marine megafauna: Using acoustic telemetry to strengthen conservation efforts along Costa Rica’s pacific coast

March 1, 2021

Randall Arauz and Daniel Arauz Naranjo at Center for Endangered Marine Species (CREMA), coordinate a team of researchers whose objective is to protect species from unselective and destructive fishing....Read More


করাত মাছ বেশি দেখা যাচ্ছে

February 23, 2021

করাত মাছ বেশি দেখা যাচ্ছে কোভিড-১৯ লকডাউনে সাড়া দিয়ে কি ভারতীয় সুন্দরবনে করাত মাছেরা ভালো আছে?...Read More


Macuro. Conservación de Tortugas Marinas en el Golfo de Paria, Venezuela

February 23, 2021

La Dirección General de Diversidad Biológica del MinEC en Caracas - Venezuela lidera un equipo con Provita Venezuela para estudiar y proteger a las tortugas marinas......Read More


Impact de la pandémie mondiale du COVID 19 sur la recherche pour la protection des tortues marin de la côte atlantique à Ebodje, Cameroun

February 2, 2021

De quelle manière la pandémie du COVID-19 a affecté les travaux de recherche pour la protection des tortues marines et la Tube Awu Association au Cameroun?...Read More


Resiliencia de los esfuerzos de conservación en tiempos inciertos: 4 lecciones de un bloqueo de 6 meses por Kerstin Forsberg

December 18, 2020

La primera vez que escuché sobre COVID-19 fue en enero…Un amigo mencionó el brote y yo no tenía ni idea de cómo mi vida estaba a punto de cambiar. ...Read More


Sawfish observations on the rise

February 23, 2020

This post is one of a series on projects supported by the Aquarium’s Marine Conservation Action Fund (MCAF). Through MCAF, the Aquarium supports researchers, conservationists, and grassroots organi......Read More


Macuro. Sea Turtles Conservation in the Paria Gulf, Venezuela.

February 23, 2020

MinEC-Venezuela-Caracas is leading a team with Provita Venezuela to preserve the reproduction of sea turtles that takes place in the Gulf of Paria in Venezuela and learn about the challenges......Read More


How COVID-19 global pandemic affected marine turtle conservation research in Ebodje, Cameroon

February 2, 2020

Dr. Abi and his team work alongside local communities to pursue conservation and research efforts of the endangered and vulnerable sea turtle species that nest on the beaches....Read More


Sea of Hope in Osa Costa Rica: Hammerhead sharks being born in times of the Covid-19 Pandemic

January 8, 2020

MCAF Fellow Andrés López shares news of their project to study and protect hammerhead sharks and their nursery through the establishment of a protected area in Golfo Dulce in Costa Rica....Read More


Resilience of conservation efforts in uncertain times: 4 lessons from a 6-month lockdown by Kerstin Forsberg

December 18, 2019

The first time I heard about COVID-19 was in January...A friend mentioned the outbreak, and I had no clue of how my life was about to change....Read More

Field Work

FSET Team Partners with Mass Marine Fisheries on Best Practices

May 14, 2019

Our FSET team and partners have teamed up to develop guidelines that keeps anglers fishing while keeping Gulf of Maine fish stocks healthy and sustainable....Read More