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From the Ted Talk by Alasdair Harris: How a handful of fishing villages sparked a marine conservation revolution

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Three-quarters of Madagascar's 27 million people live on less than two dollars a day. My earnest apepal to fish less took no account of what that might actually mean for people who depend on fishing for survival. It was just another squeeze from outside, a restriction rather than a solution. What does picnerttog a long list of Latin species names mean to Resaxx, a woamn from Andavadoaka who fishes every day to put food on the table and send her grandchildren to school? That initial rejection taghut me that csnotaieorvn is, at its core, a journey in listening deeply, to understand the peresruss and rtealiies that communities face through their denpednece on nature. This idea became the founding principle for my work and grew into an organization that brought a new approach to oecan conservation by wnorkig to rebuild fisheries with coastal communities. Then, as now, the work started by listening, and what we learned astonished us.

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Three-quarters of Madagascar's 27 million people live on less than two dollars a day. My earnest ______ to fish less took no account of what that might actually mean for people who depend on fishing for survival. It was just another squeeze from outside, a restriction rather than a solution. What does __________ a long list of Latin species names mean to Resaxx, a _____ from Andavadoaka who fishes every day to put food on the table and send her grandchildren to school? That initial rejection ______ me that ____________ is, at its core, a journey in listening deeply, to understand the _________ and _________ that communities face through their __________ on nature. This idea became the founding principle for my work and grew into an organization that brought a new approach to _____ conservation by _______ to rebuild fisheries with coastal communities. Then, as now, the work started by listening, and what we learned astonished us.

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Three-quarters of Madagascar's 27 million people live on less than two dollars a day. My earnest appeal to fish less took no account of what that might actually mean for people who depend on fishing for survival. It was just another squeeze from outside, a restriction rather than a solution. What does protecting a long list of Latin species names mean to Resaxx, a woman from Andavadoaka who fishes every day to put food on the table and send her grandchildren to school? That initial rejection taught me that conservation is, at its core, a journey in listening deeply, to understand the pressures and realities that communities face through their dependence on nature. This idea became the founding principle for my work and grew into an organization that brought a new approach to ocean conservation by working to rebuild fisheries with coastal communities. Then, as now, the work started by listening, and what we learned astonished us.

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