News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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New conservation effort seeks $1 billion for Eastern Himalayas

By Mary Kate McCoy

September 20, 2023
A new initiative in the Eastern Himalayas aims to raise US$1 billion to accelerate — and scale up — local conservation work, providing resources to plant 1 billion trees, and protect and restore 1 million hectares by 2030.
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World falling well short of climate goals, new report finds

By Mary Kate McCoy

September 9, 2023
The results are in on the world’s first climate change progress report: Drastic improvement is needed — and fast.
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U.S., Peru trade debt for nature

By Mary Kate McCoy

September 7, 2023
The government of Peru signed a deal to redirect more than US$ 20 million it owes to the United States into the conservation of some of the most biodiverse areas on Earth.
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More than monuments — study shows World Heritage sites are biodiversity havens

By Max Marcovitch

August 31, 2023
For more than 50 years, UNESCO has protected cultural and natural wonders as World Heritage sites due to their “outstanding universal value.” Turns out, there's another big reason these marvels are irreplaceable: their biodiversity.
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Atlantic Puffins
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Destinations for nature lovers

By Mary Kate McCoy

August 30, 2023
Conservation International is powered by 1,500 people in more than 30 countries — their interests, like their hometowns, are all over the map. This month, our experts share some of the places that inspired them this summer.
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