CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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Expert: To restore Earth’s forests, ‘help nature run its course’

By Kiley Price

January 24, 2020
In a recent article, Conservation International's restoration expert extolled the effectiveness of an innovative scientific technique to help forests grow: leaving them alone.
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Discovery afoot: New study cracks mystery of how ‘walking’ sharks split

By Kiley Price

January 22, 2020
Conservation News spoke with one of the authors of a new study on walking sharks to find out how he and his team uncovered the evolutionary origin of these peculiar creatures — and how this information could help us adapt to climate change.
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Fossil fuel divestment, Aboriginal knowledge, avian discoveries: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

January 21, 2020
In case you missed it: BlackRock CEO pledges that the firm will avoid investments in companies that pose a "high sustainability-related risk," indigenous peoples could help manage fires in Australia and 10 new birds were discovered in Indonesia.
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Conservation in pop culture: fashion’s footprint, a reef's revival and more

By Kiley Price

January 16, 2020
In an occasional series, we review shows, podcasts and more that bring nature to life for you.
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Extreme weather, climate change top threats facing world economy: report

By Kiley Price

January 15, 2020
The top five risks to the global economy are environmental, according to the World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report.
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