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Coronavirus containment, indigenous forestry, bird patrol: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

February 3, 2020
In case you missed it: China announced a temporary ban on its wildlife trade as the deadly coronavirus spreads, indigenous peoples in Africa's Congo Basin fight to protect their land against logging companies and radar-equipped seabirds are helping to track illegal fishing on the high seas.
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Vanishing giants, sustainable straws, rewilding success: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

January 28, 2020
In case you missed it: The world's largest freshwater fish and mammals are going extinct at an alarming rate, one village's traditional use of bamboo could help reduce plastic consumption and wolves have been successfully rewilded in Yellowstone National Park.
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To avert climate disaster, look to land: study

By Sophie Bertazzo

January 27, 2020
New research will help tropical countries protect and restore their lands — while averting climate disaster.
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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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