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New science: Removing ‘climber’ plants doubles tree growth — and more

By Kiley Price

May 5, 2022
Protecting nature starts with science. Here’s a roundup of recent scientific research published by Conservation International experts.
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Decolonizing conservation to protect nature and people: 3 stories you may have missed

By Vanessa Bauza

May 2, 2022
In case you missed it: Indigenous researchers explore what decolonizing conservation looks like, New Zealand’s government released a “National Adaptation Plan” that aims to prepare for future climate disasters, and transformational changes are necessary to adapt to climate change and biodiversity...
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Study: More than a fifth of reptile species face extinction

By Kiley Price

April 27, 2022
A new study, published today in Nature, assesses more than 10,000 reptiles around the world — from turtles, snakes and lizards to crocodiles — and warns that we must conserve them to prevent dramatic changes to Earth’s critical ecosystems.
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Curbing invasive species takes creativity: 3 stories you may have missed

By Will McCarry

April 25, 2022
In case you missed it: Scientists are trying to curb invasive species using gene editing, the famed “Lord God Bird” may not be extinct after all and Indigenous communities are slowing the destruction of the Amazon.
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This Earth Day, 10 Conservation International experts share reasons for hope

By Kiley Price

April 22, 2022
To provide a boost of climate optimism, 10 Conservation International experts are sharing why they have hope for the planet — and why you should, too.
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