CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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New science: mangrove protection, Caribbean coral loss, dam development and more

By Kiley Price

July 15, 2020
Protecting nature starts with science. Here’s a roundup of recent scientific research published by Conservation International experts.
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Environmental setbacks, rock dust, lemur loss, temperature rise: 4 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

July 13, 2020
In case you missed it: Scientists say permanent changes to society are crucial to limiting global emissions, an innovative farming technique could drastically reduce emissions, one-third of lemur species are on the brink of extinction and new data revealed that global temperatures are rising faster...
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Protect the economy by protecting nature, study urges

By Kiley Price

July 9, 2020
A new report revealed the benefits of protecting 30 percent of the world’s land and sea outweigh the costs by a ratio of 5 to 1.
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Expert: COVID, climate change create ‘perfect storm’ for Amazon fires

By Kiley Price

July 7, 2020
A year after unprecedented fires ravaged the Amazon, the latest data indicate the world’s largest rainforest faces an even higher risk of fires in 2020.
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Amazon fires, elephant die-offs, arboreal social distancing: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

July 6, 2020
In case you missed it: Approximately 2,248 fires burned through the Brazilian Amazon in June, more than 350 elephants in Botswana have died from unknown causes in recent months and several tree species avoid contact with each other to prevent the spread of disease.
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