CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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New science: a path for protecting chimps and more

By Kiley Price

June 3, 2021
Protecting nature starts with science. Here’s a roundup of recent scientific research published by Conservation International experts.
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Protect nature or risk future pandemics, expert warns

By Kiley Price

May 27, 2021
Conservation International's new pandemic prevention fellow recently discussed how his experience chasing infectious diseases and leading NYC's COVID contact tracing program has shown him why human health depends on the health of the planet.
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Wind power station near Westerhever, Germany.
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Renewable energy is surging — literally: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

May 24, 2021
In case you missed it: Solar and wind power gain traction as global coal consumption plummets, violence and extreme weather pushed millions from their homes last year, and a growing number of people care about protecting nature.
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In Colombia, a new way to protect mangroves takes root

By Raul Quintana

May 19, 2021
A recently-launched blue carbon finance project for the first time takes into account not only the carbon that mangrove trees store in their trunks and leaves, but also the carbon they sequester in their soils, often for millennia.
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Masked booby (Sula dactylatra)
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‘Marine scarecrows’ could keep seabirds safe from fishing nets: 3 stories you may have missed

By Vanessa Bauza

May 17, 2021
In case you missed it: "Floating scarecrows” could save thousands of seabirds, nature is critical to minimizing temperature rise, and ocean warming and acidification deliver a devastating one-two punch to corals.
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