CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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Climate migration, reef shark decline, global warming risks: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

July 27, 2020
In case you missed it: Millions of people are likely to flee their homes to escape the impacts of climate change in the next century, new research shows that reef shark populations are declining and a recent study found that the best-case scenario of planetary warming will no longer be possible if...
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3 ways to prevent the next pandemic with nature, according to science

By Kiley Price

July 23, 2020
A new study published today in Science outlines a groundbreaking plan to decrease the risk of future pandemics by 27 percent or more — with a 10-year investment that is 50 times less than the cost of coronavirus response efforts to date.
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Yellowstone wolves, policy rollbacks, snail trafficking: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

July 20, 2020
In case you missed it: Wolves in Yellowstone National Park are helping to create more resilient elk populations, changes to one of the United States’ most important conservation laws could increase greenhouse gas emissions and disrupt wildlife habitats, and the illegal wildlife trade is driving the...
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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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