News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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New tech could help bring threatened species back from the brink

By Kiley Price

May 13, 2021
A new tool provides a clear picture of where species are at the greatest risk of extinction — and helps guide conservation actions to protect them.
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bonnethead shark
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‘Magnetic maps’ guide sharks at sea: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

May 10, 2021
In case you missed it: A new study may reveal why sharks are so good with directions, dirt is in high demand for coastal restoration and the COVID-19 pandemic forced many fishers to stay at sea for months.
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Dead wood is ‘having a moment’: 3 stories you may have missed

By Bruno Vander Velde

May 3, 2021
In case you missed it: Lumber prices are soaring, an increasingly popular source of energy is coming under fire and a scientist is working to breed plants that could store more carbon.
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Ariel view of mountains in Alaska's Aleutian Islands
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Climate summit sets high ambitions — now action must follow

By Kiley Price

April 30, 2021
Reestablishing itself as a leader in the fight against climate change, the United States — one of the world’s top emitters — made a bold pledge last week to roughly halve its greenhouse gas emissions relative to 2005 levels by 2030.
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In fishing industry, women face hidden hardships: study

By Kiley Price

April 29, 2021
According to a recent study, women are facing hidden hardships throughout seafood supply chains around the world.
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