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New science: Satellite data preventing climate-fueled floods — and more

By Kiley Price

February 17, 2022
Protecting nature starts with science. Here’s a roundup of recent scientific research published by Conservation International experts.
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Ecuador’s highest court affirms Indigenous land rights: 3 stories you may have missed

By Matthew Ribel

February 14, 2022
In case you missed it: Indigenous groups in Ecuador secured a major victory against extractive industries, climate change is fueling inflation and experts say the expansion of renewables does not need to come at the expense of fragile ecosystems.
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Meet a scientist: the freshwater defender

By Will McCarry

February 10, 2022
Growing up in Kenya on the edge of Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa, Leonard Akwany always felt most at home in nature. Long days fishing and birding with friends forged a special connection to the lake, eventually leading to a career focused on protecting it.
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Ocean warming shifts tiger sharks’ habitats: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

February 7, 2022
In case you missed it: Tiger sharks are migrating farther north, experts project a rise in flood damages and spider venom could help combat chronic pain.
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Protecting nature to prevent pandemics costs just 1% of fighting them

By Kiley Price

February 4, 2022
Experts say the yearly cost of future pandemics will be a staggering US$ 2 trillion. For just 1 percent of that cost, the world could prevent pandemics at their source by protecting nature, according to a new study published today in Science Advances.
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