CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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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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Record-breaking heat, coronavirus waste, new species: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

June 30, 2020
In case you missed it: The Russian Arctic recently experienced its hottest day ever recorded, discarded COVID-19 protective gear is polluting the world’s oceans and researchers recently uncovered two new monkey species in Southeast Asia.
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Expert: Rollbacks of environmental protections imperil nature — and human health

By Kiley Price

June 28, 2020
In a recent op-ed for Scientific American, a Conservation International social scientist stressed the importance of strengthening environmental protections to prevent future pandemics.
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