CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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Newly discovered coral species face uncertainty in Pacific’s depths

By Kiley Price

October 29, 2020
A team of researchers recently discovered three new species of black coral in the depths of the North Pacific — but deep-sea mining could threaten them.
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A young woman dives down to explore the seagrass bed in Honduras.
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Invasive species storming, seagrass spreading, Alps melting: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

October 26, 2020
In case you missed it: Hurricanes in the United States are dispersing invasive species across the country, seagrasses helped revitalize an entire ecosystem in eastern Virginia and climate change is making the Alps more dangerous for mountaineers.
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Notes from the field: Sun-powered water, COVID and fishing, and more

By Kiley Price

October 22, 2020
Here are three recent conservation success stories you should know about.
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Pope’s plea, reef collapse, rewilding: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

October 19, 2020
In case you missed it: Pope Francis is imploring people to protect nature, the world’s largest coral reef is facing mass die-offs and restoring one-third of the Earth’s most degraded ecosystems is crucial to slowing climate change.
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Want to protect nature? Vote

By Bruno Vander Velde

October 15, 2020
Nature and science must be a top priority when people choose their leaders, implores a new short film released by Conservation International and voiced by the actor and conservationist Harrison Ford.
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