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Poaching, deforestation reportedly on the rise since COVID-19 lockdowns

By Kiley Price

April 30, 2020
Poaching and deforestation in the tropics have increased since COVID-19 restrictions went into effect around the world, according to recent reports from Conservation International field offices.
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Poaching pressures, economic hope, a parched island: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

April 20, 2020
In case you missed it: Poaching may increase in Africa as the pandemic continues, the long-term benefits of climate action could help boost the global economy and an island nation in Africa is running out of water due to climate change and deforestation.
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Coronavirus containment, indigenous forestry, bird patrol: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

February 3, 2020
In case you missed it: China announced a temporary ban on its wildlife trade as the deadly coronavirus spreads, indigenous peoples in Africa's Congo Basin fight to protect their land against logging companies and radar-equipped seabirds are helping to track illegal fishing on the high seas.
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Climate emergency, oil spill aftermath, 'The Elephant Queen': 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

November 12, 2019
In case you missed it: The United States begins the withdrawal process from the Paris Agreement, an oil spill spreads along the northeast coast of Brazil and a new documentary follows a herd of elephants through Kenya.
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How an unheralded US law could help protect Africa’s forests

By Sophie Bertazzo

June 14, 2019
The head of Conservation International's Africa field division has a suggestion for the continent’s decision-makers: redirect some of your debt to the United States into conserving nature.
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