CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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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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Lions near the Mara North Conservancy in Kenya.
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Protections for African wildlife face growing threat: a lack of money

By Olivia DeSmit

October 24, 2018
Two experts on protected areas react to recent findings that a majority of protected areas in Africa are underfunded.
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What on Earth is a ‘conservation agreement’?

By Cassandra Kane

February 20, 2018
Here, we break down “conservation agreements,” an approach that helps conserve biodiversity while improving the quality of life for local communities.
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With eye to hungry planet, new tech watches soil health

By Morgan Lynch

February 15, 2018
An estimated 10 billion people will walk the Earth by 2050 — how will humanity grow enough food on land that is increasingly tapped out?
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The price of a dead elephant

By Sophie Bertazzo

November 21, 2017
In this new piece for Medium, Conservation International CEO M. Sanjayan explains why elephants are worth more alive.
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