CONSERVATION NEWS

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Study: How years of wildfires have devastated the Amazon

By Kiley Price

September 1, 2021
For the first time, scientists have quantified the impact these fires have had on animals and plants in the Amazon over the past two decades. And according to their new study published today in Nature, these species are suffering — but there is still time to protect them.
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Study: Could the Amazon become ground zero for the world’s next pandemic?

By Kiley Price

March 24, 2021
If deforestation continues to accelerate, the Amazon could be at risk of becoming ground zero for the world’s next pandemic, according to a study published today.
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New science: detrimental dams, fishery fears, protection rollbacks

By Kiley Price

September 10, 2020
Protecting nature starts with science. Here’s a roundup of recent scientific research published by Conservation International experts.
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Conservation in pop culture: voices for nature, a binge-worthy docuseries and more

By Kiley Price

August 25, 2020
Here are a few shows, podcasts and more that can help bring nature to life for you, wherever you are.
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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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