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‘Audacious’ reforestation effort grows in Brazil

By Bruno Vander Velde

February 7, 2023
A bold initiative to regrow 73 million trees in the Brazilian Amazon has made substantial progress despite some unexpected hurdles, according to an upcoming report.
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News Spotlight: Indigenous land stewardship key to preserving Amazon carbon sinks

By Matthew Ribel

January 23, 2023
In case you missed it: The Amazon is the ecological jewel of the world, home to nearly 400 billion trees and 10,000 species at risk of extinction. It’s also the world’s largest terrestrial carbon sink. Yet a new report shows those climate benefits are not uniformly distributed.
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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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