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News spotlight: Mangrove deforestation drops, but new protections still needed
By Emma Cummings-Krueger
November 23, 2022
Worldwide, mangroves — once destroyed for agriculture and development — have seen a sharp decline in deforestation. A new report from the Global Mangrove Alliance offers a plan to end mangrove loss entirely.
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Meet a scientist: Using tech to advance wildlife conservation
By Kiley Price
October 21, 2022
Senior Wildlife Conservation Scientist Jorge Ahumada uses technology to track wildlife species around the world and ensure the data is available to craft smart policies for their protection. Conservation News spoke to him about his passion for mining big data to uncover hidden trends in nature.
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News spotlight: Australia aims to end extinctions — critics see a plan that picks ‘winners’
By Mary Kate McCoy
October 10, 2022
Australia has lost more mammals to extinction than any other continent. A new plan commits to protecting its iconic wildlife, but some say it doesn’t go far enough.
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News spotlight: Researchers want to resurrect the Tasmanian tiger. Should they?
By Will McCarry
September 2, 2022
In case you missed it: Emerging genetic technologies could someday bring back Tasmania’s apex predator. But critics say concerns abound — including siphoning resources from conservation.
News spotlight: Earth’s most unique birds are also most likely to go extinct
By Will McCarry
August 15, 2022
In case you missed it: A new study found that birds with distinctive shapes and sizes are the most likely to be lost.