News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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New conservation effort seeks $1 billion for Eastern Himalayas

By Mary Kate McCoy

September 20, 2023
A new initiative in the Eastern Himalayas aims to raise US$1 billion to accelerate — and scale up — local conservation work, providing resources to plant 1 billion trees, and protect and restore 1 million hectares by 2030.
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U.S., Peru trade debt for nature

By Mary Kate McCoy

September 7, 2023
The government of Peru signed a deal to redirect more than US$ 20 million it owes to the United States into the conservation of some of the most biodiverse areas on Earth.
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More than monuments — study shows World Heritage sites are biodiversity havens

By Max Marcovitch

August 31, 2023
For more than 50 years, UNESCO has protected cultural and natural wonders as World Heritage sites due to their “outstanding universal value.” Turns out, there's another big reason these marvels are irreplaceable: their biodiversity.
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Study: Camera traps key to closing biodiversity data gaps

By Mary Kate McCoy

June 7, 2023
As countries ramp up efforts to stem a wave of species extinctions amid a global biodiversity crisis, overcoming data gaps is critical to effective conservation.
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A Peruvian forest was vanishing. Coffee and community trust saved it

By Will McCarry

January 10, 2023
In the Alto Mayo Protected Forest in Peru, local farmers have partnered with Conservation International to produce sustainable coffee and halt deforestation. Since 2011, this partnership has helped deforestation decline by 59 percent.
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