CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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A 'manta ray ruler' could help protect these gentle giants

By Kiley Price

March 4, 2022
A new technique for measuring manta rays could offer critical insights into their health, reproductive status, lifespans and whether a population is growing or shrinking.
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Thomas Lovejoy, ‘godfather of biodiversity,’ dies at 80

By Bruno Vander Velde

December 26, 2021
The conservation movement has lost one of its giants. Renowned ecologist Thomas Lovejoy died Dec. 25 at the age of 80, National Geographic reported.
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China makes big move for biodiversity

By Kiley Price

October 13, 2021
The Chinese government on Tuesday pledged US$ 230 million in a new fund to support biodiversity conservation in developing countries, news media reported.
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Climate, biodiversity fight gets $5B shot in the arm

By Kiley Price

September 22, 2021
In an announcement today at New York Climate Week, nine philanthropic organizations pledged US$ 5 billion over the next decade to support the creation and expansion of protected areas, sustainable management of the world’s oceans and Indigenous-led conservation.
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New tool could help bring threatened species back from the brink

By Kiley Price

May 13, 2021
A new tool provides a clear picture of where species are at the greatest risk of extinction — and helps guide conservation actions to protect them.
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