CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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Coffee farmers in Vilcaniza, Alto Mayo
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As pandemic pounded Peru, one region thrived on coffee, carbon

By Vanessa Bauza

April 9, 2021
Across Peru, the COVID-19 pandemic has left millions without jobs. But in the Alto Mayo Protected Forest, where the Amazon meets the Andes, coffee farmers were spared much of the economic devastation that gripped Peru’s cities and towns.
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Trove of new species discovered in hidden Bolivian valley

By Kiley Price

December 14, 2020
On an expedition to Bolivia's Zongo Valley, a team of researchers recently discovered 20 species completely new to science, and rediscovered several species that had not been seen for decades.
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Kenya’s wildlife tourism, a casualty of COVID, gets a lifeline

By Kiley Price

November 19, 2020
The loss of tourism revenue in the Maasai Mara could spell trouble for the very species that tourists come to see. Now, wildlife conservancies are getting a lifeline.
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As humanity misses wildlife targets, ‘time is now’ to reverse course

By Kiley Price

September 15, 2020
Humanity is falling short on its commitments to protect wildlife, a new report finds, outlining urgent steps needed to stave off environmental collapse.
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In Galápagos, novel conservation approach finds ‘sweet spot’ between production, protection

By Scott Henderson

September 2, 2020
A Conservation International expert explains how an integrated approach to protection and production could help humanity transform how we manage the lands and seas we depend on.
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