CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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Indonesian province leaps ahead in conservation

By Olivia DeSmit

March 25, 2019
The government of the province of West Papua announced legislation establishing it as Indonesia’s first “conservation province.”
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Why is biodiversity important?

By Julie Shaw

November 15, 2018
Four reasons biodiversity is essential to humanity.
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End-of-summer reading list: 4 staff picks

By Jessica Pink

August 22, 2018
As summer draws to a close, here are the five environmental books Conservation International staff can’t put down.
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Winter in Aleutian Islands
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‘Absolutely raw’: In remote islands, documenting nature brings high risk, high reward

By Louisa Barnes

July 30, 2018
Award-winning photographer Chris Burkard set out in a tiny, twin-engine plane to capture the beauty of the islands and the critical need to conserve them.
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Bird-watchers spot illegal hunting in China

By Morgan Lynch

July 19, 2018
When the spoon-billed sandpiper started to disappear, bird-watching groups in China decided they needed to do something about illegal hunting.
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