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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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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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