News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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News spotlight: Desert bacteria could unlock more powerful antibiotics

By Kiley Price

July 26, 2022
In case you missed it: Species living in extreme conditions could advance antibiotic production.
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A young woman dives down to explore the seagrass bed in Honduras.
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A self-cloning sea grass is the world’s biggest plant: 3 stories you may have missed

By Will McCarry

June 13, 2022
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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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