CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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Fossil fuel divestment, Aboriginal knowledge, avian discoveries: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

January 21, 2020
In case you missed it: BlackRock CEO pledges that the firm will avoid investments in companies that pose a "high sustainability-related risk," indigenous peoples could help manage fires in Australia and 10 new birds were discovered in Indonesia.
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Orca grandmothers, carbon powerhouses, rare bird soars: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

December 16, 2019
In case you missed it: Grandmother orcas can help boost the survival rates of their grandcalves, new research could lead to better protections for mangroves and a bird that was previously extinct in the wild gets a second chance.
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Illegal logger turned forest champion — with help from hummingbirds

By Cassandra Kane

January 5, 2016
For Norbil Becerra, destroying forests was a necessary evil — until the day he saw a hummingbird.
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15 Newly Discovered Birds Showcase Uniqueness of Amazonia

By Dr. Jose Maria Cardoso da Silva

July 22, 2013
New bird species are not easy to discover — but in places like Amazonia, surprises can happen.
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Coffee Farmers Become Citizen Scientists in Southern Mexico

By Jennifer Lowry

February 10, 2012
As a result of their newfound bird knowledge, farmers are leaving more trees standing on their coffee farms.
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