CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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In Colombia, a new way to protect mangroves takes root

By Raul Quintana

May 19, 2021
A recently-launched blue carbon finance project for the first time takes into account not only the carbon that mangrove trees store in their trunks and leaves, but also the carbon they sequester in their soils, often for millennia.
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Climate Week: From the Amazon to the oceans

By Bruno Vander Velde

September 25, 2019
Tuesday's Climate Week roundup: UN report warns grim future for oceans, marine scientists map out how to prevent that future and leaders discuss building resilience in coastal communities.
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On a typhoon-swept island, one town rebuilds its coast guard: nature

By Kimberly Hoong

September 1, 2017
In this series of photos, Human Nature looks at one community’s efforts to rebuild what has been lost.
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On World Mangrove Day, a new strategy to protect the world’s most important ecosystem

By Jorge Ramos, Ph.D.

July 26, 2017
Mangroves are critically important for coastal communities around the world. Here’s what one group is doing to protect them.
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‘Surf and turf’ can have carbon footprint of cross-country road trip: study

By Bruno Vander Velde

April 10, 2017
Dining out? You may want to think twice before ordering the “surf and turf special.” The carbon footprint of a steak and shrimp dinner — were it to come from shrimp farms and pasture formerly occupied by mangroves — is the same as driving a small car across the continental United States.
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