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CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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2021 in review: Covid raged on — but nature provided hope

By Kiley Price

December 21, 2021
In 2021, Conservation News covered how nature has helped communities stay afloat during the pandemic — and why conservation is critical for public health. Here are some of our most-read stories of the year.
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3 myths about carbon offsets, busted

By Bruno Vander Velde

November 3, 2021
Forest carbon offsets can help reduce climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions — but they remain contentious in the world of climate policy. Here are 3 myths about them, debunked.
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When COVID flattened tourism, carbon credits kept these African hills ‘green’

By Kiley Price

April 13, 2021
The pandemic cratered ecotourism in Africa last year, depriving local communities of life-sustaining revenues. However, the people of Chyulu Hills in southeast Kenya were able to tell a different story — and make a number of investments toward their futures. Here's how.
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What on Earth is a ‘carbon offset’?

By Cassandra Kane

July 27, 2017
What are carbon offsets? A way to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. Learn more.
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In Kenya’s storied hills, traditional ways confront a modern problem: climate change

By Cassandra Kane

July 26, 2017
Neutralize your carbon footprint through a new REDD+ project in the Chyulu Hills of Kenya.
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