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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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To prevent pandemics, new plan must invest in nature: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

April 12, 2021
In case you missed it: Protecting nature is key to preventing future pandemics, underwater odors could provide hints to healthier coral reefs, and lightning storms may fuel climate change in the Arctic.
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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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New science: protecting high seas hotspots, wildlife and more

By Kiley Price

February 25, 2021
Protecting nature starts with science. Here’s a roundup of recent scientific research published by Conservation International experts.
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Looking ahead: After lost year, urgency rises for climate, nature policy

By Kiley Price

February 11, 2021
With world leaders once again set to convene at a series of environmental negotiations later this year, two Conservation International climate experts spoke to Conservation News about the year ahead, and what has to happen.
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