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CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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Study: How years of wildfires have devastated the Amazon

By Kiley Price

September 1, 2021
For the first time, scientists have quantified the impact these fires have had on animals and plants in the Amazon over the past two decades. And according to their new study published today in Nature, these species are suffering — but there is still time to protect them.
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Ariel view of mountains in Alaska's Aleutian Islands
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Climate summit sets high ambitions — now action must follow

By Kiley Price

April 30, 2021
Reestablishing itself as a leader in the fight against climate change, the United States — one of the world’s top emitters — made a bold pledge last week to roughly halve its greenhouse gas emissions relative to 2005 levels by 2030.
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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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Coffee farmers in Vilcaniza, Alto Mayo
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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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