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COP15 reaches ambitious plan for nature, now countries must accelerate action

By Mary Kate McCoy

December 20, 2022
In a powerful commitment to nature, nearly 200 countries have signed a sweeping agreement to protect a third of Earth’s land and oceans by 2030.
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What is the biodiversity COP and why does it matter?

By Mary Kate McCoy

December 7, 2022
In a once-in-a-decade opportunity, policymakers from 196 countries are gathering in Montreal to tackle Earth’s “silent crisis” — the massive collapse of biodiversity.
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Why is biodiversity important?

By Julie Shaw

November 15, 2018
Four reasons biodiversity is essential to humanity.
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To protect nature and boost economy, Cambodia must follow Costa Rica’s lead

By Carlos Manuel Rodriguez

December 12, 2016
Here’s why Costa Rica’s success fighting deforestation and poverty can be a useful model for Cambodia.
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Raiders of the Corn: Reducing Human-monkey Conflict in the Indian Himalaya

By Martina Anandam

October 10, 2014
How a team of researchers is working with communities to protect farmers’ crops — and the animals that are destroying them.
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