CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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The most important conservation law you’ve never heard of

By Olivia DeSmit

April 29, 2019
The Tropical Forest Conservation Act, a debt-for-nature program, has already saved more than 68 million acres of tropical forest.
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Indonesian province leaps ahead in conservation

By Olivia DeSmit

March 25, 2019
The government of the province of West Papua announced legislation establishing it as Indonesia’s first “conservation province.”
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Hawaiʻi votes to protect coral reefs — from our sunscreen

By Morgan Lynch

July 2, 2018
Hawaiʻi Governor David Ige will sign a bill to prohibit the sale of sunscreens containing chemicals that contribute to the destruction of coral reefs.
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Scientists estimate how many fish are caught from Hawaii’s reefs

By Eva Schemmel

May 2, 2018
Knowledge of fish populations in the coral reefs along the islands’ shores is woefully lacking, so scientists compiled this data.
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Coins, cigarettes, stewardship: In Indonesia, ocean conservation means giving back

By Jamey Anderson

March 31, 2017
In Indonesia, doing business with the ocean is a two-way street. Now, a new landmark investment looks to uphold our end of the bargain — forever.
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