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For indigenous peoples, pandemic poses unique risks

By Kiley Price

April 14, 2020
In a recent article, the director of Conservation International's Indigenous and Traditional Peoples Program explained why the COVID-19 pandemic affirms the need to respect the rights of indigenous peoples.
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Pollution and COVID-19, Australian fires, super-corals: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

April 13, 2020
In case you missed it: New research reveals that air pollution could be increasing mortality rates amid the coronavirus pandemic, temperate rainforests are experiencing unprecedented fire seasons due to climate change and climate-resilient coral reefs in the Red Sea could hold the answers to save...
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Wildlife trade ban, ocean restoration, future coronaviruses: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

April 6, 2020
In case you missed it: Countries could prevent future pandemics by ending the global wildlife trade, massive conservation efforts could restore the world’s oceans within the next 30 years and COVID-19 may be the first in a wave of animal-borne illnesses in coming years.
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What does COVID-19 have to do with nature? These 5 articles explain

By Kiley Price

April 1, 2020
Protecting nature will be critical to preventing future pandemics, some scientists say. With that in mind, here are five articles that explore the connection between nature and human health.
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Expert: To prevent pandemics like COVID-19, 'take care of nature'

By Kiley Price

March 27, 2020
Conservation News spoke to renowned ecologist and Conservation International scientist Lee Hannah about how giving nature space could help curb future disease outbreaks.
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