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Climate commitments, pangolin protection, disappearing mangroves: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

June 15, 2020
In case you missed it: Some countries are using the pandemic as an opportunity to push forward climate commitments, China announced that pangolin scales are not included in its 2020 approved list of traditional Chinese medicine and new research finds that the world’s mangroves could die out within...
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Racial inequality and flooding, tropical forest loss, extinction acceleration: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

June 9, 2020
In case you missed it: Increased flooding disproportionately impacts communities with high Black populations, a new report found that tropical forest destruction increased in 2019 and recent research revealed that more species may go extinct within the next 20 years than those lost over the...
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Study: COVID-19 jeopardizing world’s protected areas

By Kiley Price

June 3, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is jeopardizing areas set aside to conserve nature, according to a study published yesterday.
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Coronavirus chaos, coal collapse, permafrost thaw: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

May 27, 2020
In case you missed it: Conservation International’s Executive Vice President urges countries to strengthen protections for nature during coronavirus lockdowns, the U.S. is projected to generate more electricity from renewable power than from coal for the first time and thawing permafrost could...
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Pandemic crippling small-scale fishing worldwide, study finds

By Kiley Price

May 26, 2020
Conservation News spoke to Conservation International’s Dr. Elena Finkbeiner, about her new paper that analyzes the impact of COVID-19 on small-scale fisheries — and what must happen to pave the road to recovery.
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