CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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A Peruvian forest was vanishing. Coffee and community trust saved it

By Will McCarry

January 10, 2023
In the Alto Mayo Protected Forest in Peru, local farmers have partnered with Conservation International to produce sustainable coffee and halt deforestation. Since 2011, this partnership has helped deforestation decline by 59 percent.
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News spotlight: Mangrove deforestation drops, but new protections still needed

By Emma Cummings-Krueger

November 23, 2022
Worldwide, mangroves — once destroyed for agriculture and development — have seen a sharp decline in deforestation. A new report from the Global Mangrove Alliance offers a plan to end mangrove loss entirely.
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Conservationist: Proposed US bill is an investment in nature — and the people who protect it

By Kiley Price

May 13, 2022
Conservation International CEO M. Sanjayan testified in front of the U.S. House of Representatives to support a proposed bill that could help local communities around the world fight climate change by protecting the forests they depend on.
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New science: Removing ‘climber’ plants doubles tree growth — and more

By Kiley Price

May 5, 2022
Protecting nature starts with science. Here’s a roundup of recent scientific research published by Conservation International experts.
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Protecting nature to prevent pandemics costs just 1% of fighting them

By Kiley Price

February 4, 2022
Experts say the yearly cost of future pandemics will be a staggering US$ 2 trillion. For just 1 percent of that cost, the world could prevent pandemics at their source by protecting nature, according to a new study published today in Science Advances.
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