CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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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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Dying forests, shifting farms, planting 1 trillion trees: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

June 1, 2020
In case you missed it: New research shows that old trees are dying at a rapid rate around the world, scientists stress the importance of keeping existing forests standing to end the climate crisis and the changing climate could disrupt growing conditions for corn and soybeans in the Midwest.
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Conservationist: Protecting nature an ‘investment’ in our health

By Kiley Price

April 21, 2020
Conservation International's CEO explains the link between infectious diseases and the destruction of nature.
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Poaching pressures, economic hope, a parched island: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

April 20, 2020
In case you missed it: Poaching may increase in Africa as the pandemic continues, the long-term benefits of climate action could help boost the global economy and an island nation in Africa is running out of water due to climate change and deforestation.
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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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