CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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Researchers discover two tiny new primate species in a far-flung forest

By Bruno Vander Velde

May 3, 2017
CI’s Russ Mittermeier was part of the team that discovered two new species of Tarsier in Indonesia — a “Yoda-like” primate threatened by deforestation.
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Europe moves to restrict import of unsustainable palm oil

By Bruno Vander Velde

April 22, 2017
Earlier this month, the European Parliament passed a resolution aiming to limit the import of palm oil that has caused deforestation. The Parliament also called for new sustainability criteria for palm oil entering the European market.
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To a country on the edge of development, what is nature worth?

By Rachel Neugarten

March 21, 2017
Conflict, poverty and disease prevented the collection of data on the state of Liberia’s ecosystems for decades — until now.
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My ‘aha!’ moment: A day in the life of an illegal logger

By Natasha Calderwood

March 17, 2017
How a summer in the Peruvian Amazon led Natasha Calderwood to shift her career path toward conservation.
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How Incan ruins and Brazil nuts are fighting deforestation in Bolivia

By Cassandra Kane

March 3, 2017
Through conservation agreements, indigenous Bolivian communities are expanding their incomes while leaving forests standing.
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