News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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© Jonathan Irish. Rufescent tiger heron in Madidi National Park

How one South American country became a lab for conservation

By Mary Kate McCoy

October 26, 2023
In 1987, Conservation International had a radical idea to reduce Bolivia's debt in exchange for nature conservation. Since then, the country has become a laboratory for the protection of nature, field-testing ideas that would spread around the world.
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© Jonathan Irish. Maasai Mara National Reserve

When COVID halted wildlife tourism in Kenya, one area weathered the storm

By Will McCarry

July 6, 2023
Every year, Kenya’s Maasai Mara region attracts droves of tourists, eager for a glimpse of one of the largest movement of animals on Earth. Until 2020, when everything changed. Yet, what began as a crisis presented new opportunities.
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© Adam Sedgley. Sperm whale off the coast of Dominica.

3 things our experts loved in June

By Mary Kate McCoy

June 29, 2023
Conservation International is powered by 1,500 people in more than 30 countries — their interests, like their hometowns, are all over the map. In this monthly feature, our experts share some of their favorite things.
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Notes from the field: Protection protocol and revitalizing grasslands

By Kiley Price

August 5, 2020
Here are two recent conservation success stories you should know about.
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Plastic pollution and over-tourism: It’s not (totally) your fault

By Olivia DeSmit

March 26, 2019
When it comes to the relationship between over-tourism and plastic pollution, the headlines don’t paint the full picture.
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