CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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The most valued anti-poaching equipment? It may surprise you

By Jamey Anderson

May 25, 2017
In recent years, the battle against wildlife poaching in Africa has taken a high-tech turn. But for rangers on the ground, the basics can make all the difference.
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Conservation International/photo by Russ Mittermeier

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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Conservation International/photo by Russell A. Mittermeier

Primates face greater extinction threat than any other large mammal group

By Molly Bergen

February 3, 2017
Tropical forest destruction threatens 63 percent of the world’s primate species with extinction. But experts say there’s hope of reversing this trend.
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These 7 maps shed light on most crucial areas of Amazon rainforest

By Rachel Neugarten

January 17, 2017
Thirty million people call the Amazonia region home — and they all depend on its forests every day.
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Wild ring-tailed lemur population has plummeted 95% since 2000

By Kim Reuter

January 13, 2017
There are now more ring-tailed lemurs in zoos around the world than remain in the wild in Madagascar.
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