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Expert: COVID, climate change create ‘perfect storm’ for Amazon fires

By Kiley Price

July 7, 2020
A year after unprecedented fires ravaged the Amazon, the latest data indicate the world’s largest rainforest faces an even higher risk of fires in 2020.
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Study: COVID-19 jeopardizing world’s protected areas

By Kiley Price

June 3, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is jeopardizing areas set aside to conserve nature, according to a study published yesterday.
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Notes from the field: Indigenous peoples protecting nature through tradition

By Kiley Price

April 29, 2020
Right now, around the world, the work of protecting nature and the climate is happening in the field — and achieving small triumphs that don’t make the news. Here are three recent conservation success stories you should know about.
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Despite dire headlines, ‘it would be a mistake to write off tropical forests’

By Will Turner, Ph.D.

March 6, 2020
Despite dire headlines, tropical forests are still among our best allies to fight climate change, an expert explains.
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Credit where it’s due: Forest-carbon programs a vital tool to fix climate

By Agustin Silvani

February 22, 2020
Conservation International's finance expert extolls the importance of forest carbon credits to tackle the climate crisis.
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