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CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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Notes from the field: Protecting an African oasis

By Mary Kate McCoy

November 17, 2022
Three countries — Angola, Botswana and Namibia — share the precious freshwater resources of the Cubango-Okavango River Basin, an oasis in the heart of the Kalahari Desert.
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The constructed wetlands were created by the people in Xiadong Village.
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In China, engineered wetlands remove waste from fresh water

By Kiley Price

August 24, 2022
In China, “engineered wetlands” are helping villages decontaminate their water by moving it through traditional infrastructure — such as shallow septic tanks — and into natural ecosystems such as marshes, plants and soil that absorb pollutants.
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News spotlight: Warming waters spawn salmon famine

By Matthew Ribel

August 22, 2022
In case you missed it: Millions of salmon commute up Alaska’s Yukon River every fall in search of safe places to spawn. But as waters begin to warm, their populations have slumped to all-time lows.
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Nature meets culture: Art exhibit explores Indigenous ‘water defenders’ — and more

By Kiley Price

July 14, 2022
Here's some recent arts and culture news to help bring nature to life, wherever you are.
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Expert: Ending the global water crisis ‘starts in your back yard’

By Kiley Price

January 29, 2021
Conservation News spoke to a Conservation International freshwater scientist about the key differences between the climate crisis and the water crisis — and why we must tap into different solutions for each.
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