News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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Pacific island enacts bold new ocean protections

By Mary Kate McCoy

November 29, 2023
New Caledonia recently took a big step for ocean conservation by banning all industrial activities — such as fishing, mining and oil drilling — in 10 percent of its waters. The new protections safeguard marine habitats, as well as some of the healthiest coral reefs on Earth.
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© Grant Linley/Charles Sturt University. Swamp wallabies in New South Wales

After Australia’s bushfires, AI cameras capture wildlife recovery

By Mary Kate McCoy

May 11, 2023
Three years after Australia’s most devastating fire season ever, new images from motion-activated cameras placed across the country’s scorched forests are giving researchers an unequaled view into wildlife recovery.
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Study: Patterns of wildlife ‘range loss’ could offer clues for conservation

By Mary Kate McCoy

March 14, 2023
More than one million species are at risk of extinction largely because they are being pushed out of places where they have long lived — known as “ranges.” But not all range loss looks the same.
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3 ways climate change affects tropical rainforests

By Jessica Pink

June 26, 2018
Climate change will affect tropical rainforests — here are 3 ways how.
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To weather a changing climate, coffee needs bees, trees: study

By Allie Goldstein

September 11, 2017
Climate change is threatening coffee supplies just as global demand for it is at an all-time high. New research highlights how bees and forests factor into the equation.
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