CONSERVATION NEWS

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Poaching, deforestation reportedly on the rise since COVID-19 lockdowns

By Kiley Price

April 30, 2020
Poaching and deforestation in the tropics have increased since COVID-19 restrictions went into effect around the world, according to recent reports from Conservation International field offices.
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Conservationist: Protecting nature an ‘investment’ in our health

By Kiley Price

April 21, 2020
Conservation International's CEO explains the link between infectious diseases and the destruction of nature.
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Wildlife trade ban, ocean restoration, future coronaviruses: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

April 6, 2020
In case you missed it: Countries could prevent future pandemics by ending the global wildlife trade, massive conservation efforts could restore the world’s oceans within the next 30 years and COVID-19 may be the first in a wave of animal-borne illnesses in coming years.
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What does COVID-19 have to do with nature? These 5 articles explain

By Kiley Price

April 1, 2020
Protecting nature will be critical to preventing future pandemics, some scientists say. With that in mind, here are five articles that explore the connection between nature and human health.
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Curbing coronavirus, social distancing, flying hiatus: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

March 17, 2020
In case you missed it: Scientists agree that ending the global wildlife trade could help stem global disease outbreaks, self-imposed isolation in response to coronavirus could help individuals cut their carbon emissions and the recent decline in global air travel should spur individuals to reassess...
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