CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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3 ways to prevent the next pandemic with nature, according to science

By Kiley Price

July 23, 2020
A new study published today in Science outlines a groundbreaking plan to decrease the risk of future pandemics by 27 percent or more — with a 10-year investment that is 50 times less than the cost of coronavirus response efforts to date.
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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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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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New capital of the U.S. ivory trade: Washington, D.C.?

By Bruno Vander Velde

July 28, 2017
Washington, D.C. appears to be the new hub of the country’s ivory trade, according to a report released Wednesday.
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