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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Yellowstone wolves, policy rollbacks, snail trafficking: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

July 20, 2020
In case you missed it: Wolves in Yellowstone National Park are helping to create more resilient elk populations, changes to one of the United States’ most important conservation laws could increase greenhouse gas emissions and disrupt wildlife habitats, and the illegal wildlife trade is driving the...
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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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