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In Bolivia, a 'conservation mosaic’ gets another (big) piece
In the remote lowland forests of northwestern Bolivia, a small community has taken a big step to protect one of the Amazon’s most biodiverse regions.
February 5, 2024
3 ways Indigenous knowledge protects nature
On International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Conservation News is highlighting three stories about Indigenous peoples on the frontlines of protecting the nature they rely on.
August 9, 2023
Meet the South African startup putting cattle to work for conservation
Livestock herding and wildlife conservation are often perceived as conflicting pursuits, with the belief that one must come at the expense of the other. However, in South Africa, a fresh approach centered on Indigenous knowledge is challenging this perception.
June 12, 2023
Meet 3 Indigenous women fighting for the future of the Amazon
Meet three of Conservation International's Amazonia Indigenous Women's fellows working to protect the world's largest rainforest.
August 9, 2022
News spotlight: Gullah Geechee people look to nature to save their coastlines — and culture
In case you missed it: Communities across the southern coast of the U.S. are now losing their land — and the culture it represents — to sea-level rise. Nature can help.
August 1, 2022
News spotlight: Traditional mud buildings could keep a capital cool
In case you missed it: Mudslinging is on the rise in the Senegalese city of Dakar.
July 11, 2022
Decolonizing conservation to protect nature and people: 3 stories you may have missed
In case you missed it: Indigenous researchers explore what decolonizing conservation looks like, New Zealand’s government released a “National Adaptation Plan” that aims to prepare for future climate disasters, and transformational changes are necessary to adapt to climate change and biodiversity...
May 2, 2022
To spur action, don’t give in to ‘climate doom’: 3 stories you may have missed
In case you missed it: Scientists fight "climate doom," forests managed by Indigenous peoples are powerful carbon sinks and honey from stingless bees in the Amazon can treat a range of ailments.
April 11, 2022
Nature meets culture: an Indigenous climate warrior, Mother Nature’s silly side and more
It can be hard to connect with nature in our daily lives. But with a little help, you can find nature everywhere. With that in mind, here are a few shows, podcasts and more that can help bring nature to life for you, wherever you are.
December 10, 2021
New science: deep-sea hotspot, Indigenous ocean conservation and more
Protecting nature starts with science. Here’s a roundup of recent research published by Conservation International experts.
December 2, 2021
Experts: To achieve global conservation goals, secure Indigenous rights
The global goal to protect nearly a third of Earth’s land and sea could help or hurt Indigenous peoples depending on how it is achieved.
August 9, 2021
New science: Protecting the planet’s biodiversity — from soil to coral
Protecting nature starts with science. Here’s a roundup of recent scientific research published by Conservation International experts.
August 5, 2021
2020 in review: Against COVID and social inequality, Indigenous peoples persevered
This month, Conservation News is revisiting some of the most interesting and significant stories and issues we covered in 2020.
December 30, 2020
Meet a scientist: the community connector
Patricia Dunne is the director of applied social science at Conservation International, where she works to amplify the voices of some of conservation’s most critical allies: local communities.
December 3, 2020
Indigenous leaders: To tackle climate change, ‘we must first address racial inequality’
For insight into how Indigenous peoples are fighting for their lands during lockdown — while simultaneously addressing deep-rooted racial inequality — Conservation News tapped two Indigenous leaders at Conservation International.
August 6, 2020
For Indigenous peoples, pandemic poses unique risks
In a recent article, the director of Conservation International's Indigenous and Traditional Peoples Program explained why the COVID-19 pandemic affirms the need to respect the rights of Indigenous peoples.
April 14, 2020
How an ancient tradition could save Hawai‘i’s oceans
The revival of traditional fishponds can be good for communities and coral reefs alike.
September 5, 2016
2019 in review: For indigenous peoples, a year of action
This month, Conservation News is revisiting some of the most interesting and significant stories and issues we covered in 2019.
December 18, 2019
The hidden star of ‘Moana’: the Pacific voyaging canoe
For centuries, these boats have connected Pacific Islanders with the sea they depend on.
December 15, 2016
‘Protecting nature, building peace’: Indigenous activist wins prestigious award
Conservation International’s Senior Indigenous Fellow Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim wins the 2019 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award.
November 14, 2019
As a vital lake vanishes, a woman fights for the people it leaves behind
Indigenous woman and “climate warrior” Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim has brought the struggles of her community onto the global stage.
April 5, 2016
To save Hawaiian fisheries, scientists look to locals for answers
Two new studies reveal that when it comes to managing fish populations, traditional knowledge can be as important as science.
February 22, 2017
Why Indigenous rights matter
Indigenous peoples’ interest in conservation is profound — but often overlooked.
September 6, 2016
5 ways indigenous knowledge can solve global problems
The traditional knowledge of indigenous peoples could help address environmental problems that plague the entire planet.
May 9, 2016