CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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Rescue efforts offer hope for a vanishing species

By Anton Ario

October 23, 2017
Inside the plight of an increasingly rare species of gibbon and ongoing efforts to save it from extinction.
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The doctor is in: Indonesia’s whale sharks get annual check-up

By Abraham Sianipar

September 28, 2017
In Indonesia, scientists give whale sharks “physicals” — measuring, tagging and taking blood samples underwater, in 30 minutes — to assess the health of both the species and the surrounding waters.
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Sustainability heavyweights take aim at environmental impacts of soy, beef, palm oil

By Jamey Anderson

September 6, 2017
A new effort is aiming to minimize the environmental impacts of soy, beef and palm oil with some significant players in sustainability.
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Update: What we’re learning about the world’s largest fish

By Mark Erdmann, Ph.D.

August 1, 2017
Two years into a whale shark tracking program, scientists are learning new facts about the world’s largest fish.
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On World Mangrove Day, a new strategy to protect the world’s most important ecosystem

By Jorge Ramos, Ph.D.

July 26, 2017
Mangroves are critically important for coastal communities around the world. Here’s what one group is doing to protect them.
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