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Why are freshwater species in trouble? Bad p.r., for one

By Dr. Ian Harrison

October 11, 2017
New research aims to show people how we can protect important freshwater ecosystems by shining the spotlight on large, charismatic freshwater species that people largely ignore.
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Species success stories offer glimmer of hope amid extinction crisis

By Molly Bergen

June 23, 2015
New IUCN data indicates serious species declines — but there are some bright spots.
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Conservation Community Unites Under the Banner of Nature+

By Kristen Walker Painemilla

September 6, 2012
The World Conservation Congress is convening this week in Jeju, South Korea.
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Madagascar’s Lemurs: Thriving in Theaters, Disappearing in the Wild

By Dr. Russell A. Mittermeier

July 16, 2012
Sixty scientists report that lemurs are the Earth’s most endangered primates.
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