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Coffee farmers in Vilcaniza, Alto Mayo
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As pandemic pounded Peru, one region thrived on coffee, carbon

By Vanessa Bauza

April 9, 2021
Across Peru, the COVID-19 pandemic has left millions without jobs. But in the Alto Mayo Protected Forest, where the Amazon meets the Andes, coffee farmers were spared much of the economic devastation that gripped Peru’s cities and towns.
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Kenya’s wildlife tourism, a casualty of COVID, gets a lifeline

By Kiley Price

November 19, 2020
The loss of tourism revenue in the Maasai Mara could spell trouble for the very species that tourists come to see. Now, wildlife conservancies are getting a lifeline.
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In Galápagos, novel conservation approach finds ‘sweet spot’ between production, protection

By Scott Henderson

September 2, 2020
A Conservation International expert explains how an integrated approach to protection and production could help humanity transform how we manage the lands and seas we depend on.
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In protecting their forests, these women transformed their futures

By Olivia DeSmit

March 6, 2019
For International Women's Day, we are celebrating the women of the Roro tribe in Papua New Guinea.
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Where unsustainable mining once reigned, ‘radical change’ beckons

By Olivia DeSmit

January 31, 2019
Conservation International is helping indigenous peoples in the region to shift their economic dependence from mining to sustainable tourism, capitalizing on the draw of the salt flats.
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