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CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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What on Earth is the ‘blue economy’?

By Sophie Bertazzo

March 7, 2018
On the first day of the Economist World Ocean Summit, we break down the “blue economy.”
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Illegal fishing threatens the ‘aquarium of the world’

By Morgan Lynch

January 23, 2018
Conservation International’s Edgardo Ochoa talks about to curb threats to the Gulf of California.
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Sweet news: Cacao making a comeback in Mexico

By Leah Duran

October 27, 2017
In Mexico, a new effort is boosting cacao production while protecting forests in the process.
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In Galápagos, lobster fishers make unlikely — but effective — conservationists

By Molly Bergen

May 8, 2017
Recently, the spiny lobster was nearly wiped out from the Galápagos — a disappearance that could have spelled disaster for the island’s fragile ecosystems.
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The trees that could make or break Mexico City’s future

By Molly Bergen

December 15, 2016
CI’s Jürgen Hoth talks air pollution, the illegal drug trade and why planting trees isn’t always the answer.
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