CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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In the high seas, scientists uncover a ‘vortex of life’

By Kiley Price

June 30, 2021
On the surface, the international waters off the coasts of Peru and Chile are a seemingly barren expanse. But beneath the waves, two underwater mountain chains — known as the Salas y Gómez and Nazca ridges — are bursting with life, according to a new study.
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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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Notes from the field: Protecting forests to benefit people

By Kiley Price

October 29, 2019
Here are three conservation successes you need to know about.
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When it comes to food production, sustainability pays. Here’s how

By Morgan Lynch

June 5, 2018
Students are finding ways for sustainable fishers and farmers to make more money.
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In a first, a drone helps nab illegal logger in Peru

By Cassandra Kane

May 16, 2018
A man was caught illegally cutting down trees in Peru’s Alto Mayo Protected Forest.
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