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Poaching, deforestation reportedly on the rise since COVID-19 lockdowns

By Kiley Price

April 30, 2020
Poaching and deforestation in the tropics have increased since COVID-19 restrictions went into effect around the world, according to recent reports from Conservation International field offices.
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Rebounding elephants, heavy rainfall, sticky mussels: 3 big stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

July 18, 2019
In case you missed it: Elephant and rhino populations are on the rise in Tanzania, climate change is making tropical storms even wetter and mussels might hold the secret to cleaning up oil spills.
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Camera traps capture snapshots of conservation success in Sumatra

By Paul van Nimwegen

November 22, 2017
Sumatra’s biodiversity is at a critical juncture and Batang Gadis National Park is a high priority for conservation efforts
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The price of a dead elephant

By Sophie Bertazzo

November 21, 2017
In this new piece for Medium, Conservation International CEO M. Sanjayan explains why elephants are worth more alive.
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U.S. lifts ban on some elephant trophy imports

By Bruno Vander Velde

November 16, 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the remains of legally hunted elephants in two African countries can be imported into the United States.
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