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© CI/photo by Janny “Heintje” Rotinsulu. A man uses a traditional fishing spear In the waters off the Bird's Head Peninsula.
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Why understanding people is key to protecting nature

By Mary Kate McCoy

April 25, 2023
Humans have altered the planet so dramatically that scientists say we may have entered a new geologic epoch — the Anthropocene. And yet human behavior is often overlooked when it comes to developing conservation solutions. A new book aims to change that.
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News spotlight: A climate hero emerges — beavers

By Max Marcovitch

February 13, 2023
Increasing drought and urban expansion have contributed to the destruction and degradation of 35 percent of the world’s wetlands. How might we stymie this decline? Introducing beavers back into their natural habitats is a good start.
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5 life lessons from women in science

By Mary Kate McCoy

February 10, 2023
The gender gap in science is no secret. And while the number of women pursuing careers in science is steadily rising, the lack of representation can be a tough hurdle to overcome.
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News spotlight: New satellite offers view into nearly all of Earth’s waters

By Emma Cummings-Krueger

January 3, 2023
In case you missed it: As climate change drives sea level rise, and more extreme droughts and floods, understanding the world’s water patterns is increasingly important. Luckily, scientists are coming up with new ways to adapt. The latest: satellites.
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2022 in review: Nature gets a needed boost from historic deal

By Max Marcovitch

December 22, 2022
As 2022 draws to a close, Conservation News is revisiting some of our most significant stories of the year. At a time when nature is under siege — demanding more ambitious action — Conservation International’s scientists and experts helped accelerate conservation efforts around the globe.
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