CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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New study dives into what's killing the world’s largest fish — and more

By Kiley Price

June 30, 2022
Protecting nature starts with science. Here’s a roundup of recent research published by Conservation International experts.
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News spotlight: New hope for Mekong ‘megafish’

By Vanessa Bauza

June 27, 2022
In case you missed it: A giant stingray hooked (and released) by a fisherman in Cambodia’s Mekong River earlier this month has taken the title of world’s largest freshwater fish.
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In warming world, viral spillovers are expected to increase: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

May 9, 2022
In case you missed it: Climate breakdown may increase viral spillovers between animals, two baby mountain gorillas were born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a new species of frog was discovered in Australia.
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New science: Removing ‘climber’ plants doubles tree growth — and more

By Kiley Price

May 5, 2022
Protecting nature starts with science. Here’s a roundup of recent scientific research published by Conservation International experts.
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Study: More than a fifth of reptile species face extinction

By Kiley Price

April 27, 2022
A new study, published today in Nature, assesses more than 10,000 reptiles around the world — from turtles, snakes and lizards to crocodiles — and warns that we must conserve them to prevent dramatic changes to Earth’s critical ecosystems.
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