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CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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News spotlight: In the Philippines, a sea turtle sanctuary is threatened by climate change

By Mary Kate McCoy

November 15, 2022
On a tiny island in the Philippines, fishermen and green sea turtles live side by side in hard-earned harmony. That wasn’t always the case. Slowly and steadily, they have returned, a story of against-the-odds compromise.
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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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In historic move, Costa Rica makes big splash for conservation

By Kiley Price

December 17, 2021
Costa Rica announced Friday that it will expand its protected ocean area from 2.7 percent to more than 30 percent of its territorial waters.
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Satellite tags shed light on sea turtle treks

By Morgan Lynch

May 22, 2018
Knowing where the turtles go is the first step to protecting them.
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Verdicts in turtle conservationist’s murder a rare rebuke of crimes against environmentalists

By Molly Bergen

April 11, 2016
Jairo Mora Sandoval was a victim of a war between poachers and environmentalists on a Costa Rican beach.
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