CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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Plastic pollution and over-tourism: It’s not (totally) your fault

By Olivia DeSmit

March 26, 2019
When it comes to the relationship between over-tourism and plastic pollution, the headlines don’t paint the full picture.
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Where unsustainable mining once reigned, ‘radical change’ beckons

By Olivia DeSmit

January 31, 2019
Conservation International is helping indigenous peoples in the region to shift their economic dependence from mining to sustainable tourism, capitalizing on the draw of the salt flats.
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Bowed by international pressure, shark finning declines

By Bruno Vander Velde

January 8, 2016
Changing tastes and policies in China — spurred in part by conservation campaigns — have created breathing room for Indonesia’s sharks.
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U.S. flexing muscle against wildlife trafficking, terrorist groups

By Bruno Vander Velde

September 28, 2015
A bill in the U.S. Congress aims to curb the killing — and the terrorist organizations who profit.
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Whale shark ‘bling’ could unlock mysteries of giants of the deep

By Mark Erdmann, Ph.D.

July 6, 2015
Technological advances are bringing us closer to understanding the world’s largest fish.
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