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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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Decoding wildlife crime: 3 stories you need to read

By Sophie Bertazzo

July 11, 2017
The illegal wildlife trade is decimating our most iconic species and threatening our economic and national security.
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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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After diplomatic thaw, Cuba looks to protect nature from rising tide of tourism

By Dr. Les Kaufman

October 26, 2015
A Conservation International scientist explores the natural wealth of this long-isolated country.
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