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At Amazon summit, a milestone on the road to protecting the rainforest
Eight Amazonian nations have agreed to create an alliance to protect the world’s largest rainforest, following decades of rising deforestation and warnings of a “tipping point” that could alter the ecosystem — and Earth’s climate.
August 9, 2023
Protect nature or risk future pandemics, expert warns
Conservation International's new pandemic prevention fellow recently discussed how his experience chasing infectious diseases and leading NYC's COVID contact tracing program has shown him why human health depends on the health of the planet.
May 27, 2021
New science: protecting high seas hotspots, wildlife and more
Protecting nature starts with science. Here’s a roundup of recent scientific research published by Conservation International experts.
February 25, 2021
Study maps climate potential of letting forests be
Restoring tropical forest cover might offer an even bigger climate opportunity than previously thought, a new study finds.
September 23, 2020
New science: saving life on land, record-breaking rays, freshwater action plan
Here’s a roundup of recent science published by Conservation International experts.
April 16, 2020
Despite dire headlines, ‘it would be a mistake to write off tropical forests’
Despite dire headlines, tropical forests are still among our best allies to fight climate change, an expert explains.
March 6, 2020
To avert climate disaster, look to land: study
New research will help tropical countries protect and restore their lands — while averting climate disaster.
January 27, 2020
Wildlife loss in tropical forests is bad news — and not just for animals
New research sheds light on the link between species loss and forests’ ability to fight climate change.
April 27, 2016
Eyeing coffee’s climate impact, new initiative seeks sustainability for entire crop
The world’s most valued tropical crop — threatened by climate change — could be its first completely sustainable one.
December 1, 2015
What is the Tropical Forest Standard? An expert explains
Here are 6 things you need to know about the Tropical Forest Standard.
September 5, 2019
Forests and facts: 5 things to know about a gloomy new study
According to a new study, the world’s tropical forests are in such poor shape that they are emitting more climate-warming carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than they absorb.
September 29, 2017
Climate heavyweights: We need nature
We need nature to fight climate change, our climate expert argues.
April 5, 2019
The most important conservation law you’ve never heard of
The Tropical Forest Conservation Act, a debt-for-nature program, has already saved more than 68 million acres of tropical forest.
April 29, 2019
New protected area in Amazon announced
Recently, the Bolivian government established the Bajo Madidi Municipal Conservation and Management Area.
June 4, 2019
How an unheralded US law could help protect Africa’s forests
The head of Conservation International's Africa field division has a suggestion for the continent’s decision-makers: redirect some of your debt to the United States into conserving nature.
June 14, 2019
Climate change spells trouble for orangutans
Editor’s note: August 19 is World Orangutan Day. The world’s orangutan population is dwindling.
August 18, 2017
What on Earth is ‘sustainable’ coffee?
What makes coffee “sustainable,” and why it even matters.
September 29, 2016