CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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Why are freshwater species in trouble? Bad p.r., for one

By Dr. Ian Harrison

October 11, 2017
New research aims to show people how we can protect important freshwater ecosystems by shining the spotlight on large, charismatic freshwater species that people largely ignore.
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Conservation International/photo by Koulang Chey

Sometimes All You Need to Protect Turtles Are Some Duck Eggs

By Yoeung Sun

February 6, 2015
In Cambodia, CI has resorted to creative methods of encouraging local people to save this rare species.
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Mekong Turtle Conservation Center, Cambodia
Kristin Harrison & Jeremy Ginsberg

Cambodian Conservation Center Helps Turtles, Draws Tourists

By Emmeline Johansen

September 12, 2012
A year ago, Conservation International and our partners launched the Mekong Turtle Conservation Center (MTCC) near the town of Kratie in northeastern Cambodia to support the conservation of the endangered Cantor’s giant soft-shell turtle (Pelochelys cantorii).
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