News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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African wild dog
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Study: Camera traps key to closing biodiversity data gaps

By Mary Kate McCoy

June 7, 2023
As countries ramp up efforts to stem a wave of species extinctions amid a global biodiversity crisis, overcoming data gaps is critical to effective conservation.
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© Grant Linley/Charles Sturt University. Swamp wallabies in New South Wales

After Australia’s bushfires, AI cameras capture wildlife recovery

By Mary Kate McCoy

May 11, 2023
Three years after Australia’s most devastating fire season ever, new images from motion-activated cameras placed across the country’s scorched forests are giving researchers an unequaled view into wildlife recovery.
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Study: Patterns of wildlife ‘range loss’ could offer clues for conservation

By Mary Kate McCoy

March 14, 2023
More than one million species are at risk of extinction largely because they are being pushed out of places where they have long lived — known as “ranges.” But not all range loss looks the same.
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What’s new with wildlife? 3 stories you may have missed

By Will McCarry

February 18, 2022
In case you missed it: Increased protections could offer a reprieve for koalas in Australia, the race is on to save vaquitas and the gray wolf is back on the list of animals protected under the Endangered Species Act in the United States.
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New science: Satellite data preventing climate-fueled floods — and more

By Kiley Price

February 17, 2022
Protecting nature starts with science. Here’s a roundup of recent scientific research published by Conservation International experts.
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