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Conservation International Statement on Postponed Global Conservation Events

April 3, 2020
Conservation International’s Senior Vice President for Global Policy and Government Affairs James Roth released the following statement following the postponement of several global conservation conventions originally set to take place later this year.
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New Research Identifies Carbon-Rich Lands That Are Essential to Avoiding Climate Catastrophe

March 31, 2020
We know that the world needs to “keep it in the ground” when it comes to fossil fuels. Now new research in the journal Nature Climate Change from Conservation International and six other organizations shows that some land areas, if destroyed or degraded, would release so much carbon that they must be protected if we are to avoid catastrophic climate change.
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Conservation International – Suriname Statement on Suriname Government Creating Environmental Framework for Conservation

March 30, 2020
Conservation International – Suriname released the following statement applauding Suriname for passing an environmental framework law and creating a regulatory framework for environmental conservation.
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Study Reveals World-Record Deep Dives for Reef Manta Rays

March 18, 2020
The first data collected on the diving behavior of reef manta rays (Mobula alfredi) in New Caledonia has considerably extended the known depth range for this vulnerable species in global decline.
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Conservation International Statement on the Approval of Six Carbon Offset Programs by the United Nation’s International Civil Aviation Organization

March 18, 2020
Conservation International released the following statement on the approval of six greenhouse gas programs by the United Nation’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The new programs permit airlines to purchase carbon credits, including nature-based credits to reduce their aviation emissions and meet climate obligations under the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).
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Sodexo Joins Sustainable Coffee Challenge

March 10, 2020
Sodexo, a Paris-based food services and facilities management company, joined the Sustainable Coffee Challenge today.
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Community Coffee Joins Sustainable Coffee Challenge

March 9, 2020
Community Coffee joined the Sustainable Coffee Challenge today, committing to sustainable sourcing of 100% of its coffee by 2021.
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Indigenous Colombian Community Looks to the Sky to Create Unprecedented Water Access

March 6, 2020
On the tip of the La Guajira peninsula in Colombia, a community once deemed too remote for many water solutions has created their own supply from thin air.
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Conservation International Statement on Rome Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Negotiations

February 29, 2020
Today Conservation International’s Vice President of International Policy Lina Barrera and Senior Manager of Sustainable Development Policy Colleen Corrigan issued the below statement following negotiations at the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.
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New Study: Global Species Loss Could Be Halved By Conserving 30% of Tropical Lands

February 26, 2020
Extinction risk could decrease by more than 50% if at least 30% of land is conserved across the tropics, reveals a study published today in Ecography.
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