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Conservation International Reports on Elevated 2020 Fire Risk in Amazonian Region

July 7, 2020
Citing forecasting models indicating drier than average conditions in the western Amazon, coupled with COVID-19 and decreased government enforcement, Conservation International’s Senior Director of Ecological Monitoring Karyn Tabor released the following statement on the 2020 Amazonian fire season.
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Conservation International and Timor-Leste Partner on Whale, Dolphin and Dugong Watching Guidelines to Benefit Marine Life and Coastal Communities

June 23, 2020
Conservation International and the Timor-Leste Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries have partnered to establish safety guidelines for the commercial and recreational watching of whales, dolphins and dugongs.
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Conservation International and BrazilFoundation to Raise Funds for COVID-19 Recovery in the Amazon

June 22, 2020
In response to the health and economic threat COVID-19 poses to Indigenous, quilombola and riverside communities, BrazilFoundation, a leader in philanthropy in Brazil, and Conservation International (CI-Brazil), are joining forces to raise US$1 million to provide humanitarian aid to communities in the Brazilian Amazon that are most impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Conservation International and IDH – The Sustainable Trade Initiative Partner to Support Green COVID-19 Recovery and Sustainable Supply Chains

June 18, 2020
Today, Conservation International and IDH – The Sustainable Trade Initiative signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expand their joint commitment to build sustainable supply chains and prioritize the long-term wellbeing of humanity.
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New Essay Highlights COVID-19 Consequences for Protected and Conserved Areas

June 3, 2020
An editorial published in PARKS The International Journal for Protected Areas and Conservation reveals the sweeping health, economic and conservation impacts of COVID-19 on protected lands and waters and the communities that rely on them in countries around the world.
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Conservation International Releases Statement on Killing of George Floyd, Protests

June 2, 2020
Conservation International released the following statement today from CEO Dr. M. Sanjayan.
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Mangroves and Coral Reefs Provide Vital Natural Defense Against Extreme Weather and Climate Change; Protect 8.5+ Million Highly Vulnerable People

May 29, 2020
As extreme weather season ramps up, a study released today underscores the importance of mangroves and coral reefs when it comes to protecting vulnerable coastal communities from extreme winds and storm surges – both today and even more so in the future as climate change progresses.
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To Ensure Food Security and Livelihoods, Governments, Private Business, NGOs and Donors Should Aid Small Scale Fisheries, Study Finds

May 22, 2020
A new study from Coastal Management, co-authored by Conservation International Coastal Community Fisheries Program Manager Dr. Elena Finkbeiner, reveals that the coronavirus pandemic is drastically affecting most small-scale fisheries.
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Conservation International Statement on the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030

May 20, 2020
Conservation International’s Vice President and Managing Director for Europe Herbert Lust today issued the following statement on the release of the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030.
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Conservation International-Sponsored Film “Nature Now” Wins Two Webby Awards in Public Service and Activism Category

May 19, 2020
“Nature Now”, a short film that has served as a call to action to protect, restore and fund Natural Climate Solutions, received two Webby awards, Webby Winner and People’s Voice Winner, in the Public Service and Activism category at the 2020 Webby Awards today.
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