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We are failing to save the planet’s species, finds UN report

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In an effort to slow the ongoing sixth mass extinction and safeguard the world’s plants and animals, 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets were established in...

Indonesian lobster exporters, advised by a smuggler, flout domestic requirements

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The resumption of Indonesia’s exports of wild-caught lobster larvae was supposed to be a golden opportunity for the country’s small fishers, who had been...
The Facts’ is surprisingly radical

The Facts’ is surprisingly radical

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If biodiversity loss is so obviously happening, then why have we failed to act and do what needs to be done? We have learned so...

Birthday party on ship may have led to oil spill in...

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A Japanese ship that ran aground on a coral reef off Mauritius may have changed course to get a mobile data signal for a...

Short Memory Syndrome

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Burt Rodrigues CEO of Biodx gives his thoughts has Covid-19 changed world views or will we have forgotten about everything in six months. “Before 2020 when you...
Local manta ray expert encourages South Africa to celebrate first-ever World Manta Day in September

Local manta ray expert encourages South Africa to celebrate first-ever World...

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This Heritage Month, South Africans are encouraged to participate in a new global celebration on Thursday, 17 September – World Manta Day. KZN South...

In Brazil’s Bahia, peasant farmers and cowboys keep the Cerrado alive

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For over a century, communities in Brazil’s western Bahia have preserved the Cerrado grasslands through a form of communal land management that allows them...

NASA data tool could revolutionize Amazon fire analysis

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The Amazon has already seen more forest fires this year than in all of 2019, according to satellite data made available in August 2020...

Humans drive defaunation across Neotropics

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A new study indicates that human activities, such as overhunting, habitat loss, and fires, have contributed to a more than 56% decline in species...

Bolivia’s jaguar seizures down as suspicions rise over new mafia

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Since January 2019 there have been no seizures of jaguar parts in Bolivia. What could be behind the trend and how is the country...
The best formula for human health and the planet: mother’s milk

The best formula for human health and the planet: mother’s milk

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Breastfeeding has great benefits for infants and the practice can also help reduce stresses on the environment. As if the global pandemic hasn’t given parents...
4750 Hectares of Old-Growth Ukrainian Forest Receive the Highest Level of Protection

4750 Hectares of Old-Growth Ukrainian Forest Receive the Highest Level of...

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Only natural monument status can guarantee all-encompassing protection for old-growth forests in Ukraine. In 2018-2019, WWF-Ukraine initiated the establishment of 37 forest natural monuments with...
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