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Alongside climate change, COP26 must address crisis facing ecosystems

Alongside climate change, COP26 must address crisis facing ecosystems

The focus of the upcoming COP26, which is scheduled to run between October 31 and November 12, will be on worldwide carbon emissions and...
On Nigeria-Cameroon border, joint patrols throw a lifeline to threatened apes

On Nigeria-Cameroon border, joint patrols throw a lifeline to threatened apes

The rugged, isolated forests along the Nigeria-Cameroon border support a vast array of wildlife, including Cross River gorillas, Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzees, and forest elephants.Historically, limited...
Critically endangered Sunda pangolin caught on camera trap

Critically endangered Sunda pangolin caught on camera trap

Every month, Mongabay brings you a new episode of Candid Animal Cam, our show featuring animals caught on camera traps around the world and...
Plastics set to overtake coal plants on U.S. carbon emissions, new study shows

Plastics set to overtake coal plants on U.S. carbon emissions, new...

A new report released by Beyond Plastics suggests that plastics will release more greenhouse gas emissions than coal plants in the U.S. by 2030.It...
Deforestation from cattle ranching also hurts rivers in Nicaragua, study says

Deforestation from cattle ranching also hurts rivers in Nicaragua, study says

A new study highlights the adverse effects that cattle ranching has had on rivers in Nicaragua’s Indio Maíz Biological Reserve, including decreased food sources...
Rare owl sighting in Africa is a bright spot for biodiversity

Rare owl sighting in Africa is a bright spot for biodiversity

Scientists who spotted the long-elusive owl say they hope it spurs biodiversity conservation efforts in Ghana’s rainforests. The Shelley’s Eagle Owl has rarely been seen...
Can we stop calling it ‘forest bathing’ now? Please, just get outside. (commentary)

Can we stop calling it ‘forest bathing’ now? Please, just get...

The trendy phrase ‘forest bathing’ is based on the term shinrin-yoku, coined by the Japanese government in the 1980s as a public health initiative...
Mangrove conservation takes root with local communities on Kenya’s coast

Mangrove conservation takes root with local communities on Kenya’s coast

Mangroves are keystones of coastal ecosystems, protecting shorelines from erosion, providing habitat for fish and other marine life, and storing large amounts of carbon.These...
‘Unequal exchange’ for Brazil community in shadow of Anglo American mine

‘Unequal exchange’ for Brazil community in shadow of Anglo American mine

Mining giant Anglo American makes huge profits from its Minas-Rio iron ore mine in Brazil, but leaves little behind for the local communities whose...
COVID could wreak havoc on gorillas, but they social distance better than we do

COVID could wreak havoc on gorillas, but they social distance better...

A new study models the potential impacts of a COVID-19 outbreak in mountain gorillas using 50 years of population data collected in Rwanda’s Volcanoes...
The Escazú Agreement shows how countries can collaborate to save species

The Escazú Agreement shows how countries can collaborate to save species

International collaboration and environmental management across national borders is essential. Nature rarely recognises national borders. Many Australian birds, for example, are annual visitors, splitting their time between...
Opposition to South Africa coal mine persists a year after murder of activist

Opposition to South Africa coal mine persists a year after murder...

One year after the murder of South African anti-coal mining activist Fikile Ntshangase, no arrests have been made.A legal application to prevent the expansion...