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Madagascar remembers Guy Suzon Ramangason, a champion of protected areas

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In April, Madagascar lost a prominent champion of the country’s system of protected areas.Guy Suzon Ramangason was director-general of Madagascar National Parks, the quasi-governmental...

Traditional villages dread living in shadow of Amazon tailings dams

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Developing world inequity? Luiz Jardim, a lecturer at Rio de Janeiro’s Universidade Federal Fluminense, criticizes the inequity of international geopolitics and of corporations that reward...

Shanthi, world’s most studied elephant, dies at Washington’s National Zoo

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Shanthi, a 45-year-old female Asian elephant considered the world’s most studied elephant, was euthanized on June 26 at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.,...
Rock dust applied to soils may help capture 2B tons of CO2

Rock dust applied to soils may help capture 2B tons of...

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Rock dust spread over the planet’s farm fields may prove a climate solution with the potential to remove up to two billion tons of...

After canoe chase, Madagascar authorities seize 144 endangered tortoises

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Authorities in Madagascar have seized 144 radiated tortoises from poachers in the country’s south, in the biggest tortoise trafficking bust in the country since...

Indonesian parliament to probe pulpwood firm’s dispute with Indigenous group

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Lawmakers in Indonesia want to question pulp and paper company PT Arara Abadi about its dispute with an Indigenous community in Sumatra that resulted...

Forest communities in Mexico suffer the blow of COVID-19 pandemic

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Rural communities involved in forest management and ecotourism across Mexico are reeling from the economic impact of the shutdown sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic.Many...

Indonesia identifies rhino to capture for breeding, but will have to...

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Indonesian officials have identified a wild Sumatran rhino they plan to catch in Borneo for a captive-breeding program, but have not said whether it’s...

Pandemic or not, the mission to save the rare Philippine eagle...

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A critically endangered Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) was rescued in the Zamboanga Peninsula in the southern Philippines during the height of the country’s COVID-19...

Investors say agroforestry isn’t just climate friendly — it’s also profitable

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Investments in agroforestry systems are growing along with the recognition that this model of farming is climate-friendly, environmentally sustainable, and profitable.Recently the startup company...

Prosecutors target Brazil’s environment minister over dismantling of protections

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On June 6, federal prosecutors in Brazil filed a lawsuit seeking the dismissal of the environment minister, Ricardo Salles, alleging “countless initiatives that violate...

Brazil bows to pressure from business, decrees 120-day Amazon fire ban

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38 transnational companies in the agricultural, industrial, mining and service sectors, along with four major business associations, sent a letter Monday to Brazil VP...
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