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For tiger moms, the work-life balance struggle is real, study finds

For the first time ever, scientists were able to document the behavior of a GPS-collared Amur tiger in the wild for the four months...

Illegal pangolin trade may have played a part in coronavirus outbreak

Findings reported in the Chinese media suggest that the novel coronavirus that has led to more than 1,000 deaths could have been transmitted to...

Early deforestation numbers for 2019 reveal trends in the Amazon

The Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project, or MAAP, an initiative of the nonprofit organization Amazon Conservation, has published its analysis of preliminary deforestation...

The reporter-editor bond (insider)

There’s no doubt 2019 was a bad news year for the planet, and for many of the more than 7.5 billion human beings inhabiting...

Uphill fight to shut disaster-amplifying gold mines in Indonesian park

The Indonesian government has begun cracking down on illegal gold mines in a national park outside Jakarta blamed for exacerbating floods and landslides last...

Investigation reveals loopholes for illegal shark fin exports from Indonesia

An undercover reporting initiative by Indonesian media has highlighted loopholes that allow protected sharks to be sold abroad. Shark products, mostly fins, end up being...

Philippines turns to EU’s Copernicus in Earth satellite data collaboration

The Philippines is close to sealing a partnership with the European Union’s Copernicus Earth observation program for a series of pilot projects that will...

Study investigates impact of road deaths on giant anteater population in...

For three years, the Bandeiras e Rodovias (Anteaters and Highways) project by the Institute for the Conservation of Wild Animals (ICAS) has investigated the...

Private firms will pay soy farmers not to deforest Brazil’s Cerrado

The meteoric growth of the soy industry, which cultivates the profitable bean to feed livestock and cultivated fish in both Brazil and internationally (especially...

Isolated by civil war, Sri Lanka’s Jaffna proves to be a...

A first-time field study of reptiles and amphibians in Sri Lanka’s previously conflict-ridden Jaffna Peninsula has listed 18 previously unrecorded species. The new study includes...

Experts see minefield of risk as Indonesia seeks environmental deregulation

The government is pushing for the swift passage of more than 1,200 amendments to at least 80 existing laws in a bid to deregulate...

Scientists find never-before-seen baby of rare rabbit on WhatsApp

Scientists got their first sight ever of a baby Sumatran striped rabbit when it was listed for sale on a WhatsApp group for wildlife...
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