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NGOs acquire land in Brazil to create wildlife corridor

The acquired land plot is located in a region of the Atlantic Forest, and will be connected to the Poço das Antas reserve by...

Coal company fined 2 billion rupiah for illegal waste dumping in...

Residents of villages along the Santan River in East Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, have long complained they are suffering from pollution due to coal mining...

India’s new forest policy draft draws criticism for emphasis on industrial...

The Draft National Forest Policy 2018 is now open for public comments, and will replace the older 1988 policy once it comes into force.Critics...

How a family of local elites is still pitching to control...

In the leadup to the release of the second installment of Indonesia for Sale, our series examining the corruption behind Indonesia’s deforestation and land-rights crisis,...

List of 100 most unique and endangered reptiles released

Zoological Society of London has released a list of the 100 Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered Reptiles.Using a formula published in a PLOS ONE...

A wish list for an environmentally friendly NAFTA

The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been progressing along a very rocky path, with the U.S., Canada and Mexico...

From galaxies far, far away to endangered species just over the...

Astrophysicists and conservation ecologists have teamed up to apply the heat-detection software and machine-learning algorithms used to find stars to automatically identify people and...

Wildlife trade detective Samuel Wasser receives prestigious Albert Schweitzer Medal

Samuel K. Wasser, a conservation biologist at the University of Washington, U.S., has pioneered ways of using DNA from animal feces to track wildlife poachers.In...

Indonesian billionaire using ‘shadow companies’ to clear forest for palm oil,...

Two plantation companies linked to Anthoni Salim, Indonesia’s third-richest man, are deforesting a peat swamp in Borneo, according to new research by Aidenvironment.In response...

Activists fear for environmental protection under Indonesia’s revised Criminal Code

Indonesian lawmakers aim to pass a long-awaited revision of the country’s Criminal Code this month, but already the draft has been widely criticized for...

Philippines’ Duterte suggests open-pit mining ban will stay in place

The Philippine President said he was considering extending a ban on new open-pit metal mines.He also ordered mining companies to carry out reforestation programs.The...

46% of Albertine Rift species may be threatened by 2080, study...

East Africa’s Albertine Rift region hosts many animal and plant species that evolved in isolation and are endemic – meaning they’re found nowhere else...
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