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How deforestation risks for investors can become opportunities for conservation (commentary)

Deforestation can damage a company’s reputation and business performance, presenting a real risk for investors.Recent research showcases examples of how companies have suffered from...

Colombian land defenders: ‘They’re killing us one by one’

CARMEN DEL DARIEN, Colombia – Community leaders in Colombia’s western Chocó are calling on the government to provide security after receiving ongoing threats from individuals...

Plastic not so fantastic for Bali’s iconic manta rays

Two recent videos from a diving site in Bali known for its manta rays have garnered global attention for highlighting the dire state of...

Where does your timber come from? Genetic analysis may soon tell...

Illegal trade in tropical timber costs countries billions of dollars in revenue each year and threatens regional and national biodiversity.Researchers tested the potential of...

Carbon credit prices too low to protect forests from rubber, study...

Data indicate rubber plantations cover around 86,000 square kilometers – an area equivalent to around 67 percent of that of oil palm in 2014.As...

NGOs seek suspension of forest-related funding to DRC in response to...

More than 50 conservation and human rights organizations have called on international donors to halt forest conservation-related funding to the Democratic Republic of Congo.The...

the need for a strategy adjustment (commentary)

Ecologist Dan Nepstad is the founder and executive director of the Earth Innovation Institute.In this commentary, Nepstad makes the case for building stronger government...

Only 12 vaquita porpoises remain, watchdog group reports

The International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita reported in 2017 that there were just 30 vaquita left in the Upper Gulf of...

Public access to Indonesian plantation data still mired in bureaucracy

Indonesia’s agrarian ministry continues to hold out on releasing oil palm plantation data to the public, a year after the Supreme Court ordered it...

Trump to allow elephant and lion trophies on case-by-case basis

President Obama banned U.S. citizens from bringing home elephant and lion trophies from Zambia and Zimbabwe. In November, 2017, Trump’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

Arkani, the Dayak known as Jenggot Naga — Dragon Beard

“The palm oil fiefdom” is an investigation by Mongabay and The Gecko Project, an initiative of the UK-based research house Earthsight.The article reveals how...

Arctic animals share in vulnerable climate future

The media has long focused on the impacts of climate change on polar bears. But with Arctic temperatures rising fast (this winter saw the...
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