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Brazil creates four massive marine protected areas

The four newly designated marine protected areas (MPAs) will cover an area of more than 920,000 square kilometers (355,200 square miles) in the Atlantic...

Frogs may be ‘fighting back’ against deadly pandemic

Chytridiomycosis is caused by Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), a type of chytrid fungus.Scientists believe Bd originated in Africa, and has spread around the world where...

Indonesia’s ambitious peat restoration initiative severely underfunded

Indonesia will need an estimated $4.6 billion to restore some 20,000 square kilometers (7,720 square miles) of degraded peatland by its self-imposed deadline of...

Environmental stories from around the web, March 30, 2018

There are many important conservation and environmental stories Mongabay isn’t able to cover.Here’s a digest of some of the significant developments from the week.If...

Greenpeace International ends its Forest Stewardship Council membership

Greenpeace International announced on March 26 that it would not renew its membership with the FSC.The environmental organization says the FSC is not meeting...

Agroforestry bolsters biodiversity and villages in Sri Lanka

Residents of the rural Sri Lankan village of Pitekele relied on the nearby rainforest as a source of food, fuel, fiber and medicine for...

Cerrado Manifesto could curb deforestation, but needs support: experts

The Cerrado Manifesto, issued in 2017, calls for a voluntary pledge by companies to help halt deforestation and native vegetation loss in the Cerrado....

Do environmental advocacy campaigns drive successful forest conservation?

Of the 34 articles we looked at, 20 focused directly on the outcomes of environmental advocacy campaigns. Of these, seven were perception-based case...

Indonesia may achieve renewables target, but still favors coal for power

Indonesia is set to achieve its target for renewables portion in the national energy mix by 2025, but the country will still rely heavily...

‘Ropeless’ consortium aims to end entanglements of declining North Atlantic right...

‘Fishermen, engineers, manufacturers, scientists and managers’ have come together to develop ropeless fishing gear to keep North Atlantic right whales from getting entangled.Only 451...

Australia opens vast swaths of famed marine parks to fishing

Australia is known for protecting its sea life in a 3.3 million square kilometer (1.3 million square mile) system of marine parks that cover...

U.S. investment spurs land theft, deforestation in Brazil, say experts

In Brazil, large swathes of land are owned by the state, but can be legally claimed by small-scale farmers if they cultivate crops and...
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