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Respected ancestral healer murdered in Peru

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Below are summaries of the most popular stories by our Spanish language service, Mongabay Latam, from the week of April 16 – 22. Among...

Bid to get ‘aquatic wild meat’ off the menu and under...

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The term “aquatic wild meat,” or “marine bushmeat,” refers to the hunting of marine mammals, reptiles, seabirds and now some sharks and rays. The hunting...

Two identical road trips, a year apart, highlight PNG’s infrastructure woes

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Papua New Guinea’s government plans to build more than 3,000 kilometers (1,900 miles) of road in the five-year period leading up to 2022. Two Mongabay...

‘Just incredible’ reptiles and amphibians of South Africa: Q&A with Tyrone...

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Growing up in the suburbs of the sub-tropical city of Durban in South Africa brought Tyrone Ping into daily contact with reptiles and amphibians,...

It’s time to mix the Sumatran rhino subspecies

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The Sumatran rhino...

Keeping gorillas safe amid COVID-19 concerns

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Gorillas are vulnerable to human diseases, including respiratory illnesses, and may be susceptible to infection by COVID-19. Researchers and trackers working for the Dian Fossey...

Mexico’s ejidos are finding greater sustainability by involving youth and women

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Most ejidos employ an outside technician to mark trees for harvest, but Nuevo Bécal has Luis Alfonso Guzmán Sanchez, the 26-year-old son of...
Despite Covid-19 fears exotic animals remain at grave risk

Despite Covid-19 fears exotic animals remain at grave risk

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Ironically, wildlife products are being used to combat a virus that has jumped to us from wildlife in the first place. As the COVID-19 pandemic...

Get to know our camera trap expert and host of Candid...

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Romina Castagnino is the host of our new video series that features camera trap footage of wildlife behavior Candid Animal Cam episodes are published every...
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