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Critics say proposed changes to Mexico’s Forestry Law threaten sustainable forest...

Mexico’s General Law of Sustainable Forest Development, more commonly referred to as the Forestry Law, has been criticized for not being sufficient to keep...

How to help penguins (photos)

This photo essay comes via Mongabay’s partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Wild View blog.Once a month we’ll publish a contribution from Wild View...

Indonesia land swap, meant to protect peatlands, risks wider deforestation, NGOs...

Under a government program, pulpwood and logging companies in Indonesia are eligible for a land swap if their existing concessions include at least 40...

How loopholes in Indonesia’s corruption law let environmental crime persist

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,...

New research examines spread of payments for ecosystem services around the...

There are currently more than 550 PES programs active around the world in developed and developing countries alike, and more than $36 billion in...

Rubber plantation in Cameroon edges closer to UNESCO World Heritage Site

Satellite data indicate the rubber plantation, operated by China-owned Sud Cameroun Hévéa (Sudcam), is now less than one kilometer away from intact primary forest...

Environmental stories from around the web, April 6, 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...

Indonesian conservation bill is weak on wildlife crime, critics say

Lawmakers in Indonesia have submitted for review to President Joko Widodo’s administration a bill that would overhaul the country’s 28-year-old conservation law.While environmental advocates...

Bowhead whales in the Arctic sing hundreds of complex songs

Scientists have recorded 184 elaborate, very different bowhead whale songs in a bowhead subpopulation living east of Greenland. This makes it the largest set...

Vine-like lianas alter the edges of fragmented forests: New study

A new study has found that a group of climbing plants called lianas spring up in higher numbers along the edges of fragmented forests...
At the launch of the SPAR Eastern Cape Plastic Bag campaign at the Boardwalk Convention Centre in Port Elizabeth last night were (from left) SPAR EC managing director Conrad Isaac, Dr Lorien Pichegru of the Nelson Mandela University Zoology Department and Hayley McLellan of the Cape Town Two Oceans Aquarium. Photo: Leon Hugo/SPAR Eastern Cape

SPAR EC declare war on plastic bags

Starting today (April 6), SPAR Eastern Cape have declared war on plastic bags as the retailer spearheads a significant step forward in the battle...

AI buoys safeguard swimmers and sharks

A new tech-driven device may help reduce harmful interactions with sharks and improve people’s tolerance of one of the ocean’s top predators.The system, called...
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