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New sloth book features amazing photographs and busts myths [PHOTOS]

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Sloths have gained in popularity in recent years but some misconceptions about them remain, such as their being ‘lazy,’ which is not true. Rather,...

How the farmers of Seruyan rose up a against a palm...

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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,...

Deadly oil spill in eastern Borneo spreads to the open sea

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An oil spill that began on March 31 in Balikpapan Bay has spread out to the Strait of Makassar and now covers an area...

For Rohingya refugees fleeing persecution, elephants pose a new threat

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Twelve people have been killed by elephants in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.Fleeing military operations in Myanmar, the refugees have settled in elephant corridors.Training...

NGOs denounce Tapajós basin intimidation, violence, Brazil inaction

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Thirty-eight national and international NGOs have condemned the Brazilian government and the builders of four Teles Pires River dams in the Amazon. The NGOs...

Yellow fever may threaten biophilia in São Paulo city (commentary)

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Reconciling biodiversity conservation and urban development is one of the biggest challenges for humanity, considering that by 2030, 60 percent of people globally are...

‘Lost’ fairy lantern spotted in Malaysian Borneo after 151 years

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In January last year, a team of botanists spotted Thismia neptunis again, 151 years after it was first recorded in the rainforests of western Sarawak,...

Indonesia investigates deadly oil spill in eastern Borneo

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An oil spill and ensuing fire in Balikpapan Bay in Indonesian Borneo over the weekend has been blamed for the deaths of at least...

Demands grow for clarity around Cambodian gold mine

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Earlier this year, residents of Tropeang Tontem in the province of Preah Vihear submitted a petition to the government Ministry of Land Management, Urban...

Maroon 5’s James Valentine on why he’s working to stop illegal...

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On today’s episode, we speak with multiple-Grammy-winning musician James Valentine about his work to stop illegal logging and make concert tours more environmentally friendly.As...

Indonesia’s dying timber concessions, invaded by oil palms, top deforestation table

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A study shows that selective-logging leases accounted for the highest rate of deforestation in three provinces studied from 2013 to 2016.While the discovery came...

UK ban relegates legal ivory trade to ‘a thing of the...

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The United Kingdom said it will ban, with few exceptions, the sale of all ivory in the country.Conservation groups welcomed the move and pointed...
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