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Written by: April Burt, Adam Pritchard, and Cheryl Sanchez It’s not always easy to assess whether animal conservation measures have worked. But we’ve discovered that green turtles of Seychelles – once almost hunted to extinction – are now thriving again....
Written by: Victoria Masterson The bioeconomy is becoming big business in Colombia. By protecting and restoring the Amazon rainforest – and cultivating some of its 80,000 plant species – communities are replacing work that once relied on deforestation. Here, we detail three...
Written by: Kimberly White This story was originally published on May 11, 2019 and has been updated and republished in honor of Wildfire Awareness Month. The Smokey Bear wildfire prevention campaign was launched in 1944 and is the longest-running public service...
Written by: Kimberly White  A parliamentary resolution to recognize ecocide as an international crime has garnered cross-party support in Iceland.  Twelve Members of Parliament from four parties- the Pirate Party, Reform Party, Social Democratic Alliance, and the Left-Green Movement- submitted a...
Written by: Victoria Masterson Iceland, Denmark and the Netherlands are the countries most prepared for a low-carbon future, according to a new report. Other countries making up the top 10 of the Green Future Index 2022 are the United Kingdom, Norway, Finland, France,...
Written by: Janine Mohamed, Pat Anderson, and Veronica Matthews The urgency of tackling climate change is even greater for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and other First Nation peoples across the globe. First Nations people will be disproportionately affected...
Written by: Douglas Broom The United Nations projects the world’s population will grow by over 3 billion to peak at almost 11 billion by 2100. Meanwhile, already scarce global water resources are being depleted by climate change. Conventional agriculture already consumes roughly 70 percent...
Written by: Fiona Maisels, Alice Laguardia, and Gaspard Abitsi Across the African continent the populations of both species of African elephants – forest and savanna – have been declining due to habitat loss, poaching and human-wildlife conflict. Forest elephants are listed by the...
Written by: Patrick Worms The incomes of the Sahel’s smallholders and herders are amongst the world's lowest, and their livelihoods are under increasing threat from rising environmental stresses. But across the region, pockets of regeneration give hope that the whole...
Written by: Kimberly White  The Government of Malawi has joined a growing call for an ambitious new global agreement to tackle wildlife crime.  Last year, Gabon and Costa Rica began advocating for embedding preventing and combatting wildlife crime into the international...
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