Alaskan tribes, activists and businesses sue to save America’s biggest national forest

Alaskan tribes, activists and businesses sue to save America’s biggest national forest

A coalition of Alaskan native tribes, conservation groups and small businesses have filed a lawsuit in an effort to save America’s largest national forest by overturning one of the Trump administration’s most contentious environmental rollbacks. Protection for the Tongass national forest in Alaska, one of the world’s last intact temperate rainforests, which plays a crucial […]

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Brazil’s blue macaws, golden lion tamarins back in traffickers’ sights

Brazil’s blue macaws, golden lion tamarins back in traffickers’ sights

Experts at two of Brazil’s leading wildlife conservation bodies are on high alert following a spate of seizures of hyacinth macaws and golden lion tamarins from alleged traffickers in recent years. The illegal wildlife trade was what drove the hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus), the world’s biggest flying parrot species, and the golden lion tamarin (Leontopithecus […]

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‘Everyone is outraged and sad’: Canada shocked by killing of rare white moose

‘Everyone is outraged and sad’: Canada shocked by killing of rare white moose

The killing of a rare “spirit” moose in Canada has shocked residents of a northern Ontario community and prompted one First Nations man to offer a reward to anyone who can help officials apprehend the suspected poachers. Residents around the city of Timmins have long swapped stories of a ghostly white moose population occasionally spotted […]

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Reintroducing sea otters is good for the environment and the economy, and both matter

Reintroducing sea otters is good for the environment and the economy, and both matter

Does the thought of coming face-to-face with a predator terrify you? Wish they would all just disappear? Not so fast. Eliminating predators is one of the major ways humans damage ecosystems, since many predators act as a keystone species that hold complex food webs together. Predator removal may seem reasonable due to concerns over human […]

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Brazilian Amazon protected areas ‘in flames’ as land-grabbers invade

Brazilian Amazon protected areas ‘in flames’ as land-grabbers invade

In a remote slice of Triunfo do Xingu, deep in Brazil’s northern Pará state, swaths of lush forest have been engulfed by flames in recent days. In another stretch to the north, a patch of untouched jungle has been almost entirely cleared this year. In countless other parts of this vast protected region, the Amazon […]

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Projeto Harpia: Saving the Amazon’s largest raptor for more than 20 years

Harpy Eagle: Saving the Amazon’s largest raptor for more than 20 years

The harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja) lives in tropical forests stretching from the south of Mexico to the north of Argentina. But it’s in the Brazilian Amazon that a project has been working intensively for its conservation for more than 20 years. Created in 1997, the Program for the Conservation of the Harpy Eagle by the […]

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‘They never intended to conserve it’: Outcry as loggers gut Cambodian reserve

‘They never intended to conserve it’: Outcry as loggers gut Cambodian reserve

In late February, conservationist Kheng Khou tried to enter Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary, which he routinely patrols with other members of the Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN). Instead, he and his colleagues were denied access and threatened with arrest. Local authorities told them they couldn’t enter because they didn’t have permission from the Cambodian Ministry […]

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Palm Oil Deforestation: A Threat to Orangutan Populations, Indigenous People and Biodiversity

Palm Oil Deforestation: A Threat to Orangutan Populations, Indigenous People and Biodiversity

The California fires in November 2018 were more severe than ever and yet – the amount of forest that was lost in the combined fires makes up only a fraction of Indonesian forest that is burned every year in slash-and-burn practices to clear palm oil plantations. In 2015 alone,the area of Indonesian forest burned was […]

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