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  • New ‘Changing Planet’ season highlights progress, hope amid climate crisis
    on April 26, 2023

    Conservation International CEO M. Sanjayan embarks on the second year of an ambitious global journey for the PBS series “Changing Planet,” which explores how six of the world’s most iconic biomes — from Africa’s savannas to the icecaps of the Arctic — are adapting to climate change.

  • 5 experts share how hope fuels their work
    on April 20, 2023

    Yes, it’s easy to feel despondent. The planet is overheating and nature is declining at unprecedented rates. But environmental chaos is not inevitable. Conservation International experts share why they have hope for our Earth — and why you should, too.

  • In 'The Last of Us,' a warning for future pandemics
    on April 11, 2023

    In a recent New York Times op-ed, Conservation International pandemic prevention fellow Neil Vora explains how climate change is raising the risk of new health threats, including fungal pandemics, and argues that governments need to step up their preparations.

  • From tiny nation, a ‘hallmark moment’ for climate justice
    on April 6, 2023

    A small Pacific island nation is behind a landmark U.N. resolution that could hold carbon-polluting countries to account for failing to act on climate change. Conservation News explains what the resolution means and how it could advance climate justice.

  • Experts see hope in gloomy climate report
    on March 20, 2023

    Humanity is set to blow past 1.5°C of planetary warming by the early 2030s, according to a new report released today by the U.N. But the report also offers hope in the form of actions that could avert the worst impacts of climate change.


  • Indonesia protects 'walking sharks.' Are other sharks next?
    on April 19, 2023

    The Indonesian government has granted six species of threatened “walking sharks” the highest level of protection — a move experts hope will lead to the conservation of other sharks, whose numbers have plummeted due largely to the shark fin trade.

  • Why a new treaty to protect the high seas is a ‘game-changer’
    on March 10, 2023

    Roughly two-thirds of the world’s oceans lie beyond national boundaries in an area known as the “high seas” — yet only about 1 percent of that largely unexplored expanse has been protected. Now, nearly 200 countries have agreed on the first-ever United Nations treaty to protect the high seas.

  • News spotlight: Ice sheet warming at highest rate in 1,000 years
    on January 30, 2023

    In case you missed it: One of the coldest regions of the planet is experiencing its highest temperatures in at least a millennium. While grim, the findings are in line with what’s becoming clearer and clearer — Earth’s frozen regions are steadily warming.

  • News spotlight: Could seaweed be our new big climate ally?
    on January 9, 2023

    In case you missed it: A recent study reveals that underwater forests are much more prolific than previously thought — and may play a key role in stemming the climate crisis.

  • 2022 in review: To protect our seas, scientists turn to innovative new solutions
    on December 21, 2022

    As 2022 draws to a close, Conservation News is revisiting some of our most significant stories of the year. As experts warned that the time to turn the tide on marine protections is dwindling, conservationists and governments came together to advocate for oceans.


  • In Amazon, small towns are a force of nature
    on April 12, 2023

    Years ahead of schedule, Bolivia has met an ambitious goal to protect 30 percent of its land — and that's thanks in large part to Amazonian towns and villages that are accelerating the pace and scale of conservation in the country.

  • What on Earth is ‘HFLD’? (Hint: It’s about forests)
    on March 8, 2023

    From “blue carbon” to “ecosystem services,” environmental jargon is everywhere. Conservation International looks to make sense of it in an occasional explainer series. In this installment, we explore the role “HFLDs,” play in storing climate-warming carbon.

  • 3 reasons for hope for the Amazon
    on February 9, 2023

    When U.S. President Joseph Biden meets with Brazil’s newly elected president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, in Washington this week, climate change and the fate of the Amazon will be one of the many items of discussion, according to news reports.

  • ‘Audacious’ reforestation effort grows in Brazil
    on February 7, 2023

    A bold initiative to regrow 73 million trees in the Brazilian Amazon has made substantial progress despite some unexpected hurdles, according to an upcoming report.

  • A Peruvian forest was vanishing. Coffee and community trust saved it
    on January 10, 2023

    In the Alto Mayo Protected Forest in Peru, local farmers have partnered with Conservation International to produce sustainable coffee and halt deforestation. Since 2011, this partnership has helped deforestation decline by 59 percent.


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