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Global conservation of species’ niches

AbstractEnvironmental change is rapidly accelerating, and many species will need to adapt to survive1. Ensuring that protected areas cover populations across a broad range of environmental conditions could safeguard the processes that lead to such adaptations1,2,3. However, international conservation policies have largely neglected these considerations when setting targets for the expansion of protected areas4. Here…

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Global conservation of species’ niches

AbstractEnvironmental change is rapidly accelerating, and many species will need to adapt to survive1. Ensuring that protected areas cover populations across a broad range of environmental conditions could safeguard the processes that lead to such adaptations1,2,3. However, international conservation policies have largely neglected these considerations when setting targets for the expansion of protected areas4. Here…

Conservation organisation launches World Pangolin Day awareness campaign
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Conservation organisation launches World Pangolin Day awareness campaign

Conservation non-profit organisation Pangolin.Africa will launch a World Pangolin Day campaign on Saturday which will involve ordinary people from across the globe.According to the organisation, the #running4pangolins campaign was aimed at generating mass global awareness. This will be done by inspiring everyone from armchair athletes to competitive runners to hit the tar, track, trail or treadmill in…

‘A global conservation disaster’: Fury as Botswana sells 60 elephant shoot permits to trophy-hunters
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‘A global conservation disaster’: Fury as Botswana sells 60 elephant shoot permits to trophy-hunters

Botswana has sold licences to shoot dead dozens of elephants for tens of thousands of pounds each, in what experts are warning could be a “major global conservation disaster”.  The country auctioned off hunts for 60 of the huge mammals for a total of 25.7m Botswanan pula – £1.8m, or more than £30,200 each. Conservationists have told the country’s leaders they…

Keep an Eye on These 2020 Conservation Issues
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Keep an Eye on These 2020 Conservation Issues

From Ensia (find the original story here); reprinted with permission. What are the biggest emerging opportunities and threats the year ahead holds for efforts to conserve biodiversity? Nearly two dozen scientists, conservation professionals and future scanners recently came together to ask and answer that question as part of an annual “horizon scan” led by Cambridge University conservation biologist…

Conservation after Conflict in Colombia
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Conservation after Conflict in Colombia

Seeking a sustainable economy, the country wants to capitalize on its astonishing biodiversityFat purple clouds had been gathering all day above Cubará, kicking up a dusty wind and cloaking the forested hills in shadow and mist. When the rain finally came, it came as a torrent, hammering metal roofs, overflowing ditches and transforming roads into…

How international conservation groups are betraying indigenous peoples
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How international conservation groups are betraying indigenous peoples

Discrimination towards indigenous communities is rife among conservation groups – and sometimes enforced at the barrel of a gun, says Curtis Abraham Environment | Comment 11 December 2019 Josie FordTHE murder of “guardian of the forest” Paulo Paulino Guajajara by armed loggers in the Brazilian Amazon reserve he called home garnered headlines around the world…