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Ranchers and Drug Barons Threaten Rain Forest

Great sweeps of Guatemalan rain forest, once the cradle of one of the world’s great civilizations, are being razed to clear land for cattle-ranching drug barons. Other parts of the Maya Biosphere Reserve, Central America’s largest protected area, have been burned down … Continue reading

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Road Kill in the Serengeti?

Every year, more than a million wildebeest, along with hundreds of thousands of zebras and gazelles, move through the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem of Tanzania and Kenya, following the rains. In the course of a year, an individual wildebeest may cover as … Continue reading

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UN’s ‘IPCC for nature’ to fight back against destruction of natural world

International body will organise global response to protect ecosystems ‘that underpin all life – including economic life’ World governments voted last night to set up a major new international body to spearhead the battle against the destruction of the natural … Continue reading

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John Kasaona: How poachers became caretakers

In his home of Namibia, John Kasaona is working on an innovative way to protect endangered animal species: giving nearby villagers (including former poachers) responsibility for caring for the animals. And it’s working.

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Dove Onslaught(er)

A Greenpeace video showing the impact of using palm oil from forest destruction.

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Willie Smits: How we re-grew a rainforest

By piecing together a complex ecological puzzle, biologist Willie Smits has found a way to re-grow clearcut rainforest in Borneo, saving local orangutans — and creating a thrilling blueprint for restoring fragile ecosystems.

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