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The government’s approach to the problem is to treat all snakebites as toxic, but conservationists say a better understanding of the snakes involved would be more effective, @arj272 reports.
Sri Lanka’s main zoo is bracing for a food crunch for 4,500 animals, amid runaway inflation that has pushed food prices up by nearly 60% and brought misery to Sri Lankans hit by the worst economic crisis in their country’s history, @MalakaRodrigo reports.
Indonesia has issued a much-anticipated decree to boost the protection of Indonesian deckhands working aboard foreign commercial and fishing vessels.
Twenty-eight gharial hatchlings have been spotted in a tributary of Nepal’s Karnali River, the first sign of successful nesting in this waterway in at least 16 years.
Residents of Sangihe Island in Indonesia have won a lawsuit against a Canadian-backed company planning to mine gold on their island.
Indonesia’s Sangihe islanders score legal victory over mining company
Smart Parks is a Netherlands-based team of technologists dreaming up inventive ways to realize the founders’ vision of bringing the power of modern technology to bear in conservation.
First gharial hatchlings spotted in nearly two decades in Nepal’s Karnali River
When is seaweed much more than seaweed? In the U.S., seaweed farms are sprouting up all over the country, but in Long Island, New York, a new project cultivating kelp in the waters of Shinnecock Bay is more than a follower of a new trend.
Miners, drug traffickers and loggers: Is Costa Rica’s Corcovado National Park on the verge of collapse? The park suffers from artisanal gold mining, hunting, logging & drug trafficking. @MaxRadwin reports on how these are impacting the park's health.
Smart Parks, the Dutch technologists tackling poaching with technology
Some of the leading fashion institutions in India are adapting a 'Farm to Fashion' concept to integrate sustainable fashion into their curriculums. @TazeenQureshy reports on how India's textile industry is experimenting with sustainability for @mongabay...
‘The return of land to Indigenous people is key’: Q&A with Shinnecock Kelp Farm’s Tela Troge
Miners, drug traffickers and loggers: Is Costa Rica’s Corcovado National Park on the verge of collapse?
Scientists say ambitious goals are required to halt the tremendous human-induced biodiversity loss occurring worldwide and to escape the worst effects of climate change, @MalavikaVy reports.
“Given the land area and the population, it’s probably the most culturally diverse place in the world,” said Emmanuel Peni, the coordinator of Project Sepik, an initiative that aims to protect the river system from harmful development. @johnccannon reports
Since 2018, a Jordanian architect and a Japanese environmentalist have planted three tiny forests in Amman, Jordan, the largest with a footprint of just 250 square meters (2,700 square feet).
Zimbabwe is continuing to push for international support for selling off its stockpile of elephant ivory and rhino horn, saying the revenue is needed to fund conservation efforts.
A program to restore forest cover in a watershed area that serves São Paulo and other urban centers has restored 5,000 hectares (12,400 acres) since 2016.
"Since I became an environmental journalist 6 years ago, my family, friends & acquaintances all labeled me “crazy.” Our Brazil editor @karlamendes discusses recent events in her country in a new op-ed:
Great Britain has lost its entire suite of top land predators over the past few thousand years. Now it’s on the verge of losing a much smaller one, and its only remaining native felid: the European wildcat, @jamesfairwild reports:
“Only 3% of Sweden’s forestry doesn’t involve clearcutting." "That should be pretty shocking to anyone who hears it, given Sweden’s reputation as a leader of so-called green practices,” @Swidstrand & @TheLifeOfMarcus tells Mongabay's @ErikHoffner:
“This is a historic step forward,” negotiators declared. WTO finally nets deal curbing fisheries subsidies, but tables key bits for later:
Tanzanian police officers and authorities have shot and beaten about 31 Maasai villagers, including children, during early June protests over the demarcation of ancestral land for a trophy hunting and safari game reserve.
In 2014, Colombia’s environmental licensing authority granted the local subsidiary of Canada’s Gran Tierra Energy a permit to prospect for oil in Villagarzón municipality, in the Amazonian department of Putumayo.
Forests are making way for extractive projects in Borneo. Much of the landscape of Indonesia’s East Kalimantan province has been transformed, its formerly vast forests razed for logging, monocrop agriculture and open-cast coal mining.
Both the legal and illegal cannabis markets are linked to environmental challenges such as freshwater use, land-use change, toxic and nutrient pollution, and climate change-contributing CO2 emissions.
The guide says companies should make sure they’re purchasing high-quality credits that contribute to real-world reductions of deforestation, be transparent, and establish a good-faith relationship with local and Indigenous communities, @MaxRadwin reports.
"A new study has found that Komodo National Park in Indonesia has an aggregation of 1,085 reef manta rays, currently classified as a vulnerable species." For reef mantas, Indonesia’s Komodo National Park is a ray of hope… via @mongabay
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[PODCAST] Two stories of how #bioacoustics research is helping us better understand the lives of marine mammals — and we listen to recordings informing the exciting research of @eclaireza & @SarahTrabue. Listen here or via your favorite podcast provider:
An @Planeta_Futuro investigation exposes plans to open timber transport roads in a tropical forest connected to the Yangambi @UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, which is a wildlife corridor and haven for chimps, pangolins and Afrormosia, @Gloriaspv reports.
The EU, the U.K. and the U.S. aim to reduce the deforestation footprint that results from the products they import. How should those restrictions take into account forest protection laws in producer countries? My latest for @mongabay:
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The Brazilian Senate has launched an investigation into the disappearance of Pereira and Phillips, but observers say it’s unlikely to deliver the far-reaching change required to tackle the violence.
Article in @mongabay on #mutualism - used to describe any interaction between two different species that benefits both - which highlights examples of honey gatherers working with birds to find wild bees’ nests + fishers working with dolphins to trap fish
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Required reading from my @mongabay colleague, @karlamendes, following the tragic loss of a journalist and an Indigenous advocate in Brazil: The war on journalists and environmental defenders in the Amazon continues (commentary)
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More than 12,000 wild animals were killed on the roads in Brazil’s Mato Grosso do Sul state between 2017 and 2020, including threatened species such as tapirs and giant anteaters, reports @DimasMarques10.
Oyster reefs, seagrass meadows, salt marshes and more — scientists restoring seascapes have found that integrated habitats provide mutual benefits to each other. Ecosystems fare better, too. @ECAlberts reports:
An Indian company has misled communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo, convincing them to sign away the rights to sell carbon credits from the restoration, reforestation or avoided deforestation of locally managed forests, say advocacy orgs.
Today @wto negotiators agreed on a deal to curb “harmful” government fisheries subsidies that are compromising fish populations and damaging the marine environment:
Interview with @Swidstrand and me on @mongabay about Sweden’s unsustainable forestry practices:
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I am angry, sad, and frightened by this horrifying example of just how little our world leaders do to ensure journalists/defenders can do their jobs. “What happened to Dom and Bruno could have happened to any of us.” writes my colleague @karlamendes.…
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WTO finally nets deal curbing fisheries subsidies, but tables key bits for later
“Only 3% of Sweden’s forestry doesn’t involve clearcutting." "That should be pretty shocking to anyone who hears it, given Sweden’s reputation as a leader of so-called green practices,” @Swidstrand & @TheLifeOfMarcus tells Mongabay's @ErikHoffner:
Alexandra Narváez and Alex Lucitante, young Indigneous leaders from the A’i Cofán community of Sinangoe in Ecaudor, were awarded the 2022 Goldman Environmental Prize, widely known as the “Green Nobel.” Ana Alvarado & Diego Baquero write @mongabay…
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It is nothing new at this point, but it is important to document the omissions and show where exactly we can move forward after this nightmare is over. This report shows the map.…
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How unsustainable is Sweden’s forestry? Very. Q&A with Marcus Westberg and Staffan Widstrand
Major global consumers like the U.K., the U.S. and the EU are debating how best to reduce the amount of tropical deforestation resulting from the production of the commodities they import, @johnccannon reports.
"Being an environmental journalist is a mission: A fight for a better world for future generations." Poignant commentary about the loss of Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira and ongoing risk in Brazil and worldwide by @karlamendes @mongabay…
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Great article in @mongabay on the threats to threatened rays by in Sri Lanka. Interviews with artisanal fishers highlight an increase in ray fishing driven by a growing demand for ray parts in traditional medicine #consocsci #marsocsci…
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Authors of a new🧬study that reveals that Iban and Dusun classification of two Bornean trees was more accurate than Linnean taxonomy say Indigenous knowledge systems must be valued alongside modern science. My latest�…Vs
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