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Gaming Indonesia’s next move

Game helps palm oil players keep the sector sustainable as it grows

Harness ‘power of landscapes’ to fix health and environmental challenges, report says

Governments must act on the vast benefits of conservation and support the rights of people living in biodiverse landscapes to re-establish environmental equilibrium and protect humanity from the consequences of climate change and biodiversity loss, a new report states. The Global Landscapes Forum and the Youth in Landscapes Initiative teamed up to publish seven biodiversity […]

As the pandemic pushes millions toward poverty, forests and trees can safeguard livelihoods

Daniel C. Miller is associate professor of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. With the coronavirus pandemic driving millions of people into poverty, no stone should go unturned in the search for income opportunities for the most vulnerable.  That’s why protecting forests and trees—a natural and underrated ally in […]

U.N. expert urges transformative change to bend curve on biodiversity loss

The rate of deforestation has dropped by a third over the past 10 years compared to the previous decade, according to a landmark report on international biodiversity targets. The achievement, which falls short of a goal agreed by governments, offers a slim glimmer of hope for biodiversity advocates. Under the Aichi Biodiversity Targets negotiated in […]

COVID-19 pandemic offers opportunity to rethink status quo conservation efforts

The coronavirus pandemic creates an opportunity to rethink generally accepted underperforming business-as-usual approaches to conservation, say more than 20 conservation and development professionals in an editorial published by environmental news provider Mongabay. Current approaches should prioritize locally managed ecosystems, they state. Initial efforts to address the environmental impacts and origins of COVID-19 are frequently oversimplified […]