Celebrating the Biggest Conservation Wins of 2017

It’s been a big year for conservation. Together we assured the world that the U.S. is still an ally in the fight against climate change through the We Are Still In movement, a coalition of more than 2,500 American leaders outside of the federal government who are still committed to meeting climate goals.

Judge Stops Walmart Shopping Center From Being Built on Endangered Florida Forest

Environmentalists cheered after a Miami district court judge issued an emergency injunction on Friday to stop bulldozers from razing a stretch of endangered pine rocklands—one of the world’s rarest forests , and home to species found nowhere else on Earth—to make way for a Walmart shopping center near Zoo Miami and Everglades National Park. Judge Ursula Ungaro’s decision was made only hours after the Center for Biological Diversity , Tropical Audubon Society , Miami Pine Rocklands Coalition and South Florida Wildlands Association sued the Trump administration for approving the proposed Coral Reef Commons. “Plaintiffs will suffer immediate and irreparable injury arising from the

Sweet news: Cacao making a comeback in Mexico

In Mexico, a new effort is boosting cacao production while protecting forests in the process.

Tradition meets tech: Can satellite data help indigenous peoples protect their lands?

A new effort seeks to put data tools in the hands of the people on the front lines of conservation: indigenous communities.

Rescue efforts offer hope for a vanishing species

Inside the plight of an increasingly rare species of gibbon and ongoing efforts to save it from extinction.

Sticker shock: This country’s taste for ‘bushmeat’ comes at a terrible price

An in-your-face campaign aims to shock Cambodians into giving up their taste for wild animal meat — before it’s too late.

How to Start a Regenerative Agriculture Movement in Your Community

By Regeneration International The most important, although as of yet little known, new paradigm shift and set of practices in the world today is regenerative agriculture , or rather regenerative food , farming and land use. Regeneration practices , scaled up globally on billions of acres of farmland, pasture, and forest, have the potential to not only mitigate, but actually reverse global warming and, at the same time, provide solutions to other burning issues such as poverty, deteriorating public health, environmental degradation, and global conflict. The world-changing promise of regeneration lies in the fact

One swamp we don’t want to drain

In a new piece on Medium, Conservation International CEO M. Sanjayan discusses Brazil’s mangrove forests — and a global alliance working to protect them.

What ‘sustainability’ means to a lifelong coffee farmer

Editor’s note: On National Coffee Day, we’re taking a look at the people who make your morning cup of joe

Forests and facts: 5 things to know about a gloomy new study

According to a new study, the world’s tropical forests are in such poor shape that they are emitting more climate-warming carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than they absorb.

Massive reforestation effort puts down roots in Brazilian Amazon

A new project seeks to kickstart a revival for the world’s largest rainforest by planting tens of millions new trees.

Brazil opens massive reserve in Amazon for mining

The announcement from Brazilian President Michel Temer comes at a critical time for conservation in the Amazon.

Field notes from the Lost City

A recent survey around the newly discovered Lost City in Honduras confirms the area’s significance for natural and cultural heritage.

How Incan ruins and Brazil nuts are fighting deforestation in Bolivia

Through conservation agreements, indigenous Bolivian communities are expanding their incomes while leaving forests standing.

Mud, parrots and parasites: Filming the rainforest in virtual reality

One crew member counts down his most memorable moments from CI’s VR film shoot in Amazonia.

The countdown is on to protect nature, save economy of tiny forested country

To build a sustainable economy based on protecting Suriname’s valuable forests and rivers, time is running out.

These 7 maps shed light on most crucial areas of Amazon rainforest

Thirty million people call the Amazonia region home — and they all depend on its forests every day.

Deforestation By “Subsistenceâ€� Farmers In Congo Driven By Money-Making Not Self-Sufficiency, Only Very Small Portion Of Population…

Despite some common presumptions on the matter, it seems that most deforestation occurring in the Congo Basin is the result of only a small share of locals, and those that are taking part aren’t doing so for self-sufficiency but rather to “increase their quality of life,” according to a new study from the University of

Your favorite science stories: 10 top blog posts from 2016

Human Nature’s most-read stories of 2016, from underwater mountains to cave giants.

Is Your Company Managing This $906 Billion Revenue Risk?

Global companies — including Cargill, Kraft Heinz Company and Starbucks — report as much as $906 billion total annual turnover could be at risk because of deforestation, according to a CDP study. The report, Revenue at risk: Why addressing deforestation is critical to business success, analyzes data disclosed by 187 companies this year on their deforestation risk management strategies submitted to CDP. It found that

What on Earth is ‘conservation finance’?

This range of financial tools might be the final frontier for protecting nature.

Best of 2016: Hummingbirds give illegal logger new hope

Norbil Becerra’s career took an unexpected turn after visiting a forest reserve in Peru’s Alto Mayo region.

New bond aims to unlock private investment to protect forests

This first-of-its-kind investment mechanism could stimulate investor demand for reducing deforestation.