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Eight newly discovered species of whip spiders could soon become extinct

    Researchers have discovered 8 new species of whip spiders in museum collections. Image courtesy of Alessandro Ponce de Leão Giupponi and Gu…

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Soil carbon could be key to protecting global biodiversity and climate at same time

    Worldwide, we’re spending less than a third of what it would take to protect global biodiversity and meet biodiversity targets adopted by t…

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Thailand’s efforts to protect wild tigers starting to pay off, but recovery slower than expected

    A patrol in Huai Hha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary. Photo by Government of Thailand/WCS Thailand.The government of Thailand adopted an intensive…

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The week in environmental news – Feb 26, 2016

    A pygmy marmoset (cebuella pygmaea) in Colombia. Photo by Rhett Butler.A report sponsored by the U.N. pulled from approximately 3,000 scient…

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'Status symbols': Japan emerging as major hub for illegal trade in slow lorises due to the

    Slow Lorises have become popular pets in Japan, which is fueling their illegal trade. Photo from Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain).A new stu…

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A forest full of beetles: an interview with bug researcher Caroline Chaboo

    Pseudocalaspidea: Very little is known about this spectacular leaf beetle from ACA Villa CarmenBiological station. Photo by Caroline Chaboo.…

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New ‘Blue Economy Challenge’ wants your solutions to transform the aquaculture industry

    The Blue Economy Challenge is open for online applications from 29 February 2016 to 30 June 2016. Photo courtesy of WWF.The Blue Economy Cha…

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DRC announces intent to reopen its rainforests to logging companies

    Okapis, or “forest giraffes,” were unknown to the western world until the twentieth century. They are only found in the forests …

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The week in environmental news – March 04, 2016

    Grizzly bear, photo by Rhett Butler.Berta Cáceres, a Honduran environmental and indigenous rights activist was gunned down in her home.Four…

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Even minor forest disturbance can cause great ape population crashes

    A female aggregation of bonobos. Photo by Takeshi FuruichiFollowing the civil war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, researchers found…

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New snake species highlights how little we know about biodiversity in under-explored regions of Indi

    Wallaceophis gujaratensesis. Photo by Zeeshan Mirza.India is home to about 280 species of snakes, and it is generally assumed that the repti…

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Australia announces a new spider species called 'Brian'

    Male Brian spiders (Dolomedes briangreenei) have broad, white stripes along the sides of their heads while females like this one have narrow…

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Nigerian government urged to halt “land grab” in Ekuri community forest

    Ekuri Community members protest the superhighway as a “land grab in disguise.” Photo by Martins Egot, Ekuri Initiative.The Ekuri…

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The week in environmental news – March 11, 2016

    Fishing cutter in the sound between the Ertholmene islands in the Baltic Sea. Photo by a.poll_o/ CC BY-SA 2.0.The U.S. and Canada have annou…

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These little-known, colorful birds are latest victims of Indonesia’s caged-bird trade

    The Malayan banded pitta is a commonly spotted bird in Indonesia’s bird markets. Photo by JJ Harrison (Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 3.0)…

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Hope for monkey on brink of extinction: new population found in Vietnam

    A new population of 500 grey-shanked doucs has been discovered in Vietnam, dramatically boosting the known population of this Critically End…

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‘Exploitation crisis’: Civil war fueling ‘sharp rise’ in poaching and trafficking of South Sudan’s w

    Recently poached elephant in South Sudan 2015. Photo by P Elkan WCS.Before the war broke out, South Sudan’s forests and savannah were home …

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The week in environmental news – March 18, 2016

    The Atlantic coast off of Hilton Head, South Carolina. Photo by Jeff Gunn/CC by 2.0China has just released their 13th Five Year Plan, which …

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UNESCO declares largest biosphere reserve in North America

    Tsá Túé International Biosphere Reserve comprises Great Bear Lake, its surrounding watershed, and several protected areas and territories…

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Two Chinese ivory smugglers sentenced to 35 years each in jail

    Tanzania has lost 60% of its elephants in just 5 years. The sentencing of the Chinese duo is thought to be one of the heaviest punishments h…

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