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Rediscovery of 'Asian Unicorn' Raises Hopes Among Conservationists

The saola, one of the rarest and most threatened mammals on the planet, was photographed for the first time in 15 years in Vietnam by a camera trap set by the World Wildlife Fund. Read More
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Mapping Project Reveals Gold Mining Ravaging Peru

For the first time, researchers have been able to map the true extent of gold mining in the biologically diverse region of Madre De Dios in the Peruvian Amazon. Read More
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Critical Report on Deforestation Prompts Rubber Giant to Engage With Conservation Groups

A large Vietnamese rubber producer is beginning to constructively engage with conservation groups in Cambodia following a critical report by MacArthur-supported Global Witness. Read More
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Colombia Giving Greater Scrutiny to Mining Projects

After years of green-lighting large gold, copper, nickel, and coal mining projects, Colombia's central government and local authorities appear to be exercising more caution now as concerns grow about the potential impacts on air and ... Read More
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Inadequate Conservation Funding Contributing to Biodiversity Declines

A MacArthur-supported study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences finds that the 40 most severely underfunded countries contain nearly one-third of all threatened mammals. Read More
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Interactive Database Details Chinese Lending in Latin America

China has made more than $87 billion in loan commitments to Latin American countries. In 2010, it committed more than the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and US Export-Import Bank combined. Read More