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Ecologist Explains How He Maps Ecosystems

From the air, ecologist Greg Asner's mapping technology produces detailed, complex pictures of how human activity affects our ecosystems.

"Ecosystems and Us"

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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.

"Kimbe Bay Coral Reefs: Paradise Revisited"

National Geographic
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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.
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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.
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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 ...

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Sean Harder

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Stephanie Platz

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Kate Barnes

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Claire Poelking

Program Associate
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Elsa Leon

Grants Manager