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Ecuador Declares New Nature Reserve in Heavily Deforested Area

The Ecuadorian government has approved a new nature reserve in Carchi Province near the Colombian border, protecting 16,800 hectares of cloud forests and mountains on the Pacific slope of the Andes.
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China’s Demand for Rosewood Threatens Endangered Old-Growth Forests

The study, and China’s custom data, shows rosewood imports in 2014 have reached an all-time high and have doubled in value.
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Southeast Asia’s Largest Waterbird Colony Protected by Cambodia

Southeast Asia’s largest waterbird colony, the 53,000 acre Prek Toal located near Tonlé Sap Lake in Siem Reap, Cambodia, has been designated as a Wetland of International Importance by the government of Cambodia.
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Birds Provide Insights Into Climate Change

Birds and their behavior are providing vital insights into how climate change is threatening species, habitats, and communities worldwide, according to a report by Birdlife International.

Peru Establishes New National Park, Protecting Large Area of Rainforest

Peru has designated 3.3 million acres of Amazonian rainforest as a new national park in the Sierra del Divisor mountain range, protecting unique wildlife habitats and uncontacted indigenous people who live there.
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Peru Establishes New National Park, Protecting Large Area of Rainforest

Peru has designated 3.3 million acres of Amazonian rainforest as a new national park in the Sierra del Divisor mountain range, protecting unique wildlife habitats and uncontacted indigenous people who live there.
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Traditional Fishermen Put Local Marine Management on Madagascar’s National Agenda

More than 100 leaders of fishing communities from all over Madagascar took place in a recent MacArthur-supported MIHARI network forum to promote local management of marine and coastal areas and resources across the country.

"Field Museum Scientists Help Grow the Rainforest"

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