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Whale Sharks, Winghead Sharks, and Bornean Orangutans Slide Towards Extinction

An updated Red List assessment finds that growing human pressures on whale sharks, wing head sharks, and Bornean orangutans are putting these species at increasing risk of extinction. Read More
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Most Biodiverse Countries Spending the Least on Conservation, Study Finds

Countries near or in the tropics, where most of the world’s diversity is located, spent the least on biodiversity conservation. Read More
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UN Treaty to Fight Illegal Fishing Takes Effect

The Port State Measures Agreement, an international treaty intended to help stop illegal fishing, officially entered into force after 30 governments ratified the treaty. Read More
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Cambodia Protects Western Siem Pang Forest

The Cambodian government has agreed to protect an additional 65,000 hectares, creating the Prey Siem Pang Lech Wildlife Sanctuary. Read More
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Co-Benefits at the Intersection of Forest Carbon and Sustainable Development

Carbon offsets are increasingly seen as a tool to support sustainable development goals and mitigate climate change, according to a MacArthur-supported report by Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace. Read More
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A Midterm Evaluation of the Conservation & Sustainable Development Program

This evaluation focuses on the efficacy of the program’s approach, outcomes and impact; the relevance of the program and its priorities; and the contribution of the program to climate change mitigation. Read More
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Peace Agreement Success Depends on Inclusion of Natural Resources

A study by Forest Trends, recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, suggests that the failure of peace agreements is largely due to the lack of natural resource management. Read More