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The Zai Whitaker column | In defence of zoos, and why the post-pandemic world needs them more than ever
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The Zai Whitaker column | In defence of zoos, and why the post-pandemic world needs them more than ever

The role of zoos as conservation centres has continued to develop over the years and today, many species have been brought back from the brink thanks to zoo initiatives.

List of all creatures, large and small: First universal 'list of species' on Earth, in the making
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List of all creatures, large and small: First universal 'list of species' on Earth, in the making

No single, agreed-upon list of species exists. Researchers say some iconic animals even have competing lists.

Satellite imagery shows illegal gold mining in Brazil has increased, threatens the Yanomami tribe in the heart of the Amazons
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Satellite imagery shows illegal gold mining in Brazil has increased, threatens the Yanomami tribe in the heart of the Amazons

The lust for gold has attracted wildcat prospectors, who have destroyed forests, poisoned rivers and brought fatal diseases to the tribe.

Deep sea mining shouldn't begin before full assessment of environment impacts are made, says Ocean Panel report
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Deep sea mining shouldn't begin before full assessment of environment impacts are made, says Ocean Panel report

Seafloor nodules contain battery metals needed to fuel the transition to clean energy, but trawling for them can disrupt ecosystems that we don't know about.

The Zai Whitaker column | Trailing Ajay Giri (from a safe distance) while on a King Cobra rescue mission
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The Zai Whitaker column | Trailing Ajay Giri (from a safe distance) while on a King Cobra rescue mission

Agumbe is a unique example of how dangerous animals and people (even more dangerous) can live peacefully together. The key piece is Ajay Giri.

Coronavirus is hampering critical work to protect threatened species and habitats worldwide
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Coronavirus is hampering critical work to protect threatened species and habitats worldwide

The lockdown has derailed the eco-tourism that funds many environmental projects, from South America’s rainforests to Africa’s savannahs.

The Zai Whitaker column | On World Environment Day, looking back at lessons by the greatest teacher of all — time
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The Zai Whitaker column | On World Environment Day, looking back at lessons by the greatest teacher of all — time

Us folks in the conservation field would do well to use this lockdown time, to look back at what Time has tried to teach us collectively, as a country | Zai Whitaker writes in a humorous, introspective essay for #WorldEnvironmentDay

World Environment Day 2020: Tigers are threatened by a nearly 24,000 kilometers network of planned roads across Asia
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World Environment Day 2020: Tigers are threatened by a nearly 24,000 kilometers network of planned roads across Asia

The explosion of new roads is driven in part by the global development strategies such as China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

The Zai Whitaker column | Notes on camping with crocodiles, and watching baby muggers hatch
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The Zai Whitaker column | Notes on camping with crocodiles, and watching baby muggers hatch

Over 10 ft long, the marsh crocodile's barrel-like body folds into the contours of the bank and as he moves, a black-crowned night heron moves as well… just a tiny bit. Not, to my human eyes, far enough, but then animals and birds always seem to know what they’re doing, unlike another species which shall not be mentioned.| Zai Whitaker writes

World Water Day: Tropical countries like India to be worst-hit by water stress — UN
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World Water Day: Tropical countries like India to be worst-hit by water stress — UN

Globally, 2.2 billion people do not have access to drinking water that is water both available and free of contamination.

Wold Water Day: Will this solar-powered device be able to clean 1,000 rivers?
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Wold Water Day: Will this solar-powered device be able to clean 1,000 rivers?

In October, Dutch nonprofit The Ocean Cleanup (TOC) unveiled a solar-powered river-cleaning device called the Interceptor.

What starts in the Amazon doesn’t stay there: Wildfires are melting Andes glaciers
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What starts in the Amazon doesn’t stay there: Wildfires are melting Andes glaciers

The Amazon was historically too wet to burn on a large scale, but climate change and deforestation have made it hotter and dryer.

One-horned rhino calf welcomed by conservationists, Assamese in celebration of a concerted effort to save the species
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One-horned rhino calf welcomed by conservationists, Assamese in celebration of a concerted effort to save the species

The newborn is seen as a big win for conservationists and efforts towards protecting the critically-threatened rhino species — the pride of Assam and the Assamese people.

Wildlife discovered in 2019: From leaf like lizards, venomous vipers to human sized leaves
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Wildlife discovered in 2019: From leaf like lizards, venomous vipers to human sized leaves

Discoveries of new species is the outcome of perseverance, years of fieldwork & long periods of looking at museum records.

Nature and forests through 2019: The year of uncontrollable rain forests fires all over the world
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Nature and forests through 2019: The year of uncontrollable rain forests fires all over the world

2019 closed out a “lost decade” for the world’s tropical forests, with surging deforestation from Brazil to the Congo Basin.

Are state forest officials being rewarded well-enough to protect India's forests?
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Are state forest officials being rewarded well-enough to protect India's forests?

Several states have raised concerns over declining forest-related revenue after the National Forest Policy was implemented.

How a tiny stretch of vibrant ocean stirred a global marine conservation movement
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How a tiny stretch of vibrant ocean stirred a global marine conservation movement

In the decades since Gray’s Reef was developed, many stringently protected zones have popped up all over the world.

Talks about an Antarctic marine sanctuary in a deadlock for eighth consecutive year
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Talks about an Antarctic marine sanctuary in a deadlock for eighth consecutive year

The multinational effort to create giant sanctuaries around Antarctica to counter climate change and protect the fragile ocean ecosystems have failed.

Largest study of protected areas in the world show the effects of human encroachment
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Largest study of protected areas in the world show the effects of human encroachment

Protected areas are more effective in places like the Amazon but struggle to safeguard other habitats like savannahs.

New species of hardy crustacean discovered living in mouths of whale sharks
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New species of hardy crustacean discovered living in mouths of whale sharks

The species is known for its hardy ability to live in environments ranging from high mountains to the deep sea.