- There are many important conservation and environmental stories Mongabay isn’t able to cover.
- Here’s a digest of some of the significant developments from the week.
- If you think we’ve missed something, feel free to add it in the comments.
Focus on the positive to tackle climate change, argue scientists (Nature Climate Change/IIASA).
Doomsday climate scenarios for this century could be overblown (Nature/AFP).
Critically endangered snub-nosed monkey numbers plummet in Myanmar (Myanmar Times).
Penang could lose water supply if logging continues, says think tank (FMT News).
Climate change could drive clouds higher, causing problems for tropical forests (Futurism.org).
Pope offers support to indigenous communities in Chile (Crux Now).
Snack maker to help Ghana slow emissions from cacao (Candy Industry).
Potential Dutch probe into smuggling of gold from Venezuela to Aruba and Curaçao (Curaçao Chronicle).
Penguins benefit from fishing restrictions (Proceedings of the Royal Society B/University of Exeter).
Scientists listen to assess marine species numbers (Scientific Reports/UC San Diego).
Indonesia celebrates the birth of a critically endangered Sumatran elephant (Phys.Org).
Reef fish body shapes change as sharks disappear (Marine Ecology Progress Series/University of Miami).
Rising leatherback sea turtle numbers could shed “endangered” tag (Associated Press).
Blue Planet II among the great nature documentaries (The Atlantic).
Battle over the Nile between Egypt and Ethiopia (The Wall Street Journal).
Oceans and fisheries aid drops 30 percent (Marine Policy/UBC).
Scientists find canine distemper in world’s most endangered cat (The Journal of Wildlife Diseases/WCS).
Communities near reserves in India still stand for wildlife, even with livestock and crop losses (Oryx/WCS).
Environmental activists attacked in Russia (Human Rights Watch).
McDonald’s plans recyclable packaging by 2025 (Chicago Tribune).
Half of Europe’s forests disappeared in the last 6,000 years (Plymouth University).
Detecting organisms in water with environmental DNA (PLoS One/Technical University Munich).
“Clockwork Orange” frog named after Stanley Kubrick (ZooKeys/Pensoft Publisher).
Fluorescence in chameleons more widespread than thought (Scientific Reports/Discover).
Banner image of Sumatran elephants in Indonesia by Rhett A. Butler/Mongabay.
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