Conservation news

In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, January 26, 2018

  • 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.

Tropical forests

EU blamed for tardy response to death of forest activist in Kenya (The Guardian).

Baby okapi to greet visitors at Los Angeles Zoo (The Seattle Times).

Gabon arrests 10 in ivory trafficking probe (AP/ABC News).

Higher carbon dioxide boosts flowering in tropical forests ( Florida State University).

The business of forest restoration and reforestation (Digital Journal).

Massacre stimulates overhaul of logging laws in Senegal (AFP/News24).

“Willfully ignorant” consumers avoid or forget information about where the products they buy come from (Woodworking Network).

Mexican activist who took on loggers murdered (Los Angeles Times).

Hundreds of containers of logs seized by Brazilian authorities (Reuters).

Scientists use genetic information to tease apart frog species in Gabon (Smithsonian Insider).

Study tracks the biggest threats in protected areas (Thomson Reuters Foundation News).

Finland under pressure to cut funding to Kenya’s forest service after alleged human rights abuses (REDD-Monitor).

Other news

Trump administration could still seek to drill for oil off Florida (The New York Times).

New emissions monitoring program takes off in France (The Conversation).

Australia floats $60 million to save Great Barrier Reef (The Guardian).

Tea and elephants collide in India’s Assam state (BBC news).

Public and private funding necessary to meet sustainability goals: Davos report (The Guardian).

Global list of invasive species will help in the battle against extinction, scientists say (The Guardian).

Japan to upgrade whaling “mothership” in sign that the country will continue whaling (The Guardian).

Early signs of bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef (The Guardian).

Record-warm year in 2017 for world’s oceans (Chinese Academy of Sciences/EurekAlert).

Climate change strains coral immune systems (Ohio State University/EurkeAlert).

Water crisis and warming link to unrest in Iran (The New York Times).

The prospects for feeding 10 billion people (The Atlantic).

No more mountain lions in the eastern U.S. (Yale e360).

National park in Gabon reports first spotted hyena in decades (AFP/Phys.Org).

Higher temperatures could lead to smaller birds (American Ornithological Society/EurekAlert).

Lab-made horn and ivory — will they help or hinder efforts to stop illegal hunting? (Chemical & Engineering News).

No baby right whales seen off U.S. coast at the peak of calving season (AP/Phys.Org).

Greenpeace enlists gaming to fight deforestation (The Drum).

Food giants’ new commitments to recycling and cutting waste (GreenBiz).

Shoring up the world’s “broken” water cycle (Quartz).

Plastic choking coral reefs brings disease (The Guardian).

China’s demand for horns and other animal parts is devastating Southeast Asian wildlife (The Diplomat).

Banner image of an okapi by Rhett A. Butler/Mongabay.

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