- 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.
Here are a few stories published this week by other news outlets.
A look at what goes into caring for tapirs in Malaysia (The Sun Daily).
The peace deal in Colombia could be the reason behind a spike in deforestation in the country’s slice of the Amazon (The New Scientist).
Students convince a Colombian court to give new rights to the Amazon rainforest (Living on Earth/PRI).
Could a loss of dust from the world’s deserts pose a threat to the Amazon (Cosmos Magazine)?
Researchers complete the first survey of Manipur’s elephants in India (The Sangai Express).
Lemur survival may depend more on the size of forest fragments than their connections with other lemurs (PLOS/EurekAlert).
New research suggests that diverse forests are more productive than monocultures (Technical University of Munich/EurekAlert).
Civil society organizations in Ghana are urging the government to pass stronger protections for wildlife and forests in the West African country (Ghana Web).
No country has more mangrove cover — or is losing it faster — than Indonesia (Forests News).
A look at how jaguars are faring in “the Age of Humans” (The Atlantic).
Palm oil use in biofuels is driving demand (New Scientist).
Could a surge in “climate refugees” lead to more human trafficking (The Revelator)?
Progress on a superhighway project through Nigeria’s forests has stalled (Construction & Civil Engineering News).
Forest protection needs to account for people’s needs, research finds (SciDev.Net).
Helping smallholder farmers rise out of poverty in Nigeria (Devex).
Why are threatened predators turning up in odd places (Duke University/EurekAlert)?
A study finds that we might not be doing as much good as we think we are when we buy “eco-friendly” (New Scientist).
Scientists find a 33-million-year-old bat fossil (Reuters).
Homeowners in California will have to integrate solar into their homes (BBC News).
Marine protected areas could fall short of keeping critical ecosystems safe from climate change (The Atlantic).
Scientists are experimenting with seismic technology to monitor elephants (Pacific Standard).
Pakistan mulls biodiversity protection for its first marine protected area (Urdu Point).
Red wolf pups born at a museum in North Carolina, even as scientists warn that the world’s rarest wolf could be less than a decade from extinction (The Revelator).
A year on, the EPA still hasn’t brought its climate change website back online (The Washington Post).
Scientists find see around 150 critically endangered right whales on research cruise (The Guardian).
Global travel is responsible for around 8 percent of carbon dioxide emissions (The Hindu).
Hawaii bans reef-harming sunscreens (Honolulu Star Advertiser).
Video: How pollution is changing the Andes (The Pulitzer Center).
A mass migration restarts in Botswana (National Geographic News).
Could ride-sharing companies help cut emissions (Pacific Standard)?
Slow down ships to save whales and carbon emissions, a new study finds (News Deeply).
Hunters will soon take aim at Idaho’s grizzly bears for the first time in more than 40 years (Reuters).
Cities ignite speedy evolution in animals (National Geographic News).
To avoid disease, migratory birds take flight (The Conversation).
Fishers and researchers are working together to manage invasive lionfish (News Deeply).
Veterinarians from the U.S. are in Madagascar helping to save thousands of endangered tortoises (Reuters).
The Trump administration cuts off funding for NASA’s research on greenhouse gases (BBC News).
A water filter that could boost the efficiency of desalination plants rests on the work of mathematician Alan Turing (Nature).
Young white sharks are being snagged in fishing nets off the West Coast of the U.S., a new study finds (National Geographic News).
Banner image of a Malayan tapir by Rhett A. Butler/Mongabay.
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