- 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.
We’ve collected a few stories published this week by other news outlets.
New maps give scientists a better idea of where Javan leopards need protection (PLOS ONE).
Mining, deforestation and pollution are taking their toll on East Africa’s Mara River (The Star (Kenya)).
Rare Borneo wild cat turns up for sale at a local market (The Borneo Post).
Oil exploration once again threatens DRC’s Virunga National Park, a refuge of the mountain gorilla (Bloomberg).
Norway commits more than $16.5 million to fight illegal logging and tackle climate change (CTV News).
Environmental changes pose problems for inbred animals (University of Edinburgh/Phys.Org).
New research has connected the extirpation of bee populations with climate change (Northwestern University/EurekAlert).
Iceland resumes whale hunting (The Guardian).
Fourteen black rhinos have been moved to a park where authorities believe they’ll be safer (Reuters).
Scott Pruitt and the EPA have been sued by a group of U.S. states over moves to undo limits on hydrofluorocarbons (Reuters).
China’s demand for seafood is affecting marine ecosystems around the world, researchers say (Hakai Magazine).
South Africa is set to allow lion hunting in a reserve near Kruger National Park (Conservation Action Trust).
Ngorongoro Conservation Area now has more than 50 rhinos (Xinhuanet).
The Netherlands is aiming to cut its carbon dioxide emissions by 95 percent in the next 32 years (Reuters).
Mumbai has banned single-use plastics (The Guardian).
Climate change may destroy the marine ecosystem in the Barents Sea (New Scientist).
Receding reefs could mean billions of dollars in flood damage every year (Pacific Standard).
New Zealand is investing millions to get rid of invasive pests (Devdiscourse).
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