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New gecko described in Madagascar

Juvenile and subadult of the new species Paroedura hordiesi. Credit: Jörn Köhler. Researchers have described a previously undocumented species of gecko in Madagascar. The species, named Paroedura hordiesi, lives among…

Gabon protects 23% of its coastal waters

A pair of bottlenose dolphins frolic in the waters of Mayumba National Park, previously Gabon's only national park dedicated to the protection of marine species. Photo credit: Peadar Brehony /…

Leaders pledge to end deforestation by 2030

Cleared timber plantation and peat forest in Indonesia. Photos by Rhett A. Butler. Dozens of companies, non-profit organizations, and governments pledged to work together to halve forest loss by 2020…

25 primate pictures for World Primate Day

Coquerel's Sifaka (Propithecus coquereli) September 1 is World Primate Day, a designation intended to raise awareness about apes, monkeys, and prosimians like lemurs, lorises, and tarsiers. Many non-human primates are…

ConAgra adopts greener palm oil policy

Forest conversion for an oil palm plantation in Sumatra, Indonesia. Photos by Rhett Butler. U.S. food giant ConAgra has adopted a new sourcing policy that will exclude palm oil produced…