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China bans carved ivory imports

Elephant in South Africa.. Photo by Rhett A. Butler. China has established a one-year ban on imports of carved African elephant ivory. Conservationists say the move, effective immediately, sends an…

Madagascar establishes a sanctuary for sharks

Zebra Shark (Stegastoma fasciatum). Photo credit: Jürg Brand The government of Madagascar has established the Indian Ocean island's first shark sanctuary in an area famous for its marine biodiversity, reports…

Ecosystem services pioneer wins $1M award

Forests like this rainforest in Borneo provide an array of 'ecosystem services' including carbon storage, flood and erosion control, transpiration, climate moderation, and biodiversity, among others. Forest Trends, a non-profit…

Myanmar’s bird species count jumps to 1114

The Black-and-yellow broadbill (Eurylaimus ochromalus) is found in Myanmar, which is also known as Burma Myanmar is home to at least 1,114 bird species after researchers identified 20 previously undocumented…

Rogue cop missing from jail

Lowland rainforest in West Papua. An Indonesian police official busted for illegal logging in West Papua has been missing from jail for nearly a year after being granted permission to…

Amazon tribe attacks oilfield in Ecuador

Google Maps image showing Arajuno Canton Indigenous leaders are calling for the release of six tribesmen implicated in a raid on an oilfield in Eastern Ecuador that left six soldiers…