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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…

Rhino conservationist dead at 87

White rhino in South Africa. Photo by Rhett Butler South African conservationist Ian Player has died at the age of 87. Player, the brother of professional Gary Player, had an…

Deforestation jumps in Peru

Deforestation in Madre de Dios in 2005. Photo by Rhett Butler Deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon increased significantly last year, says a top official. Speaking to the press at U.N.…

Field plots offer biased view of the Amazon

The edge of the Amazon rainforest in Peru Field plots in the Amazon are often not representative of the habitats surrounding them, potentially biasing extrapolations made across the region, argues…

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…
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