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Saving rainforests by buying them

Volcanic rainforest cone and landscape in Sierra del Divisor. Photo by Diego Pérez. For more than twenty five years, an international non-profit known as the World Land Trust has been…

Most popular eco news articles of 2013

The endangered Huemul deer. Photo by: Alejandro Vila. The most popular environmental news article on mongabay.com during 2013 was a story about the recovery of the endangered Huemul deer (Hippocamelus…

Are there economic alternatives to palm oil?

Community embraces ecotourism instead of deforestation for palm oil. Community-based Borneo rainforest tourism at its best Replacing rainforests and peatlands with oil palm plantations is ecologically devastating at the local…