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Congo government opens Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park to oil exploration
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Congo government opens Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park to oil exploration

Conservationists were alarmed that the government would consider opening up parks and peatlands of international importance for oil exploration.

’Livestock revolution’ triggered decline in global pasture: Report
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’Livestock revolution’ triggered decline in global pasture: Report

The report's authors also say that technological solutions could help meet rising demand for meat and milk in developing countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, without reversing the downward trend.

Out on a limb: Unlikely collaboration boosts orangutans in Borneo
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Out on a limb: Unlikely collaboration boosts orangutans in Borneo

In the heart of Indonesian Borneo, a dwindling population of orangutans is getting a new lease on life thanks to a group of wildlife rescuers and medical professionals who have joined forces.

Altered forests threaten sustainability of subsistence hunting
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Altered forests threaten sustainability of subsistence hunting

The way humans have changed the forests of Central and South America may be making it impossible for subsistence hunters to continue their way of life, according to two conservation scientists.

Illegal logging persists in Borneo orangutan habitat despite government ban
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Illegal logging persists in Borneo orangutan habitat despite government ban

At least six illegal logging camps have sprung up in a peat forest in Indonesian Borneo that the government had declared off-limits last year, a Greenpeace investigation has revealed.

Roads might pose even bigger threat to Southeast Asian forests, biodiversity than previously understood
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Roads might pose even bigger threat to Southeast Asian forests, biodiversity than previously understood

Southeast Asia is a global biodiversity hotspot, and Indonesia and Malaysia harbor some of the highest levels of species diversity in the world. Yet those two countries also supply more than 80 percent of the world's palm oil.

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