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Conservation communication: Time to rethink the word ‘poacher’?
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Conservation communication: Time to rethink the word ‘poacher’?

Killing an endangered species is a heinous crime, but the language around the act requires a refocus away from colonialization.
14 new environmental books to kickstart your summer reading list
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14 new environmental books to kickstart your summer reading list

Kim Stanley Robinson, Barry Lopez, Sy Montgomery and others celebrate the fragile beauty of this modern world — and address how to save it.
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Protecting the environment to reduce the risk of another pandemic

Protecting the environment to reduce the risk of another pandemic

Important ways we can help minimize the risk of future disease by rethinking how we farm, eat, trade and interact with other species.

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Tackling profits from environmental crimes could help the climate, Financial Action Task Force president says

Governments need to recognize and take action against money laundering linked to environmental crimes, which can have the added benefit of helping to mitigate climate change, the head of an international anti-money-laundering watchdog said.
Nearly 200 baby tortoises are seized at Galápagos Airport
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Nearly 200 baby tortoises are seized at Galápagos Airport

The tortoises were found on Sunday wrapped in plastic inside a red suitcase that was bound for mainland Ecuador. A police officer has been taken into custody, the authorities said.
Poachers in Russia target world's largest reindeer herd for their antler velvet
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Poachers in Russia target world's largest reindeer herd for their antler velvet

Illegal hunting for meat, fur, and newly grown antlers—along with the warming climate—are depleting wild reindeer on Russia’s Taymyr Peninsula.
Coronavirus puts captive orangutans' return to the wild on hold
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Coronavirus puts captive orangutans' return to the wild on hold

If one ape in the forest is infected, a whole population could be wiped out, experts say. So orangutans in Indonesia’s rehabilitation centers are staying where they are.
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