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How the infamous Pitcairn Island became a model of ocean conservation

Pitcairn is one of the remotest inhabited islands in the world Michael Runkel/robertharding/Ala​my AFTER four nights at sea on a…

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Why biodiversity offsetting is a contentious issue in conservation

Sand Martin Wood in Faugh near Carlisle in Cumbria, UK, was acquired by the carbon offset company co2balance in September…

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Does trophy hunting actually help animal conservation?

Trophy hunting Matt Hansen Photography/Getty Images The following is an extract from our nature newsletter Wild Wild Life. Sign up to…

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Readers discuss grassland conservation and a hummingbird flight trick

Conservation considerations The online mapping tool Landscape Explorer uses historical and modern aerial images to show how the American West’s…

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15 most pressing issues for conservation, including invertebrate decline and changing marine ecosystems

Since 2009, the Cambridge Conservation Initiative has coordinated an annual horizon scan, a well-established method for predicting which threats, changes,…

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Extreme rainfall increases ag nutrient runoff, conservation strategies can help

Nutrient runoff from agricultural production is a significant source of water pollution in the U.S., and climate change that produces…

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