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What conservation isn’t: Eating endangered lemurs to save them
(August 23, 2016, 9:09 pm) Lemur conservation is an issue that requires coordinated, targeted, thoughtful, and sustained action. It also requires a deep understanding of local cultural norms, traditions, and potential consequences to one’s actions. We would wager a guess that consuming lemurs to save them does not meet these criteria.
Atauro island has highest average reef fish diversity in the world
(August 23, 2016, 6:12 am) Ataúro Island, located around 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) north of Dili, Timor-Leste’s capital, has an average of 253 reef fish species per reef site, higher than that of Raja Ampat in Indonesia’s West Papua province that previously held the record.
Indonesia’s peat restoration chief calls for protection of all peat domes
(August 18, 2016, 9:58 pm) The Indonesian agency set up to prevent a recurrence of last year’s devastating forest and peatland fires is calling for all peat domes in the country to be designated as protected areas. Indonesian law already prohibits development on deep peatlands, where the carbon-rich peat soil can extend for many meters below the surface. But the country’s vague peat […]
Three murders highlight troubles of Iran’s park rangers
(August 18, 2016, 7:52 pm) In June, poachers murdered three rangers in Iran’s rugged hinterlands, sparking outrage and contributing to a national conversation about improving conditions for the country’s environmental protectors.