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Saving Borneo’s wild cats and small carnivores
(June 24, 2016, 1:40 pm) Borneo, the third-largest island in the world, is home to more endemic carnivores than any other island except Madagascar, and about half of them are threatened with extinction thanks to habitat destruction and fragmentation resulting from logging, illegal hunting, and fires — but an international team of researchers is hoping to kickstart efforts to change that.
New boa species “on its way to extinction” discovered in the Bahamas
(June 20, 2016, 5:26 pm) A team from Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology discovered the silver boa (Chilabothrus argentum) in a remote corner of the Bahamian Archipelago called the Conception Island Bank — and the team says it’s one of the most critically endangered boas in the world.
No more fires in Indonesia?
(June 20, 2016, 5:16 pm) Erik Meijaard is a Jakarta-based conservation scientist coordinating the Borneo Futures Initiative. The views expressed are his own.
Deadliest year on record for environmental activists
(June 20, 2016, 4:09 pm) Environmental activists were killed at a rate of more than three per week in 2015, according to a new report by Global Witness. The murders occurred amid conflicts with mining, logging, hydro power, and agribusiness operations, particularly in indigenous lands.