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Haze epicenter receives environmental award in Indonesia

Haze epicenter receives environmental award in Indonesia

Siak is one of 143 cities and districts across the archipelago to get one of this year's Adipura Awards.
Military sent to clear fish farms in Indonesia’s Lake Toba

Military sent to clear fish farms in Indonesia’s Lake Toba

In the wake of a mass fish die-off in one of the region's villages.
Big city living doesn’t stop peregrine falcons from mating for life

Big city living doesn’t stop peregrine falcons from mating for life

In their natural habitat, where they build their nests on isolated cliff ledges, peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus) mate for life. But ...
Vietnam is one of world’s biggest illegal ivory markets

Vietnam is one of world’s biggest illegal ivory markets

Vietnam’s production of illegal ivory items has risen the most rapidly among all ivory industries in Asia, a new report says, ...
Massive relocation of 500 elephants begins in Malawi

Massive relocation of 500 elephants begins in Malawi

Around 250 elephants are being moved over July and August, and another 250 will be moved in 2017 from Liwonde National ...
Luzon Island in the Philippines is an endemic mammalian hotspot

Luzon Island in the Philippines is an endemic mammalian hotspot

A team of researchers has concluded that, in addition to being the Philippines’ largest and most populous island, Luzon Island is ...
Study: Drought impedes tree growth, shuts down Amazon carbon sink

Study: Drought impedes tree growth, shuts down Amazon carbon sink

A 2010 drought stalled tree growth and temporarily shut down the Amazon carbon sink, a problem that could worsen as drought ...
Amazon, eBay involved in illegal wildlife trade: Indian government

Amazon, eBay involved in illegal wildlife trade: Indian government

India’s environment minister has accused 106 Indian e-commerce sites of selling rare animals and wildlife products online.
Some global brands are getting creative to lower their carbon footprints

Some global brands are getting creative to lower their carbon footprints

Global name-brand companies are increasingly looking for ways to lower or offset their carbon footprint.
Cattle driving big forest loss in Peru’s ‘under-appreciated’ Amazon

Cattle driving big forest loss in Peru’s ‘under-appreciated’ Amazon

Recent analysis finds cattle ranching is quietly and quickly deforesting huge swaths of rainforest in the heart of Peru.
Whale sharks inch closer to extinction

Whale sharks inch closer to extinction

Both whale sharks and winghead sharks have been up-listed from Vulnerable to Endangered on the IUCN Red List.
Looks like Casper: Expedition captures first-ever live footage of ghostlike fish

Looks like Casper: Expedition captures first-ever live footage of ghostlike fish

The eel-like fish is just four inches long, has a transparent, gelatinous skin, lacks scales and has highly reduced eyes.
California regulators approve plan to log 100-year-old redwoods

California regulators approve plan to log 100-year-old redwoods

Regulators with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection approved a timber harvest plan earlier this month that includes the ...
Cargill suspends new purchase agreements with Malaysian palm oil giant IOI

Cargill suspends new purchase agreements with Malaysian palm oil giant IOI

Under pressure from civil society, IOI's customers attempt to clean up their palm oil supply chains.
Indonesia’s palm oil permit moratorium to last five years

Indonesia’s palm oil permit moratorium to last five years

In April, Indonesian president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo declared a moratorium on new licenses to establish palm oil plantations, a decision welcomed ...
New video emerges of wildlife abuses by safari company in Tanzania

New video emerges of wildlife abuses by safari company in Tanzania

Green Mile, a safari company that was banned by the Tanzanian government just two years ago after videos surfaced of graphic ...
9 new natural sites added to World Heritage List

9 new natural sites added to World Heritage List

The list includes diverse landscapes such as Khangchendzonga National Park in India, a cultural and natural site home to endangered species ...
Indonesia’s energy, agriculture targets could undermine its climate goals: report

Indonesia’s energy, agriculture targets could undermine its climate goals: report

A new report calls for the Southeast Asian country's development agenda to be better harmonized with its conservation and climate change ...
Huge cacao plantation in Peru illegally developed on forest-zoned land

Huge cacao plantation in Peru illegally developed on forest-zoned land

A zoning evaluation released by the Peruvian government finds the land on which United Cacao's plantation is sited could not have ...
NASA images show the Amazon could be facing an intense wildfire season this year

NASA images show the Amazon could be facing an intense wildfire season this year

According to NASA, the Amazon is the driest it’s been at the start of the dry season since 2002 — and ...
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Wildtech, a joint initiative of Mongabay, RESOLVE’s Biodiversity and Wildlife Solutions program, and the World Resources Institute (WRI), intends to help accelerate the flow of information among scientists, forest and wildlife managers, technology innovators, and interested groups and catalyze the development and application of technologies for forest and wildlife conservation.
Piloting PALM Risk to detect palm oil-driven deforestation

Piloting PALM Risk to detect palm oil-driven deforestation

Using satellite imagery to increase supply chain transparency, this new tool helps identify and eliminate palm oil-related deforestation.
Wildlife Law Enforcement in Sub-Saharan African Protected Areas: A Review of Best Practices

Wildlife Law Enforcement in Sub-Saharan African Protected Areas: A Review of Best Practices

In an effort to support the fight against poaching, the IUCN and GIZ partnered to produce a comprehensive review of best ...
New map of Malaysia’s limestone hills will help set conservation priorities

New map of Malaysia’s limestone hills will help set conservation priorities

Malaysia’s limestone hills, or karsts, have been described as “arks of biodiversity,” but they’re facing intense pressures from mining and other ...
GDELT: Mining and mapping global wildlife crime news

GDELT: Mining and mapping global wildlife crime news

This upcoming live open-access website will harness big data to help visualize, interpret and stop wildlife crime reported worldwide.
Bringing Star Trek tricorder analysis to the 21st century

Bringing Star Trek tricorder analysis to the 21st century

Handheld, palm-sized, lightweight DNA preparation and sequencing devices designed to analyse DNA using minimally invasive or non-invasive methods, are still limited, ...
Bridging the Gap between Land and Space

Bridging the Gap between Land and Space

The United Nations/Kenya Conference on Space Technology and Applications for Wildlife Management and Protecting Biodiversity aims to expand the use of ...
5 Tech Projects That Are Protecting Sharks

5 Tech Projects That Are Protecting Sharks

With seemingly elusive personalities and dwindling populations, scientists turn to innovative technology to learn more about and protect sharks.
A World of Tings

A World of Tings

The real-time wildlife sighting app, Latest Sightings, is linking a global community of wildlife enthusiasts and promoting conservation one “ting” at ...
Combining high-tech and low-tech to turn satellite images into action

Combining high-tech and low-tech to turn satellite images into action

Wildtech interviews Dr. Lilian Pintea of the Jane Goodall Institute about advances cloud mapping tools, the importance of community conservation, and ...
Drink beer, help the ocean?

Drink beer, help the ocean?

A Florida microbrewery’s pioneering packaging aims to feed, not harm, marine life.
e-Eye of the tiger: Complex surveillance system extends watch over India’s wildlife sanctuaries

e-Eye of the tiger: Complex surveillance system extends watch over India’s wildlife sanctuaries

Expensive thermal motion-detecting cameras keep a constant eye over Indian tiger reserves.
Tracking assets for environmental advocacy work with Bloomberg

Tracking assets for environmental advocacy work with Bloomberg

Learn how to track companies’ assets, such as palm oil and other commodities, with the Bloomberg Terminal. Part 2 of a ...
Online forest mapping made easy

Online forest mapping made easy

Some basics to using the free online Global Forest Watch platform to monitor tree cover and forest change in your region ...
Empowering smartphone users to bear witness to illegal wildlife trade

Empowering smartphone users to bear witness to illegal wildlife trade

The Wildlife Witness app helps crowdsource the reporting of wildlife trafficking.
Five technologies help thwart illegal logging by tracing wood’s origin

Five technologies help thwart illegal logging by tracing wood’s origin

Timber tracking tech helps governments and business trace movements of wood products and verify their timber supply chains.
Reducing human-wildlife conflict in the blink of a light

Reducing human-wildlife conflict in the blink of a light

Devised independently by a US game bird farmer, a young African herder and an Australian sheep farmer, disruptive light systems can ...
Search, map, measure, and count

Search, map, measure, and count

10 novel ways to use drones for conservation
How to use the Bloomberg Terminal for advocacy work: the basics

How to use the Bloomberg Terminal for advocacy work: the basics

Explore some of the basic tools offered by the Bloomberg Terminal, a software package providing real-time global news, financial data, and ...
Want to identify that bug or beetle in your photo? Ask the crowd.

Want to identify that bug or beetle in your photo? Ask the crowd.

Web applications help further biodiversity knowledge by connecting users interested in identifying the species they capture in photos.
Could conservation education in virtual reality help change the real world?

Could conservation education in virtual reality help change the real world?

It may not be real, but VR could make a real difference when applied to raise environmental awareness.
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