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Protecting nature to foster local solutions to global challenges

In this post we explore how Mali’s new Biosphere Reserve fits into an important global picture of the critical need for natural areas. This need has been made more evident by the COVID-19 pandemic that has raised awareness of how degraded ecosystems increase human vulnerability to catastrophic events.

New Biosphere Reserve in Mali Becomes One of the Largest Protected Areas in the World

The new reserve will be 4,263,320 hectares, about the size of Switzerland or almost 5x the size of Yellowstone National Park; and represents a 26% increase in protected area coverage for Mali!

Defending Rainforests Starts by Defending People

The coronavirus pandemic is now sweeping across the Amazon. With no modern healthcare for this modern disease outbreak, the Yawanawá Tribes’ vulnerability increases daily. If we are to end the many environmental emergencies that we now confront, we must take care of nature’s best guardians.

News from Zakouma

An attack on Zakouma National Park has garnered international attention regarding  the global trade in exotic animals and contraband.  The attackers...

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Don’t Fence Me In! (Or Out!)

We thought the battle had been won, but today we learn that it may just be beginning… In an effort to protect its cattle export industry from...

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