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  • Thursday, March 21, 2013

    Argentina's government has created two new marine protected areas called Isla Pinguino Coastal Marine Park and Makenke Coastal Marine Park. According to the Wildlife Conservation Society, the two areas span 1,250 square miles.

  • Thursday, March 14, 2013

    In 2009 Greenpeace campaigned against the fashion industry, raising awareness of its contribution to the deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon. As a result cattle producers agreed to begin supply chain tracking in an effort to combat deforestation.

  • Wednesday, March 6, 2013

    Thailand’s Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, announced her commitment to ending ivory trade in Thailand. Wildlife groups believe that Thailand’s legal domestic ivory trade leaves the country extremely susceptible to smugglers from abroad.

  • Wednesday, February 27, 2013

    Ethnobotanist and President of the Amazon Conservation Team, Dr. Mark Plotkin discusses the ground breaking efforts to preserve the Amazon Rainforest through digital map-making.

  • Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Ntokou-Pikounda National Park is the Republic of Congo’s new park which spans nearly 1,800 square miles. Along with the estimated 15,000 gorillas - there are believed to be 950 chimpanzees and 800 elephants in the park.

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