What on Earth is REDD+?

Cloud forest in Chyulu Hills, Kenya. (© Charlie Shoemaker) Editor’s note: From “climate adaptation” to “blue carbon,” from “landscape approach” to “ecosystem services,” environmental jargon is everywhere these days. Conservation International’s Human Nature blog looks to make sense of it in an occasional explainer series we’re calling “What on Earth?”  In this installment, we break down […]

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Indonesian province leaps ahead in conservation

Wayag Lagoon, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. (© Keith A. Ellenbogen) One of Indonesia’s easternmost regions is taking an unprecedented step toward sustainability. Last week, the government of the province of West Papua, on the island of New Guinea, announced legislation establishing it as Indonesia’s first “conservation province.” What this means is that the government […]

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Protecting Africa’s oceans to secure our futures

Coast of Liberia. (© Trond Larsen) Editor’s note: This week, Conservation International is co-hosting the Blue Oceans Conference in Liberia to bring attention to ocean conservation issues in Africa, where they have been historically undervalued. Jessica Donovan-Allen, country director of Conservation International Liberia, spoke at the conference. Here is an edited version of her prepared […]

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