New research: building planned dams will significantly and irreversibly damage the environment

New paper in Nature analyses the wide-scale negative impacts of damming rivers in the Amazon basin. The Amazon basin will suffer significant and irreversible environmental damage if hundreds of planned dams are constructed. The hydrophysical and ecological disturbances will impact the Amazon basin’s floodplains, estuary, and sediment plume. The benefits will not...

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Our Letter to the Editor: New York Times

Protect Indigenous Land Rights to Protect the Environment To the Editor: “A Refuge for Orangutans, and a Quandary for Environmentalists” frames a critical dilemma; is it blood money or magnanimous sanctuary when corporations fund ecological interventions?  What’s happening in Borneo is not just an “environmentalist” quandary – it’s also about...

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Why Endangered Species Need Conservation Champs

Endangered species are, sadly, becoming more and more commonplace as the world’s natural resources continue to rapidly deplete and hunting and trapping for prized animal parts continues to grow, particularly in the Chinese market.  Read more below on how these rare animals need increased conservation advocacy and protection if they...

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Sumatran Orangutans’ Rainforest Home Faces New Threat

In Borneo and neighboring regions, orangutans and other native wildlife continue to feel the direct and dire impacts of encroaching land development.  Now, even more virgin rainforest is slated for commercial exploitation.  Read more below. Read more from Bangkok Post Learn more about Forest and Climate Policy in Borneo An...

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Unique Song Reveals New Owl Species in Indonesia

A new species of owl has been discovered in Indonesia.  Scientists have dubbed the new species, Rinjani scops owl (Otus jolandae), after its volcano home, Gunung (or Mountain) Rinjani.  Read more below on this discovery. Read more from Mongabay Click here for more information on Forest and Climate Policy in...

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