Category National Parks and Protected Areas
From ocean protections to climate action to eco-activism, 2016 was a big year for the environment.
Watch out pirates! New technology and policy advances mark the beginning of the end for illegal fishing
Are large contiguous marine reserves more effective than small MPAs or MPA networks at protecting the ocean?
Bears, wolves, and other large carnivores are difficult to conserve for numerous ecological and social reasons. These conservation challenges make a string of recent species recoveries that much more surprising.
Bhutan’s overarching commitment to sustainable progress is the backbone for one of the greatest conservation success stories of our time.
In 2015, four countries protected an area of ocean in marine reserves the size of India. Thats nearly 3 million square kilometers!
In early September, a crowd of selfie-crazed tourists prevented thousands of sea turtles from nesting in Costa Rica. But when the turtles returned weeks later, things had changed.
Deforestation rates in the Brazilian Amazon have plummeted 80% in the last decade thanks to the establishment of new protected areas, satellite monitoring of deforestation, cooperation by agricultural industries, and international contributions.