Category National Parks and Protected Areas

Top 5 environmental success stories of 2016

From ocean protections to climate action to eco-activism, 2016 was a big year for the environment.

Satellites, dynamite and more – 7 ways to save the ocean from illegal fishing

Watch out pirates! New technology and policy advances mark the beginning of the end for illegal fishing

The pros and cons of large and small marine protected areas

Are large contiguous marine reserves more effective than small MPAs or MPA networks at protecting the ocean?

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Rewildling Europe – Why wolves, bears, and other carnivores are making a comeback

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.

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Beyond carbon neutral – What the world should learn from Bhutan

Bhutan’s overarching commitment to sustainable progress is the backbone for one of the greatest conservation success stories of our time.

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These 4 countries took huge steps to protect the ocean in 2015

In 2015, four countries protected an area of ocean in marine reserves the size of India. Thats nearly 3 million square kilometers!

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For Costa Rican sea turtles, the second time’s the charm

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.