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Fourth National Climate Assessment Update: July 2018

https://www.globalchange.gov/news/fourth-national-climate-assessment-update-july-2018PostedJul 23, 2018National Climate AssessmentFourth National Climate Assessment Update: July 2018The Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) Vol. II remains on track for a December delivery in fulfillment of the Congressional mandate. NCA4 Vol. I, the […]

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How many hippos are too many? Proposed cull raises questions

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/radical-conservation/2018/jul/18/hippos-zambia-africa-cull-trophy-hunting-shifting-baselinesBy resurrecting a proposal to allow trophy hunters to shoot 250 hippos annually, Zambia stirs controversy. The hippo — really? That’s the common response when tour guides in Africa tantalize travelers with this question: “What’s […]

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Rights not ‘fortress conservation’ key to save planet, says UN expert

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2018/jul/16/rights-not-fortress-conservation-key-to-save-planet-says-un-expertSpecial Rapporteur on indigenous peoples calls for a new, rights-based approach to conservation The United Nations Special Rapporteur on indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, has released a report highly critical of the global conservation movement and […]