Hello deserts, goodbye people

Rising temperatures threatens to unleash a humanitarian crisis according to various sources

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deforestation in Central America

Cocaine production and deforestation in Central America

'Narco-deforestation' has boomed in the region as the trade has been pushed out of Mexico and the Caribbean.

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Are drylands the new normal?

Are drylands the new normal?

Satellite imagery indicates that forest cover on dry parts of the planet is substantially higher than previous estimates.

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Indigenous groups can really battle deforestation

A study finally shows how Peruvian forest loss declined after indigenous groups were granted titles to their land.

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The largest páramo in the world under threat

The Sumapaz páramo in Colombia is threatened by fracking as exploration areas have been delimited close by. 

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Chile’s 1M hectares of new protected land

The Chilean government announced a massive conservation campaign that will result in a network of national parks protected under strict regulations. 

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There’s hope in the Amazon

Equally important as reducing carbon emissions is preserving and restoring natural ecosystems such as the Amazon rainforest. 

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Peace rangers to protect Sierra Nevada

The government and the Arhuac people are working together to protect their ancestral capital.

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Ecological Conservation in a post-conflict time

Colombian ecologists will finally be able to assess the state of ecosystems that were off-limits to research and development. 

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This is Chile’s newest marine protected area

Mar de Juan Fernández is located 670km off the coast of Valparaiso.

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Colombia lost over 5200km2 of forest

Between 2002 and 2016 the country lost its forests to agriculture and cattle ranching. 

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Bolivian glaciers threatened by mining

There are more than 40 mining concessions in mount Illimani. 

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Why to protect Bogota’s wetlands

With more than 15 wetlands in the city it is necessary to know why to protect them. 

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About 40% of Colombia’s land is degraded

Cattle ranching, agriculture, mining housing and tourism are among the causes and they could lead to a decrease in productivity and an imbalance in ecosystems. 

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5% of oceans are now protected

The world now considers 3.6 million square kilometers of ocean as marine protected areas. 

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Antarctic glaciers continue to lose height

West Antarctica’s ice loss is taking new scales and pace and this satellite record shows it.

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Illegal gold mining is destroying Peru’s forests

62,500 hectares of forest have been lost in only 4 years.

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South American countries committed with saving the Andean Mountain Cat

Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Peru house the UICN’s endangered species. 

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Colombia's Wiwas take the lead on conservation

This indigenous group is working with The Nature Conservancy NGO to protect the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

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10% of the Earth's wilderness destroyed

In the last 25 years we've destroyed 10% of the Earth's wilderness. 132,000 square kilometers per year have been lost since 1990, recent study says.

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5 Facts about the Amazon fires

Amazon's wildfire season began in July and will end in November, but this time most of the fires are far from being natural. 

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Ecosystems inevitable fate caused by dams

There is a global pattern of sustained species extinction within hydroelectric reservoirs. 

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