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Cost-effective protection of biodiversity in the western Ama...

The western Amazon needs to expand its protected-area system to ensure the conservation of its immense and threatened biodiversity. The cost of the proposed expansion, estimated at US$ 100 million ann...

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The Living Planet Index (LPI) for migratory freshwater fish

This report presents an updated global analysis using a more recent data set with improved representation of species monitored in areas generally classified as tropical. Using the Living Planet Index ...

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Wildlife trafficking in Brazil

This assessment explores Brazil’s role in illegal wildlife trade (IWT) identifying past and present wildlife legislation, institutional context, species targeted by trade, and recommendations that ref...

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Editorial essay: Covid‐19 and protected and conserved areas

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a dramatic impact on the global community; on people’s lives and health, livelihoods, economies, and behaviours. Most zoonotic disease pandemics, including COVID-19, ar...

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Asynchronous Carbon Sink Saturation in African and Amazonian...

This article assesses trends in the carbon sink using 244 structurally intact African tropical forests spanning 11 countries, compare them with 321 published plots from Amazonia and investigate the un...

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Niobium mining in Brazilian Amazon would cause significant f...

The recent niobium study offers an example of how science can be proactive in analyzing the environmental impact of infrastructure development well before it happens, hopefully helping guide policy de...

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Highlights and policy implications of new economic report: “...

This independent report “Protecting 30% of the planet for nature: costs, benefits and economic implications” represents the most comprehensive global assessment of the financial and economic impacts o...

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Earth observation & the Global Environment Facility – Techni...

This Technical Guide includes 1) an introduction to the different types of Earth observation technology and key characteristics; 2) how these data and tools can be used at various stages across the GE...

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Delivering Transformational Change: The Journey of the Globa...

There are five principles in the direction outlined in the GEF 2020 Strategy. They have helped to navigate the GEF’s journey for the last eight years. This publication explains the principles and intr...

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Guidelines for conserving connectivity through ecological ne...

Involving collaboration among specialist practitioners dedicated to supporting  better implementation of ideas in the field, the Guidelines distil learning and advice drawn from across IUCN. Applied i...

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Brazil needs to monitor its tropical regeneration remote mon...

Brazil needs systematic, regular, and frequent monitoring of secondary vegetation to spur tropical forest regeneration and strengthen its protection. This paper offers recommendations on how to move f...

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ITU Knowledge of the village Carijona on nature Indigenous R...

This paper is part of a long road of cultural strengthening. Based on the memory of the people, a compilation of knowledge and meanings of the territory, narratives focused on the care of nature and s...

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