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Brazil claims record shark fin bust: Nearly 29 tons from 10,000 sharks seized

Brazil claims record shark fin bust: Nearly 29 tons from 10,000 sharks seized

Karla Mendes – MongaBay – Creative CommonsBrazilian authorities announced the seizure of almost 29 tons of shark fins, exposing the extent of what they described as illegal fishing in the…
Nepal’s rhinos are eating plastic waste, study finds

Nepal’s rhinos are eating plastic waste, study finds

Abhaya Raj Joshi – MongaBay – Creative CommonsA study found plastic waste in the dung of one-horned rhinos in Nepal’s Chitwan National Park, which could harm their health and survival.The…
The Mexican family who gave up fishing to monitor and rescue sea turtles

The Mexican family who gave up fishing to monitor and rescue sea turtles

by Astrid Arellano – MongaBay – Creative CommonsThe Kino Bay Turtle Group is made up of a family of former fishers from the state of Sonora in northwestern Mexico.The group keeps a…
Coffee capsules: Brewing up an (in)convenient storm of waste

Coffee capsules: Brewing up an (in)convenient storm of waste

by Elham Shabahat – MongaBay – Creative CommonsCoffee capsules are now ubiquitous: By 2025, the global market for the product is expected to grow to more than $29 billion.These mostly plastic…
Indigenous leader’s court win halts one of Australia’s “dirtiest gas projects”

Indigenous leader’s court win halts one of Australia’s “dirtiest gas projects”

by Malavika Vyawahare – MongaBay – Creative CommonsIndigenous community members from the Tiwi islands off the northern coast of Australia took Santos Limited to court, arguing that the company did not…
European Union bill passes to ban imports of deforestation-linked commodities

European Union bill passes to ban imports of deforestation-linked commodities

by André Schröder – MongaBay – Creative CommonsImports of 14 types of commodities into the European Union will soon have to be verified for possible association with deforestation in the countries…
On the frontlines of drought, communities in Mexico strive to save every drop of water

On the frontlines of drought, communities in Mexico strive to save every drop of water

by Monica Pelliccia – MongaBay – Creative CommonsSixteen Indigenous Zapotec communities in Mexico have created over 579 water infrastructure projects, including absorption wells, small dams and water pans, to conserve water…
‘Beenome’ project aims to boost bee conservation with genetic mapping

‘Beenome’ project aims to boost bee conservation with genetic mapping

by Liz Kimbrough – MongaBay – Creative CommonsScientists have announced a plan to map the genomes of at least 100 bee species, representing each of the major bee taxonomic groups in…
Afro-Caribbean community safeguards pristine oceans with new protected area

Afro-Caribbean community safeguards pristine oceans with new protected area

by Maxwell Radwin – MongaBay – Creative CommonsThe newly designated Isla Ají marine protected area covers over a total of 24,600 hectares (60,800 acres) of coastal, terrestrial, and marine ecosystems on…
Photos: Caged protected species orangutan and more found in raid of Indonesian politician’s home

Photos: Caged protected species orangutan and more found in raid of Indonesian politician’s home

by Ayat S. Karokaro, Sri Wahyuni – MongaBay – Creative CommonsThe head of Langkat district had an illegal pet orangutan, authorities say.The politician is only the latest in a long line of…
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