For the Amazon’s rarest wild dog, deforestation is a very real threat

By Andrea Díaz | July 31, 2020

News from our grantees at Mongabay Latam. The short-eared dog, an elusive species endemic to the Amazon, could lose 30% of its habitat in just the next seven years. To read the full report, click below

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How much rainforest is being destroyed?

By Andrea Díaz | July 28, 2020

“Primary forests in the tropics are declining at an accelerating rate according to analysis of satellite data released last week by the University of Maryland (UMD) and World Resources Institute (WRI). Since 2002, the tropics lost more than 60 million hectares of primary forests, an area larger than the combined land mass of the states of California and Missouri or the island nation of Madagascar.”

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Economic Benefits of Protecting 30% of Planet’s Land and Ocean Outweigh the Costs at Least 5-to-1

By Andrea Díaz | July 17, 2020

Official report backed by 100 experts concludes that protected areas boost the global economy and deliver key non-monetary benefits. 30% protection would lead to increased economic output averaging $250 billion annually.

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Los guardianes del Perú natural en tiempos de la COVID-19

By Andrea Díaz | June 4, 2020

Comentario escrito por Enrique Ortiz En celebración del Día del Trabajo, nuestro colega Enrique Ortiz destaca el compromiso y el esfuerzo de los guardaparques de Perú, nuestros guardianes de la naturaleza y biodiversidad. Para leer el artículo completo, haga clic a continuación

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Protecting nature in order to liberate it

By Andrea Díaz | June 4, 2020

A serious campaign in underway to have 30% of the Earth designated as a conservation area by 2030. Currently, only 15% of land and 7% of our oceans are protected. Listen below to find out more about this conservation initiative and ways you can help reach the 30×30 goal. For the full audio article on…

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A close up photo of a bat eating fruit

Are Bats Dangerous?

By Andrea Díaz | June 4, 2020

Commentary written for AAF grantee Mongabay by Enrique Ortiz The reputation of the bat has suffered due to COVID-19, but this misunderstood species plays a critical role in our collective well-being. Did you know that without bats there would be no bananas or mangoes on our tables? Keep reading for more about how bats contribute…

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