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On Ecotourism in Colombia with Megan Epler Wood

This is the first post in the Colombia Blog Series by Colombia Photo Expeditions, in which Kike Calvo profiles interesting information, research and thoughts in Colombia related to journalism, ecotourism, science, exploration and photography. National Geographic Society Newsroom On Ecotourism in Colombia with Megan Epler Wood.

Indonesia. Consumer groups slam greenwashing in sustainable palm oil marketing. August 8, 2013. Consumer groups Palm Oil Investigations of Australia (POI) and Palm Oil Consumers Action (POCA) of the United States issued a joint statement against the green-washing that is prevalent among Western brands that use palm oil in their products

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Pictures: Jaguars Spotted in Colombian Plantation—A

Looking "calm, playful, and healthy," jaguars have been spotted on a Colombian oil palm plantation—a first, scientists say.

February 15, 2023 Nearly 150,000 orangutans vanished from Borneo over a 16-year period, a new study found. Between 1999 and 2023 more than half of the entire island’s population disappeared due in part to habitat loss driven by palm oil harvesting and logging.

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Tropical Deforestation Slowed in 2017—To the

Despite efforts to reduce tropical deforestation, tree cover loss has nearly doubled over the past 15 years. In 2017, 39 million acres (15.8 million hectares) disappeared — an area close to the

When Shurin obtained a National Geographic grant to study this pod in 2017, the population had swollen to about 65. to work on the plantations that fuel the palm oil trade, but they don’t

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Deforestation is leading to more infectious diseases

For instance, in Liberia forest clearings for palm oil plantations attract hordes of typically forest-dwelling mice, lured there by the abundance of palm fruit around plantations and settlements

The Colombia oil spill mirrors several that happened in Peru in 2016, which researcher and National Geographic Explorer Rebecca Wolff covered as an independent journalist.

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Best Summer Trips 2018: Travel to Brazil, Bali, Iceland

Brazil’s Ilha Grande may only be a 15-minute boat ride from Jacareí (or a roughly hour-long ferry from Rio), but its 106 quiet beaches, musical rainforests, and car-free streets feel a world

Zoo News Blog Saving a Species One Chick at a Time. April 20, 2023 by Mary Kate Kunzinger Chris with a blue-billed curassow. Chris Holmes, Houston Zoo Assistant Curator of Birds, recently received two prestigious awards from the AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the organization responsible for accrediting zoos) for his conservation work with critically endangered blue-billed curassows.

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Panthera

Panthera is the only organization in the world that is devoted exclusively to the conservation of the world’s 40 wild cat species and their landscapes.

Oil and gas firms collaborate for two reasons — because they have to and because they want to. In a sense, all oil/gas undertakings are joint ventures with the property owners and fiscal authorities and in many cases, the national oil company.

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Sparks of Hope in 2023 Nature Conservancy

For many around the world, 2023 was a challenging year. Taking the broadest view, perhaps no headline encapsulates this better than the official declaration made by a group of experts this August that our planet Earth has shifted into a new geological epoch called “The Anthropocene”—an era defined by humanity’s impact on the planet. Can we provide enough food, water and energy for our

The Amazon includes 610 protected areas, as well as 2,344 indigenous territories that cover 45 percent of the basin. The area is predominantly covered by dense moist tropical forest, while 14 percent of the Amazon is wetlands. Less extensive areas include savannas, floodplain forests, grasslands, swamps, bamboos and palm forests.

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Conservation Partners WCS.org

With leadership and results dating back to 1895, WCS has evolved into the world’s most comprehensive wildlife-conservation organization. The additive strength derived from our parks, our field conservation work, and our global health network is unparalleled. Yet we could never do this work and

IEEE membership offers access to technical innovation, cutting-edge information, networking opportunities, and exclusive member benefits. Members support IEEE’s mission to advance technology for humanity and the profession, while memberships build a platform to introduce careers in technology to students around the world.

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What is Oil Used For? ConocoPhillips Alaska

What is Oil Used For? Some of the more obvious petroleum products include transportation fuels, fuel oils for heating and electricity generation, asphalt and road oil. According to the US Energy Information Administration, about 75% of the 6.79 billion barrels of petroleum used in the US in 2012 were gasoline, heating oil/diesel fuel, and jet fuel.

Deforestation: 11 facts you need to know The causes of deforestation — food, firewood, mineral extraction, unsustainable agricultural expansion — continue unabated around the world.

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Forests Conservation International

The challenge. The world has lost nearly half its forests for agriculture, development or resource extraction. Yet the value of the benefits that standing forests provide is immense: Tropical forests alone account for at least 30 percent of the global mitigation action needed to halt climate change.Yet this value remains largely invisible.

In 2018, Colombia made a significant advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The government drafted two new bills: one to strengthen penalties in the Penal Code for crimes of commercial sexual exploitation, and one to establish more comprehensive provisions to protect children against cyber crimes that involve commercial sexual exploitation.

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