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  • Return of the wolf to Nepal’s Himalayas may threaten snow leopards
    on September 29, 2023 at 2:47 pm

    KATHMANDU — On the slopes of the Himalayas in Nepal, a primeval scene plays out routinely, far from human eyes: a snow leopard lies in wait for its prey, its thick white-gray coat with large black rosettes serving as the perfect camouflage in this craggy terrain. When it senses the opportune moment, it pounces, aiming

  • Habitat loss drove long-tailed macaques extinct in Bangladesh, experts say
    on September 29, 2023 at 1:44 pm

    DHAKA — Experts point to habitat loss from a wide range of factors as the main reason the long-tailed macaque, one of the most widely distributed monkey species in the world, has gone extinct from Bangladesh. The mangrove forests of the southern district of Cox’s Bazar once constituted the northernmost reach of the species’ range

  • Vietnamese environmentalist sentenced to 3 years in prison for tax evasion
    on September 28, 2023 at 10:37 pm

    Hoang Thi Minh Hong, the prominent Vietnamese environmentalist, was sentenced to three years in prison on charges of tax evasion at the end of a brief trial in Ho Chi Minh City on Sept. 28. Members of the diplomatic community who attempted to attend the trial were denied access. Hong, who is an Obama Foundation

  • Sumatran province hangs on for late rain as El Niño fires bring heat and sickness
    on September 28, 2023 at 4:46 pm

    New acute respiratory infections in Indonesia’s Palembang city, on the island of Sumatra, are on track to surpass the total number recorded there in 2022, as firefighters scramble to confront wildfires brought on by this year’s El Niño dry season. The health department in Palembang, the capital of South Sumatra province, said health workers in

  • Mother Nature Cambodia’s ‘relentless’ activism earns Right Livelihood Award
    on September 28, 2023 at 3:51 pm

    PHNOM PENH — Mother Nature Cambodia, one of the country’s most prominent environmental activism groups, was named one of Right Livelihood’s 2023 laureates on Sept. 28, making it the first group of Cambodians recognized in the award’s 43-year history. Born out of a refusal from the Nobel Foundation to issue awards recognizing changemakers who champion

  • Forest restoration can fare better with human helping hand, study shows
    on September 28, 2023 at 3:22 pm

    An experiment in Malaysian Borneo found that the more species of tree seedlings planted in a previously logged plot, the more the result later resembles an old-growth forest, with greater biomass and forest complexity.

  • Salinity hinders Bangladesh agriculture; groups respond with seeds & information
    on September 28, 2023 at 2:50 pm

    Salinity intrusion triggered by different factors, including sea-level rise, commercial shrimp cultivation, and decreased upstream transboundary water flow, have directly affected agriculture in Bangladesh’s southern coastal districts in Bangladesh, some of which are also major producers of rice, the national staple. Bangladesh is the fourth-highest rice-producing country in the world, producing around 39 million tons

  • On Jakarta’s vanishing shoreline, climate change seen abetting child marriages
    on September 28, 2023 at 8:08 am

    JAKARTA — Every morning, sisters Janah and Jaroh rise early on the diminishing coastline of Indonesia’s capital city and pray for calm weather and good fortune. At around 9 a.m., the pair wait on the shoreline with other women and girls as the fishing boats return to Jakarta’s northern Kalibaru neighborhood. Kalibaru’s waterfront lies just

  • Barely making it: A conversation with ‘Eight Bears’ author Gloria Dickie
    on September 27, 2023 at 10:09 pm

    Journalist Gloria Dickie has been traveling the world documenting the status of every bear species, many of which she says face a “tough future.” Her chronicles of these charismatic ursine individuals can be read in her new book, Eight Bears: Mythic Past and Imperiled Future. Notable conservation success stories, such as that of the giant

  • New online map tracks threats to uncontacted Indigenous peoples in Brazil’s Amazon
    on September 27, 2023 at 3:02 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Monitoring the threats that uncontacted traditional peoples face in the Brazilian Amazon is set to become easier for Indigenous rights activists and agencies, thanks to a new software tool developed by three Indigenous organizations and made available online in September. Mopi is an online interactive map that gathers a mix of