China Pledges $230 Million to Protect Biodiversity

China Pledges $230 Million to Protect Biodiversity

By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer At a UN conference in Kunming, China, President Xi Jinping set aside $230 million to form a fund that preserves biodiversity in developing countries. This announcement was made at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity talks (COP15) which are dedicated to preserving delicate ecosystems and preventing plants and animals […]

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One Cool Thing: Jane Goodall On the Cover of Time Magazine click button

One Cool Thing: Jane Goodall On the Cover of Time Magazine

This weeks’ TIME magazine cover features a very familiar face and perhaps one of the greatest conservationists of our time: Jane Goodall. You may know her for her work with Chimpanzees, but you may not know that she pioneered conservation, biodiversity, and climate change awareness back when they were still on the fringes of both […]

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Bolivian Authorities Investigate Mass Poisoning of Endangered Condors

Bolivian Authorities Investigate Mass Poisoning of Endangered Condors

Last weekend, Bolivian officials announced an investigation into the poisoning of 35 endangered condors in a small rural community. Andean condors are one of the largest flying birds in existence and their numbers have been consistently declining.

Why This Matters: We’ve reported many times on the ongoing biodiversity crisis scientists predict we will lose one-third of all species by 2070.

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