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News Bin - August 25, 2020

Aug 25, 2020 |

News Roundup

| by Christa Markley

Bringing you the latest news, information, and resources from around the web. In the August 25 edition, read more about the following:

  • 3 ways to prevent the next pandemic with nature, according to science
  • Continuing Conservation on a Planet on Lockdown
  • 5 Things We Know About Flying Right Now
  • How Biodiversity Conservation Promotes Economic Growth in Latin America
  • Watch: Hundreds of baby sea turtles released in Limón

3 ways to prevent the next pandemic with nature, according to science

A group of public health experts, ecologists, epidemiologists, and economists recently published research offering the integration of ecology and economy as a way to prevent future devastating pandemics like COVID-19. Measures such as reducing deforestation, limiting the global wildlife trade, and increasing early virus detection illustrate the interconnectedness of our planet’s health, and the health of its residents – human, plant, and animal.

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Continuing Conservation on a Planet on Lockdown

As routine field research is restricted by lockdown measures, scientific research is just one of many activities disrupted by the COVID-19 global pandemic. Scientists are now tasked with continuing their conservation efforts at a distance from their field sites. But a surprising positive effect is the expanded opportunity to build collaborative relationships with partners in the conservation community.

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5 Things We Know About Flying Right Now

What is it like to take a flight right now? As some travelers consider boarding a plane, here are some things to know, including middle seat policies, cabin density, and the chances of in-flight exposure to the coronavirus.

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How Biodiversity Conservation Promotes Economic Growth in Latin America

A recent study by Cambridge University has found that biodiversity conservation increases economic output – contrary to the popular conception that they are inversely related. With biodiversity loss and climate threats posing a major issue to the global economy, these findings offer a glimmer of hope for solutions that can mutually benefit the conservation goals and financial livelihoods of a region such as Latin America.

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Watch: Hundreds of baby sea turtles released in Limón

The Project for the Conservation of Sea Turtles in Playa Moín released around 300 sea turtles on the shores of Limón this month. The organization seeks to involve the local community in sea turtle conservation along an 11-mile strip of beach, and has released approximately 70,000 turtles since 2015.

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