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Donald Trump recently signed into law the Great American Outdoors Act, a historic bill that will provide dedicated funding to acquire and preserve the country’s 419 national parks, 193 million acres of forests, wildlife refuges, and more, in what the
The COVID-19 crisis has affected many aspects of society, but perhaps none in such a complex and poorly understood way as in black markets, from booming sales of fake medicines and guns in the U.S. to rising illicit export of
The European Commission has committed to protecting 30% of the lands and oceans in the EU by 2030 as part of the European Green Deal to boost biodiversity. Environment groups have urged that such far-reaching ambitions be enforced stringently so
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Of the 112,432 species assessed for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List, 30,178 are vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered. The current animal endangerment and extinction crisis is mostly of our own making — we are
"Global Guide to Ecotourism" was one of my published books when I was a young journalist in Japan. The premise now sounds obvious but in Japan at that time it was still a new concept. Tourism relies on its destination’s
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This article has been modified, with the help of author Alexa J. Firmenich, to fit the Impakter Sustainable Development Goals series, particularly in reference to Sustainable Development Goal 15: Life on Land. The original version can be found here. This is
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