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Feature/Can bushmeat feed families without emptying forests?

As hunting threatens wild game species worldwide, hunters in the Amazon seek new ways to maintain this key source of protein and income.

WRITTEN BY Barbara Fraser
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Feature/How Hin Lad Nai’s farming saved a forest and its poetry changed international policy

A tiny community of farmers in northern Thailand caring for their traditional land, biodiversity, and culture fought the government and won. They influenced international policies governing biodiversity to use their practices at home, and continue to defend them.

WRITTEN BY Viveca Mellegård
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Feature/Amazon on the edge

Combined pressures on the Amazon are pushing it towards a tipping point, which may be much closer than scientists previously thought. Can a new economic paradigm emerge to prevent it?

WRITTEN BY Owen Gaffney
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Feature/Keystone seafood companies set to change course for sustainable oceans

What happens when global sustainability researchers invite chief executives of major seafood companies to discuss the future of the oceans? A sea change in attitudes. We trace the long road to the Soneva Dialogue and preview the next steps.

WRITTEN BY Naomi Lubick
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Feature/Low-lying Vietnam is squeezed between its neighbours and the rising seas

Climate change, heavy-handed water management, and upstream dams are changing the Mekong Delta, pushing residents to adapt.

WRITTEN BY Erica Gies
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Feature/Seeds of investment for the future

Ethiopia’s first communal seed bank is an example of the power of genetic diversity to shield humans from environmental crises. But threats to the seed banks loom with the industrialisation of agriculture.

WRITTEN BY Lou Del Bello
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Feature/Running out of reef resilience?

The world’s coral reefs are increasingly threatened by climate change and other human pressures. But it’s not too late to save them – and the livelihoods of the many communities that depend on them.

WRITTEN BY Fredrik Moberg
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Feature/Past, present and future of lakes in Bengaluru

Restoring the lakes of Bengaluru would have wide-reaching impacts, and not just on water quality. Local peoples have solutions to multiple issues, from a connection to nature to multi-level stakeholder collaborations.

WRITTEN BY Naomi Lubick
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Feature/Trial and error in a Mexican beach town

The inhabitants of Xcalak started with coconuts, moved on to fish, welcomed tourists, and now face an ongoing struggle to find the right path ahead.

WRITTEN BY Lucas Laursen
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Feature/Resilience lessons from a water goddess

Ancient religious practices protected rice crops and coral reefs for centuries in Bali. These farming practices can inform future management there, and help people see landscape-level patterns elsewhere.

WRITTEN BY Marika Haeggman