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Can Conservation Corridors Save Nature?

Ecosystems are being rapidly fragmented as the human footprint spreads across the Earth.  ALERT’s Mason Campbell, from James Cook University in Australia, tells us about a key initiative that might help nature to survive the onslaught. Humans are quickly chopping up the natural world, isolating wildlife populations and making them more prone...

New Roads Are Devastating The Congo

New Roads Are Devastating The Congo

Three leading researchers in Africa — Eugene Dongmo, Louis Nkembi, and Arend de Haas — have produced a stunning picture of deforestation in the Congo Basin.  The Congo is one of the world’s great rainforests, second in size only to the Amazon. It harbors an incredible diversity of wildlife, including the critically...

How Roads Can Cause Economic and Social Meltdown

How Roads Can Cause Economic and Social Meltdown

In our ALERT blog last week, we presented a new two-minute video we created entitled “Why Roads Are So Dangerous”. It shows how new roads can be treacherous—even fatal—for wildlife, native forests, and the global environment. When it comes to nature, the best analogy for roads, we believe, is cancer—a contagious and...

Sabah's 'Bridge to Hell' and other Scary Eco-News from Asia

Sabah’s ‘Bridge to Hell’ and other Scary Eco-News from Asia

It’s getting scary in tropical Asia. Bridge to Hell For starters, the onslaught from Asia’s infrastructure explosion continues, with the latest blow being a controversial bridge that would cut into one of Malaysian Borneo’s most important protected areas, Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary. The 350-meter-long bridge, part of a much larger road network,...

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