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Rhino numbers rebound as global figures reveal a win for conservation

Tally rises to 27,000 but is still a far cry from former half a million, and Javan and Sumatran rhino remain critically endangeredGlobal rhinoceros numbers have increased to 27,000 despite populations being ravaged by poaching and habitat loss, new fig…

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Can 3D-printed tiger teeth help save our rarest animals from extinction?

Indian tribal hunting endangers wildlife but now a startup making 3D replicas is giving teeth to conservation effortsIn the lowland rainforests of Arunachal Pradesh in north-east India, tigers, clouded leopards, eagles and hornbills dot the landscape. …

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‘A dying art’: India’s female seaweed divers look to a brighter future for their girls

For generations, mothers in Tamil Nadu have taught their daughters the dangerous trade. But while their work has brought them financial independence, few are mourning its passingWith sacks tied around their saris and well-used goggles as their only equ…

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Against the Tide review – old ways vs the new in a study of modern Indian fisherfolk

Seafaring friends from Mumbai cope with a changing climate and an unforgiving economy in different ways in Sarvnik Kaur’s poetic, beautifully shot documentary Sarvnik Kaur’s patient, plangent documentary follows two fishers and friends from Mumbai’s Ko…

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Are debt-for-nature swaps the way forward for conservation?

Agreements to reduce developing countries’ debt burden in exchange for spending on nature will be on the agenda at a finance summit in Paris this weekAfter decades in the wilderness, and familiar to only those in the know, “debt-for-nature swaps” are b…

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