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PHL: Where ‘megadiversity’ meets mega deforestation

ONGOING loss of forest cover in the Philippines places it among the top 10 most threatened forest hot spots in the world, with the archipelago ranking fourth, behind Indo-Burma, New Caledonia and Sundaland (a region encompassing Australia and parts of Southeast Asia). According to a report issued by Conservation International, only 5 percent of Philippine forests remain intact.

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‘Street view’ goes undersea to map reefs, wonders

ISLAMORADA, Florida—It’s easy to go online and get a 360-degree, ground-level view of almost any street in the United States and throughout the world.

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Kenyan elephant activist wants an ivory arrest

NAIROBI, Kenya—To mark World Elephant Day, a conservationist trying to stem the slaughter of Africa’s elephants waited nearly eight hours to meet with Kenya’s top police official on Tuesday in order to hand him roughly 400 signatures urging the police to arrest what her group says is the “ivory kingpin” of Kenya.

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