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“Humanity still has the ability to work together in building our common home,” Pope Francis writes in "Laudato Si'," his encyclical on the environment.More
Every evening, Toumboul Sané leads a group of volunteers who patrol more than 1,200 acres of forest in Senegal's Casamance region. By standing guard, they are protecting trees—one of the region's most valuable resources—from poachers.
The Cactucito cooperative, a cactus nursery formed by women 19 years ago, is located in Charcos, a community outside of Matehuala, the fourth-largest city in San Luis Potosí, México. After exploring the town, I noticed something glaring—the lack of men. "The community is practically formed by...More
Hundreds of angry bees swarm over the veiled face of Jean-Louis Mendy as he inspects several beehives in Niaguis village, in the Casamance region of Senegal.
Not long ago, it might have been members of neighboring communities angrily confronting Jean-Louis. But the bees are bringing the...More
Welcome to the new crs.org. We’re glad you’re here! As a member of our always growing family, we hope you’ll visit often.
Our website relaunch comes just days before the World Meeting of Families convenes in Philadelphia. Held every 3 years since 1994, the gathering...More
An emerging consensus among scientists blames changing temperatures for the disease that has devastated Central America's coffee production since 2012.
Coffee leaf rust, a fungus known as "roya," caused more than $1 billion in crop losses last year alone, and has cost the region hundreds...More