Written by Erin Myers-Madeira | June 26th, 2014
From a jail cell to triumph. How indigenous communities in Indonesia are working to secure the legal right to manage the forests that have sustained them for generations.
Written by Lex Hovani | September 24th, 2010
When it was first introduced in 2005 REDD was a revelation in forest conservation. Five years later a Conservancy scientist looks at a region where its principles are being implemented and measures the impact so far.
Written by Jonathan Hoekstra | October 15th, 2009
Thirteen years ago, The Nature Conservancy teamed up with Fundación Amigos de la Naturaleza, American Electric Power Company, BP America and Pacificorp to buy out four logging concessions adjacent to Bolivia’s Noel Kempff Mercado National Park. In addition to protecting almost 832,000 hectares of forest habitat and doubling the size of the national park, this […]
Written by CJ Hudlow | October 8th, 2009
“The forest is our supermarket,” says Bang Liling, the deputy chief of Long Oking village inside the Berau district of Kalimantan, the Indonesian portion of Borneo. It tells you something that that’s a common phrase heard in this part of the world, which I visited earlier this fall. “We get all of our medicine from […]
Written by Mark Tercek | October 7th, 2009
Mark Tercek is president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy. Over the last few months, I have been participating in a bipartisan commission — The Commission on Climate and Tropical Forests — that is focused on the connections between climate policy here in the United States and protecting tropical forests. The commission comprises some of […]
Written by Chrissy Schwinn | June 8th, 2009
Forest Carbon Policy Advisor Rane Cortez tells us about getting the world ready to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation through workshops and online trainings, and how these trainings relate to the climate negotiations underway now in Bonn: Here at the UN climate negotiations in Bonn, there is a lot of talk about “getting ready […]
Written by Chrissy Schwinn | June 4th, 2009
BONN, Germany — The Nature Conservancy’s forest carbon team hosted an event here at the Bonn climate talks this week to present an innovative proposal on how to reduce emissions from global deforestation — a crucial part of effectively addressing climate change. I sat down with the team to get their perspectives on the proposal […]