Tag: Charles Bedford

The Future of Wild Places in China: Experiments in Private Management?

Written by | December 14th, 2009

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(Editor’s note: Charles Bedford, the state director for The Nature Conservancy in Colorado, is living and working in China for the next year and will be writing about conservation issues there. Read all his posts.) A couple posts back I noted the similarities between Potatso (Pudacuo) National Park in Diqing, Yunnan and Rocky Mountain National […]

Jack Ma: The Wizard of Hangzhou

Written by | December 7th, 2009

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Small agricultural city in the middle of the country, big river running through the middle, homegrown international business figure who emphasizes the long-term and a values-laden corporate culture, a global network of followers who hang on every word and pronouncement. Sound familiar? Warren Buffett, right? Nope, I’m talking about Jack Ma, 10 years ago an […]

The World’s Oldest National Park: Ghosts of Monks and Red Deer

Written by | November 10th, 2009

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Bogdkhan Uul, just south of Ulanbator, Mongolia, is the oldest national park in the world. That’s right — it predates Yellowstone by over 100 years. Established by the Mongolian government in 1778, it was originally chartered by Ming Dynasty officials in the 1500s as an area to be kept off limits to extractive uses, protected […]

From China: Entrepreneurs, Conservation and the Future of the World

Written by | October 21st, 2009

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Editor’s note: Charles Bedford, the state director for The Nature Conservancy in Colorado, is living and working in China for the next year and will be writing about conservation issues there. Read all his posts. Who’s going to lead the way for conservation in China? Local grass-roots groups? International NGOs? The government? Here’s another thought: […]

Yellowstone in China?

Written by | October 5th, 2009

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Editor’s note: Charles Bedford, the state director for The Nature Conservancy in Colorado, is living and working in China for the next year and will be writing about conservation issues there. Read all his posts. How are U.S. perceptions of China sadly out of date? One example lies in how China’s first national park was […]

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