Tag: China conservation

Bridging the Gulf Between the Yangtze and Mississippi Rivers

Written by | May 21st, 2012

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The Mississippi and Yangtze rivers now have more in common than you might think. Charles Bedford explains how a new partnership is connecting China and the U.S.

Improbable Pandas

Written by | June 2nd, 2011

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A rare sighting of a giant panda leaves our deputy director in China breathless.

Working in China’s ‘Grey’ Zones

Written by | April 26th, 2010

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Land conservation in China can be challenging — because it’s hard to figure out who really controls a parcel of land. But if you can show an idea works, says Charles Bedford, you’ve got a good chance of success.

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 […]

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: […]

From China: Earth First–Mine the Other Planets Later

Written by | September 28th, 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 for Cool Green Science. Read all his posts. Everywhere I’ve been outside of the United States in the last few years has a property […]

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