Tag: conservation easement

Protecting the Yela Forest: A New & Improved Conservation Tool for Micronesia

Written by | March 31st, 2014

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Conservation easements have a long history as an effective land protection tool in the United States. Could easements now change conservation in the Pacific? A new easement on the Micronesian island on Kosrae is the first use of the tool outside the Americas.

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.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, November 18

Written by | November 18th, 2010

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Sharks, parrotfish, desert tortoise…it’s an animal medley here at cool green morning!

  1. A shark sanctuary larger than Denmark has been declared in the Coral Triangle. Yay! (Mongabay)
  2. Best way to sleep if you’re a parrotfish? Tucked in to your safe little cocoon….made of mucus. (BBC)
  3. Do conservation easements work? A TNC study in Wyoming takes a look. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. Hikers rejoice: 200 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail have been fixed up, thanks to the federal government. (Greenspace)
  5. Is there a silver lining for the desert tortoise as solar power plants invade its territory? (Green)

Let’s Make America More Like Block Island

Written by | September 17th, 2010

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The most important conservation legislation in decades is now pending in the U.S. Senate. See why the Land and Water Conservation Fund is so important and how you can support its passage.

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