Tag: conservation

Interior Secretary Jewell Announces Strong Conservation Agenda

Written by | November 4th, 2013

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Interior Secretary Jewell announces a commitment to mitigation in her conservation agenda — and her support for national parks and inspiring future generations of nature-lovers.

Respecting Human Rights is Essential for Sustainable Conservation

Written by | October 16th, 2013

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Conservationists are in the human rights business even though many don’t think of conservation in this way. On Blog Action Day, we’re taking a closer look at the Conservancy’s human rights-based approach to conservation.

Government Shutdown: Can Nature Be a Part of the Solution?

Written by | October 8th, 2013

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The federal government shutdown has closed the 400-plus national parks. Has it taken a shutdown to show just how much Americans value the nation’s lands and waters?

Q&A with Steve McCormick: Dialogues on the Environment

Written by | October 2nd, 2013

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From one CEO to the next: Read Mark Tercek’s Q&A with his predecessor at The Nature Conservancy, Steve McCormick.

World Indigenous Day: Harnessing the Power of the Five Percent

Written by | August 8th, 2013

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World Indigenous Day is August 9 and our Global Director for Indigenous and Communal Conservation takes a closer look at how conservation can support Indigenous peoples’ rights.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, May 30

Written by | May 30th, 2013

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In today’s green news, we meet a swashbuckling new species.

  1. New pirate ant — eyepatch included! — discovered in the Philippines. (National Geographic)
  2. Kenya cracks down on poachers: increases fines by 2,500%. (Mongabay)
  3. Can you name the first bird ever discovered? This Jurassic fossil may help. (Nature)
  4. Make quick like a fox. Conservation efforts save dwarf foxes from extinction in record time. (TreeHugger)
  5. Google Street View takes you to the Galapagos Islands from the comfort of your desk chair. (Guardian)

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Sir Richard Branson

Written by | May 28th, 2013

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Conservancy CEO Mark Tercek sits down with Sir Richard Branson to discuss climate change, the Caribbean and why business as usual must change.

LWCF Funding: A Hidden Gem in the President’s Budget

Written by | April 23rd, 2013

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Almost unnoticed in Obama’s budget for 2014 is a strong commitment to the Land and Water Conservation Fund and, with that investment, the hope that this successful federal program will be renewed beyond its current expiration date in 2015.

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Bill McKibben

Written by | April 11th, 2013

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Our CEO Mark Tercek speaks with writer and environmentalist Bill McKibben about his thoughts on the Keystone XL pipeline, how environmental organizations can get more done and what he would do if he had Mark’s job leading the Conservancy.

Conservation Heroes Demand Action

Written by | February 21st, 2013

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While most Americans don’t know the Land and Water Conservation Fund by name, their support for the conservation of this country’s resources is overwhelming. But what will happen if this fund expires?

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