Tag: conservation

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 8

Written by | August 8th, 2012

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It’s a Cool Green Wednesday as my guitar gently weeps. Let me explain…

  1. Gibson Guitar Company admits to using illegal rainforest wood for their guitars. (Treehugger)
  2. Charts show the endangered status of the world’s major mammal groups. (Mongabay)
  3. Beverage companies need water to succeed, so major players in the business are now investing millions in conservation. (Washington Post)
  4. How to make a bird-friendly building? Get architects and ornithologists together. (NPR)
  5. Drought Pics: Some interesting — and sometimes surprising — images of what the drought has done throughout the U.S. (National Geographic)

$80 Million for Wetlands and Working Ranches in the Everglades

Written by | July 13th, 2012

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Our president and CEO Mark Tercek travels to the Florida Everglades for an important announcement of new funding to protect and restore wetland habitat on working ranches in the Everglades.

Beneath the Mists: Loggers and Conservationists Can Be Allies

Written by | May 14th, 2012

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Can tropical forests be logged sustainably and still maintain their incredibly rich biodiversity and benefits to people? A new study published in the journal Conservation Letters provides evidence that with smart forest management, the answer can be “yes.”

Carol Baudler’s Legacy

Written by | May 8th, 2012

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As we bid farewell to Carol Baudler, Director of the Conservancy’s Conservation Campaigns, we look back at Carol’s achievements and her approach to getting things done — for both the Conservancy and for our country.

Building a Model Future in Melanesia

Written by | April 20th, 2012

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Learn how building a 3D model is helping an island community in Papua New Guinea to plan for the impacts of climate change and ensure its survival.

Goodnight Stars’ Twinkling Light, Goodnight Clean Water, Burning Bright

Written by | March 21st, 2012

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Can conservation make people feel better? Our freshwater scientist shares how one micro sewage treatment plant improves the lives of a small community in Brazil.

Champions for Conservation Resign

Written by | March 13th, 2012

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Senator Snowe and Representative Dicks are part of a great tradition of American leaders who’ve understood that conservation is an American value that brings together Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals.

New Everglades Refuge Benefits People, Wildlife, Ranching and Recreation

Written by | March 1st, 2012

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Federal budget challenges can actually result in creativity and innovation for conservation. Mark Tercek looks at how they led to win/win arrangement in the headwaters of the Everglades.

Coastal Restoration: A Smart Investment

Written by | February 23rd, 2012

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As more people are urging Congress to pass the RESTORE Act, Mark Tercek hopes lawmakers hear the argument underlying the strong public support.

Is Mother Nature in Your Family Tree?

Written by | January 11th, 2012

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When we asked you, our readers, how your families have affected your conservation values, you had a lot to say. Here are the inspiring stories that stood out.

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