Written by Mark Tercek | April 24th, 2013
From valuing nature to bringing back extinct species… read Mark Tercek’s wide-ranging interview with writer, environmentalist and futurist Stewart Brand now.
Written by Mark Tercek | April 11th, 2013
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.
Written by Jonathan Hoekstra | December 2nd, 2009
Even if an international agreement in Copenhagen succeeds in putting the world on a pathway toward significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions, people and nature are going to be dealing with the impacts of rising seas, melting permafrost and changing climate patterns for years to come. What are the cures? How can we help people and [...]
Written by Sanjayan | April 27th, 2009
A president of a major foundation called me late one evening recently to discuss the agenda of a conference we were both attending the next day in Aspen. After going through the details he had one last question: What, he asked a little timorously, should he wear — what was the dress code? It may [...]
Written by Jonathan Hoekstra | April 15th, 2009
I have heard some conservationists lament that Bill Gates and his philanthropic foundation don’t “get it” when it comes to the environment — because they focus on vaccines and agricultural development, but not on environmental protection that also contributes to human well-being. I think Mr. Gates has already “gotten it.” In his 2009 Annual Letter [...]