Tag: Mark Spalding

Horizon Scanning: Peering into the Future

Written by | December 7th, 2012

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‘Horizon scanning’ is a systematic effort to look into the future. Every year a team of conservationists gathers to identify what are the most overlooked threats, opportunities and trends for nature–find out what’s on the list for 2013.

Sharks: The Tragedy of Global Decimation

Written by | August 13th, 2012

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The near-annihilation of sharks worldwide is having untold bad consequences on coral reef life, says Conservancy senior marine scientist Mark Spalding.

David, Meet Goliath

Written by | April 25th, 2012

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99% of world’s oceans are unprotected and marine scientists alone can’t save them. Rather, the oceans need to be saved by popular demand, says the Conservancy’s Mark Spalding.

Of Fish and Princes

Written by | March 13th, 2012

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“There was optimism in the air” at the Prince of Wales’ recent special meeting on sustaianble fisheries. Read our marine scientist’s first-hand account.

Do You Believe in Ghosts?

Written by | October 6th, 2011

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Scientist Mark Spalding has a scary story to tell about climate change… gather ’round the campfire and listen.

In England There Are Cathedrals

Written by | September 9th, 2011

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Is a lack of vision keeping us from tackling what could be the planet’s biggest challenge—climate change? Conservancy scientist Mark Spalding muses on the past, and what we can learn from it.

Climate Change: A Slender Hope

Written by | June 17th, 2011

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The headlines about climate change are scary and discouraging — but are they the whole story? Conservancy scientist Mark Spalding says: Let’s not give up before we start.

Why I’m Hopeful We Can Save the Oceans

Written by | March 8th, 2011

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Marine scientist Mark Spalding sometimes gets down about the future of the oceans. Find out why the Conservancy has him riding a new wave of optimism.

‘Reefs at Risk Revisited’: A Wakeup Call to Protect Coral

Written by | February 23rd, 2011

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The new “Reefs at Risk Revisited” report says 75% of the world’s coral reefs are threatened. So why is Conservancy marine scientist Mark Spalding still hopeful about their fate?

Environmentalism: Rational or Romantic?

Written by | January 20th, 2011

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Environmentalists are all bottom-line these days about the hard-number value of nature, says Mark Spalding. But doesn’t that ignore the nature romantic in all of us?

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