Written by Darci Palmquist | December 7th, 2012
‘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.
Written by Mark Spalding | August 13th, 2012
The near-annihilation of sharks worldwide is having untold bad consequences on coral reef life, says Conservancy senior marine scientist Mark Spalding.
Written by Mark Spalding | April 25th, 2012
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.
Written by Mark Spalding | March 13th, 2012
“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.
Written by Mark Spalding | October 6th, 2011
Scientist Mark Spalding has a scary story to tell about climate change… gather ’round the campfire and listen.
Written by Mark Spalding | September 9th, 2011
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.
Written by Mark Spalding | June 17th, 2011
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.
Written by Mark Spalding | March 8th, 2011
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.
Written by Bob Lalasz | February 23rd, 2011
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?
Written by Mark Spalding | January 20th, 2011
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?