Tag: Michael Looker

Farming Carbon with Fire: Helping Northern Australia Restore Natural Burn Patterns

Written by | January 17th, 2013

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Dr. Michael Looker shares some big news from Fish River Station and what it could mean for Indigenous Australians and traditional fire regimes across the north.

Championing Conservation in Australia

Written by | November 30th, 2012

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As The Nature Conservancy in Australia embarks on a new chapter, its director, Dr. Michael Looker, reflects on the past and future of a life in conservation.

A Significant Signing: Launching Australia’s Largest Protected Area

Written by | July 16th, 2012

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Learn how the Conservancy is helping manage Australia’s largest — and newest — protected area.

Wade Davis and the Language of Conservation

Written by | October 24th, 2011

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A National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence reminds us that losses of indigenous peoples, cultures, and languages lead directly to environmental damage.

Wielding Words to Protect Australia

Written by | May 6th, 2011

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For our inaugural Nature Writing Prize in Australia, we solicited essays that celebrate both nature writing and the country’s magnificent landscapes. Meet the winner and read her essay.

In Australia, Conserving Land and Tradition

Written by | January 24th, 2011

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A new partnership promises to conserve habitat for wildlife, provide sustainable livelihoods for people and return 450,000 acres to its traditional owners.

Using the Outback for Carbon Cutbacks

Written by | October 21st, 2010

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The director of The Nature Conservancy’s Australia program explains why that country is a major player in fighting climate change, and how some simple changes could make it even more effective.

Australia: Land of the Unusual, or the Homogenized?

Written by | September 14th, 2009

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The island nation of Australia has a long history of newcomers landing on its shores — beginning with the first indigenous people, who arrived over 40,000 years ago. With them they bought what was probably the first introduced animal to Australia – the dingo. While it is highly probable this canine had a significant impact […]

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