Written by Charles Bedford | September 16th, 2013
Charles Bedford has been going to Mongolia for many years and we recently caught up with him after his most recent visit to attend the Mongolia Green Development Conference in UlaanBaatar, a conference held to mark the 5th anniversary of the Conservancy’s Mongolia program.
Written by Jack Hurd | April 30th, 2013
Where does cashmere come from, and how can we make its production more sustainable? Jack Hurd explores in a new installment of All ‘Bout Commodities.
Written by Charles Bedford | July 18th, 2012
The Mongolian government recently made an enormous contribution to conservation by protecting 3.7 million acres of land across the country.
Written by Madeline Van Tassel | February 21st, 2012
Written by Darci Palmquist | February 2nd, 2012
What’s the best way to protect the world’s dwindling grasslands from conversion to agriculture or parking lots? A new study holds some answers.
Written by Madeline Van Tassel | November 7th, 2011
Written by Bill Ulfelder | May 13th, 2011
Why did a city kid that thought a half-acre park with azaleas was “wild” end up dedicating his life to nature? New York state director Bill Ulfelder shares his story.
Written by Evan Girvetz | April 19th, 2010
50% of all Mongolia’s livestock could be dead by spring — victims of a drought-freeze punch known as a dzud. How could grassland conservation help herders cope with such climate-change intensified phenomena?
Written by Charles Bedford | November 10th, 2009
Bogdkhan Uul, just south of Ulanbator, Mongolia, is the oldest national park in the world. That’s right — it predates Yellowstone by over 100 years. Established by the Mongolian government in 1778, it was originally chartered by Ming Dynasty officials in the 1500s as an area to be kept off limits to extractive uses, protected […]
Written by Charles Bedford | September 28th, 2009
Editor’s note: Charles Bedford, the state director for The Nature Conservancy in Colorado, is living and working in China for the next year and will be writing about conservation issues there for Cool Green Science. Read all his posts. Everywhere I’ve been outside of the United States in the last few years has a property […]