Written by Zhang Shuang | October 7th, 2010
We spent four years developing a blueprint for conservation in China. The director of the Conservancy’s China program explains that it can succeed thanks to support from some very powerful people.
Written by Jeff Opperman | July 26th, 2010
China has historically managed its rivers out of Confucian control rather than Taoist live-and-let-live. But the Conservancy has a plan for the Yangtze that balances the two — along with the needs of people and nature.
Written by Charles Bedford | June 1st, 2010
What’s it like to raft down a gorgeous river canyon that’s about to disappear? The Conservancy’s Charles Bedford finds out on China’s Upper Yangtze River.
Written by Charles Bedford | April 26th, 2010
Land conservation in China can be challenging — because it’s hard to figure out who really controls a parcel of land. But if you can show an idea works, says Charles Bedford, you’ve got a good chance of success.
Written by Charles Bedford | December 14th, 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. Read all his posts.) A couple posts back I noted the similarities between Potatso (Pudacuo) National Park in Diqing, Yunnan and Rocky Mountain National […]
Written by Charles Bedford | December 7th, 2009
Small agricultural city in the middle of the country, big river running through the middle, homegrown international business figure who emphasizes the long-term and a values-laden corporate culture, a global network of followers who hang on every word and pronouncement. Sound familiar? Warren Buffett, right? Nope, I’m talking about Jack Ma, 10 years ago an […]