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The Great Urbanization and What it Means for Nature: Part 3

Written by | February 1st, 2010

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Urbanization has domesticated the planet’s nature — so how do you do conservation in an world dominated by cities? The Conservancy’s Rob McDonald has some thoughts.

Agriculture: The Other Global Change Agent

Written by | January 26th, 2010

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How will we feed the world in 2050 — and what will it mean for nature? Getting the right answers is as important as dealing with climate change, writes Conservancy scientist Joe Fargione.

The Great Urbanization and What It Means for Nature: Part 1

Written by | January 7th, 2010

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More people live in cities than don’t for the first time in human history — and conservationists need to be prepared instead of complaining, says Rob McDonald.

A New Year’s Tree

Written by | January 1st, 2010

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A four-foot volunteer tree grows on the roof of The Nature Conservancy’s headquarters — is it a metaphor for the future direction of conservation?

Should Protected Areas Be Reexamined?

Written by | May 19th, 2009

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I am going to commit conservation heresy and ask out loud: Should the conservation movement be proud of the 108,000 protected areas around the world it has thus far helped establish? I have many reasons for asking that question, but among those reasons is certainly Mark Dowie’s recently published book Conservation Refugees: The Hundred-Year Conflict […]

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