Tag: poverty

Human Adaptation Is the Key to Conservation in a Changing Climate

Written by | July 6th, 2009

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It seems everyone is writing about climate change. But there’s one report that not many conservation biologists are talking about — and they should be. The Global Humanitarian Forum (GHF), a think-tank lead by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, recently released a report on the human impacts of climate change. The terrifying touchstones of […]

Peace Through Conservation: Liberia, Sierra Leone and Sri Lanka

Written by | June 8th, 2009

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Last month, the presidents of two of the poorest countries on earth, Sierra Leone and Liberia, did something extraordinary. They met and formally created a transboundary national park out of the best chunks of remaining lowland tropical forest in the two countries, in the hopes that conservation would bring them something that decades of resource […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 12

Written by | May 12th, 2009

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The birds are chirping, the sun is shining… the only thing missing is your daily dose of top green news stories. Well, look no further. You’ve seen “The Story of Stuff” video, haven’t you? It’s become a big hit in classrooms across the country, so keep up with the kids and check it out (short clip above, full-length version at […]

Why Bill Gates ‘Gets It’ About Climate Change

Written by | April 15th, 2009

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I have heard some conservationists lament that Bill Gates and his philanthropic foundation don’t “get it” when it comes to the environment — because they focus on vaccines and agricultural development, but not on environmental protection that also contributes to human well-being. I think Mr. Gates has already “gotten it.” In his 2009 Annual Letter […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, Jan. 30

Written by | January 30th, 2009

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OK, so where did that month go? All we have is this moment, my friends — and its green news of weird sustainable houses, fertilizing the ocean with iron, and green alternatives to the iFart. Read on, and seize the day: There’s the Beef: Cattle ranching is responsible for nearly 80 percent of the Amazon’s […]

Taking Advantage of the Economic Downturn

Written by | December 7th, 2008

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Many of us have felt the impact of the economic crisis. Shares are down, pension funds have evaporated, some have lost their jobs, and house prices have plummeted. The world has certainly seen more cheerful times, at least in financial terms. Conservation organizations are also being forced to cut back, because we expect that the […]

Mochilas for Monkeys

Written by | December 5th, 2008

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What’s good for monkeys is good for people: That’s not always been the case in the tropical dry forest of Colombia. But now a project by Proyecto Titi, a Nature Conservancy partner, is helping a community benefit from monkey conservation. And you can help. Cotton-top tamarin monkeys, also known as titi monkeys, live only in Colombia, […]

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