Written by Jack Hurd | February 12th, 2013
In honor of Valentine’s Day, Jack Hurd examines the history of the cacao bean and explains how you can make sure your chocolate is responsibly harvested.
Written by Jack Hurd | July 20th, 2011
Saving the world’s forests, and the species that depend on them, is very much like having relatives over for Thanksgiving dinner. The Conservancy’s Jack Hurd explains.
Written by Jack Hurd | September 24th, 2010
Many business leaders in the forest products industry have changed attitudes and are now aligning their interests with conservationists. Are there lessons to be learned for the fishing, agricultural and mining industries?
Written by Lex Hovani | September 24th, 2010
When it was first introduced in 2005 REDD was a revelation in forest conservation. Five years later a Conservancy scientist looks at a region where its principles are being implemented and measures the impact so far.
Written by Darci Palmquist | May 13th, 2009
Can lynx, marten and logging all get along in the same woods? That’s the question The Nature Conservancy and partners at the University of Maine are trying to answer in a 40-mile stretch of woods along Maine’s St. John River. The challenge lies in the different habitat needs of each animal: Martens like to cruise through the treetops and therefore need the latticework […]
Written by Darci Palmquist | March 31st, 2009
The Nature Conservancy is selling 92,000 acres of protected forestland in the Adirondacks to Danish timber investors. Sound a little strange? The catch is that the land will continue to be used for sustainable forestry and recreation like snowmobiling, hiking, hunting and fishing. It will also be managed under a binding conservation easement that protects river corridors, wetlands […]