Tag: sustainable forestry

ABC: This Valentine’s Day, Consider the Cacao Bean

Written by | February 12th, 2013

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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.

Striking a Balance for Forests, from the Boreal to Borneo

Written by | July 20th, 2011

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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.

Reporting the Real Story on REDD+

Written by | December 6th, 2010

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The climate change talks in Cancun this week will spend significant time on issues caused by deforestation. But to make a real impact, our writer says an entirely different audience must be reached.

Business as Unusual: Growing Industry Support for Sustainable Forestry in Asia

Written by | September 24th, 2010

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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?

Connecting the Dots on REDD+

Written by | September 24th, 2010

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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.

Lynx vs. Marten?

Written by | May 13th, 2009

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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 […]

Conservation and Sustainable Forestry: A Match Made in the Adirondacks

Written by | March 31st, 2009

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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 […]

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