Written by Michael Looker | August 11th, 2010
A new model for conservation in Australia protects important landscapes, provides jobs and keeps indigenous people in the role of managing their own lands, writes the Conservancy’s Michael Looker.
Written by Michael Looker | September 29th, 2009
Indigenous Aboriginal ranger Romeo Lane points out an ancient painting of a six-legged goanna lizard to the curious crowd of media and visitors — myself included — that surrounds him. The painting is just one of thousands that scatter the escarpments of Arnhem Land in the very northern tip of Australia’s vast tropical savanna. This rich […]
Written by Wendy Fulks | July 31st, 2009
In 1999, a year after widespread, drought-driven fires caused extensive damage to the country’s forests, the Mexican government began looking for ways to improve and strengthen its national fire program. But, like many governments, they assumed that all burning was bad and focused their efforts on ways to prevent people living in rural areas from […]