Written by Mark Tercek | June 14th, 2012
World leaders increasingly recognize that investing in nature is fundamentally necessary for a healthy, equitable and prosperous world.
Written by Bob Bendick | February 24th, 2010
President Obama’s proposed federal budget has some very good things for nature — and people who depend on nature, says the Conservancy’s Bob Bendick.
Written by Rebecca Goldman | December 9th, 2009
Since I started my position as senior scientist at The Nature Conservancy a year and a half ago, I have been outspoken in the crusade to measure the impacts of the organization’s conservation strategies. Sure, I love knowing that the Conservancy has, for instance: Helped create new marine protected areas which cover hundreds of hectares, [...]
Written by Jonathan Hoekstra | October 6th, 2009
Are practical solutions to climate change within reach? Based on what I saw at the Governors’ Global Climate Summit, yes we can. The Governors’ Global Climate Summit wrapped up last Friday with governors and other subnational leaders from around the world signing a declaration to work together toward effective climate solutions — including creation of [...]
Written by Bob Lalasz | June 1st, 2009
Even though the death knell is being sounded for newspapers, an editorial in The New York Times still can mark a topic’s official entry into public and policymaker consciousness. That’s why Friday’s Times editorial linking global deforestation with climate change is such a welcome sign for those who want an international climate change agreement that [...]
Written by Bob Lalasz | March 4th, 2009
Nature Conservancy President and CEO Mark Tercek has given his first extensive interview to the blogosphere — to the highly respected tropical rainforest blog Mongabay. Tercek talks to Mongabay about the effects the economic downturn has had on conservation, the importance of considering ecosystem services for developing markets in land use, and what it will [...]
Written by David Cleary | February 2nd, 2009
Last Thursday’s New York Times published a fascinating article, “New jungles prompt a debate on rainforest,” where two well-known Smithsonian scientists traded interpretations about the meaning of regeneration of rainforests in Panama. Not the least of the issues the article raised was the climate around the Smithsonian office watercooler these days, as Drs. Joe Wright and [...]