Tag: united nations

Respecting Human Rights is Essential for Sustainable Conservation

Written by | October 16th, 2013

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Conservationists are in the human rights business even though many don’t think of conservation in this way. On Blog Action Day, we’re taking a closer look at the Conservancy’s human rights-based approach to conservation.

World Indigenous Day: Harnessing the Power of the Five Percent

Written by | August 8th, 2013

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World Indigenous Day is August 9 and our Global Director for Indigenous and Communal Conservation takes a closer look at how conservation can support Indigenous peoples’ rights.

What Will Rio+20 Mean?

Written by | June 25th, 2012

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What will be the legacy of Rio+20? We won’t know the answer for years but in the mean time, we highlight three hopeful signs in the outcome of Rio.

Rio+20: Confessions of a Turtle-Hugger

Written by | June 22nd, 2012

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Our self proclaimed “turtle hugger” reports from Rio de Janeiro and reflects on the commitments made that will benefit people, nature and of course, sea turtles.

Going Holistic: Health and Conservation Converge in Tanzania

Written by | June 21st, 2012

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The Conservancy’s David Banks and Pathfinder International’s Caroline Crosbie discuss how incorporating women’s, children’s and community health — along with gender equity — is critical to attaining a more sustainable human relationship with our planet.

Road to Rio: What to Expect From Rio+20

Written by | June 15th, 2012

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Not sure what Rio+20 is all about and what might happen there? We talk to Glenn Prickett, our Chief External Affairs Officer, to get an inside look at the conference and what The Conservancy hopes to achieve there.

The Power of 7 Billion

Written by | October 28th, 2011

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The population growth numbers are staggering, but they also provide a perfect opportunity to rethink the message of the environmental movement.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 16

Written by | February 16th, 2011

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Green news time!

  1. From our very own lead scientist Sanjayan: Lewis and Clark would have totally approved of this big conservation win for the Crown of the Continent. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Climate change is a “chief contributor” to civil unrest in North Africa and the Middle East, says one UN official. (Green)
  3. Are drugs destroying the Amazon? (Treehugger)
  4. A new study illustrates just how bad sea level rise could be by 2100. (How bad? Pretty bad.) (YaleE360)
  5. The greenest cars aren’t necessarily electric or hybrid. (Green House)

Top Ten Reasons Why Forests Matter

Written by | December 4th, 2010

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Heading into Sunday’s “Forest Day” at COP 16, two of our leading forest experts provide “top 10 reasons why forests matter” (in no particular order).

5 Things the World Needs From Cancun

Written by | November 29th, 2010

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Last year’s climate change talks in Copenhagen left many disillusioned. How can they succeed this time? Our policy expert says to forget a comprehensive agreement and get these simpler things done.

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