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Protecting the Yela Forest: A New & Improved Conservation Tool for Micronesia

Written by | March 31, 2014

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Conservation easements have a long history as an effective land protection tool in the United States. Could easements now change conservation in the Pacific? A new easement on the Micronesian island on Kosrae is the first use of the tool outside the Americas.

Colorado River: Hope for the Hopeless?

Written by | March 27, 2014

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When Taylor Hawes first became director of the Conservancy’s Colorado River Program, people told her she was crazy. But is the Colorado River really a lost cause? As water flows today, Hawes sees hope for the hopeless.

H2.O: Announcing a New Platform for Water Activists

Written by | March 26, 2014

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The critical water challenges we face require everyone to be involved. Introducing H2.O, a new digital platform to engage new audiences for the Conservancy’s freshwater work and to create an online community of water activists.

Creating a Bird-Friendly Backyard

Written by | March 25, 2014

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Spring migration is in the air. What can you do to make your own backyard accommodating for these frequent flyers? The Conservancy’s Dave Mehlman offers some easy tips to make your own backyard attractive to spring migrants.

Getting Dams Right

Written by | March 21, 2014

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How to build a better dam? It’s all about looking at the bigger picture and finding common ground, write Mark Tercek and Giulio Boccaletti.

Cities Take Action on Climate and Nature

Written by | March 13, 2014

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What are the challenges and solutions being used in cities to address water risks? A recent event bringing 300 leaders from more than 60 global cities offers a revealing snapshot, Conservancy blogger Adam Freed reports.

From Ethiopia to Georgia: Reclaiming Nature’s Lullaby

Written by | March 4, 2014

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When I signed up to work on the Conservancy’s LEAF program, I knew it would change the lives of our interns. What I had not banked on was how it would change mine.

Building a Broader Conservation Movement

Written by | February 28, 2014

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As Black History Month draws to a close, Mark Tercek and Hazel Wong reflect on how to build a broader and more diverse conservation movement.

Q&A with Elizabeth Kolbert: Dialogues on the Environment

Written by | February 25, 2014

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What’s Elizabeth Kolbert’s favorite endangered species? Read her interview with Mark Tercek about her book The Sixth Extinction.

In an Increasingly Unpredictable World, We Must Secure Nature to Secure our Water

Written by | February 21, 2014

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As a balmy Sochi Olympics wraps up, other parts of the world grapple with droughts and the “polar vortex.” What does this mean for our water supplies? In this reality, writes Dr. Giulio Boccaletti, the role of nature in securing a sustainable water future becomes critically important.

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