Tag: indigenous people

A Quest at the Center of the Salmon Universe

Written by | February 18th, 2010

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Take a journey with the Conservancy’s Dustin Solberg to Alaska’s Bristol Bay, where a healthy ecosystem brims with wild salmon and rich tradition.

The Latest from Copenhagen

Written by | December 20th, 2009

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Nature Conservancy policy analysts and scientists are at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen for the next two weeks — and are reporting the latest developments here on Cool Green Science. Click through and then scroll down to read these late-breaking reports and more: Saturday, December 19, 2009, 12:55 PM: Copenhagen Accord Results in a […]

Pristine Myths, Noble Savages and Conservation

Written by | August 31st, 2009

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A couple weeks ago, after another of those planning meetings that take up so much time in the less-glamorous-than-you-might-think world of international conservation, I spent a day in one of the world’s great museums, Mexico City’s National Museum of Anthropology. A day in a great museum teaches you as much about conservation as a month […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 9

Written by | June 9th, 2009

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It’s a pick-your-poison kind of day: ocean acidification, cow methane, Amazon rainforest destruction or Wind Turbine Syndrome? But don’t despair: today’s round-up of Cool Green News features plenty of hope that people are trying to make a difference (just watch the trailer above). One man’s quest to learn more about ocean acidification has resulted in a documentary film […]

Should Protected Areas Be Reexamined?

Written by | May 19th, 2009

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I am going to commit conservation heresy and ask out loud: Should the conservation movement be proud of the 108,000 protected areas around the world it has thus far helped establish? I have many reasons for asking that question, but among those reasons is certainly Mark Dowie’s recently published book Conservation Refugees: The Hundred-Year Conflict […]

Recognizing People as Well as Forest Carbon

Written by | April 30th, 2009

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Last week, leaders from around the world gathered in Alaska at the Indigenous Peoples Global Summit on Climate Change to form a strategy around their participation in December’s UN climate change meeting in Copenhagen and discuss how various communities are adapting to climate change. The meeting coincides with a growing concern that indigenous communities are […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 23

Written by | April 23rd, 2009

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Another Earth Day has come and gone, and whether you’re an Earth Day cynic or you can’t help but look on the bright side, one thing is still true: you’ve gotta stay informed. So read on for our round-up of the day’s top stories from the enviro-blogosphere. Guardians of Forest Carbon: Indigenous people and conservation […]

COP-14 Update: Seeing REDD in Poznan

Written by | December 8th, 2008

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POZNAN, POLAND — Over the weekend here at the COP-14, Duncan Marsh, director of international climate policy for the Conservancy, led a panel on why reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) is a critical part of the climate change solution. Among the speakers were Ambassador Hans Brattskar of Norway, Benjamin Karmorh from Liberia’s Environmental […]

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