Tag: Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

After the End of Nature: An Essay

Written by | June 18th, 2012

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We live in the Anthropocene — the Age of Man on our planet, say most scientists. But Conservancy scientist Rob McDonald asks: Do we actually have the scientific knowledge to manage Spaceship Earth… or replace its natural systems?

Changing the Conversation: From Nature’s Wonder to Nature’s Value

Written by | October 25th, 2011

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The Nature Conservancy is broadening support for conservation by crossing boundaries. President and CEO Mark Tercek explains why, and how, it’s happening.

Domesticating Nature…and Ourselves

Written by | December 15th, 2009

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I work on the ecosystem services team at The Nature Conservancy, which strives to find ways to protect and strengthen the services that nature provides that are crucial to human well-being while also protecting biodiversity. But there are at least two definitions of “ecosystem service” floating around the conservation community. And within the tension between […]

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