Tag: Nature Conservancy China

Building a Green China

Written by | October 7th, 2010

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We spent four years developing a blueprint for conservation in China. The director of the Conservancy’s China program explains that it can succeed thanks to support from some very powerful people.

From to Tao to Mao to Now: A “Middle Way” for the Yangtze?

Written by | July 26th, 2010

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China has historically managed its rivers out of Confucian control rather than Taoist live-and-let-live. But the Conservancy has a plan for the Yangtze that balances the two — along with the needs of people and nature.

Saying Goodbye to a Chinese Treasure

Written by | June 1st, 2010

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What’s it like to raft down a gorgeous river canyon that’s about to disappear? The Conservancy’s Charles Bedford finds out on China’s Upper Yangtze River.

Working in China’s ‘Grey’ Zones

Written by | April 26th, 2010

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Land conservation in China can be challenging — because it’s hard to figure out who really controls a parcel of land. But if you can show an idea works, says Charles Bedford, you’ve got a good chance of success.

The Future of Wild Places in China: Experiments in Private Management?

Written by | December 14th, 2009

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(Editor’s note: Charles Bedford, the state director for The Nature Conservancy in Colorado, is living and working in China for the next year and will be writing about conservation issues there. Read all his posts.) A couple posts back I noted the similarities between Potatso (Pudacuo) National Park in Diqing, Yunnan and Rocky Mountain National […]

Jack Ma: The Wizard of Hangzhou

Written by | December 7th, 2009

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Small agricultural city in the middle of the country, big river running through the middle, homegrown international business figure who emphasizes the long-term and a values-laden corporate culture, a global network of followers who hang on every word and pronouncement. Sound familiar? Warren Buffett, right? Nope, I’m talking about Jack Ma, 10 years ago an […]

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