Modeling Logging’s Impacts on Biodiversity & Carbon in a Hypothetical Forest

New research from Nature Conservancy scientists indicates that low-intensity selective logging offers both the best and worst conservation outcomes while maintaining wood production, depending on both land tenure security and the use of certified reduced-impact logging methods.

Justine E. Hausheer

Which Sources of Blue Carbon Measure Up to the Mitigation Challenge?

New research shows that coastal habitats — mangrove forests, tidal marshes, and seagrass meadows — have the most potential amongst marine systems to act as long-term carbon sequestration solutions.

Justine E. Hausheer

How Much Do Wetlands Reduce Property Damage During Hurricanes?

A Collaborative Study with the Insurance Industry Four years ago this month, Hurricane Sandy devastated much of the US Atlantic […]

Siddharth Narayan

When Can Sustainability Drive Business Growth?

The next wave of corporate sustainability has a new mind-set. That mind-set sees products as potential solutions to environmental problems, not just creators of environmental problems.

Sheila Walsh Reddy

The Effectiveness, Costs and Coastal Protection Benefits of Natural and Nature-Based Defenses

A global synthesis of field measurements shows that coastal habitats – particularly coral reefs and mangroves, can be physically and economically effective at protecting coastlines.

Siddharth Narayan

Calculating Uncertainty in the Forest Carbon Equation

New research from Conservancy scientists provides a more accurate estimate of forest carbon in Indonesia.

Justine E. Hausheer

Science: Mangrove Forests as Incredible Carbon Stores

Based on these new findings, says Conservancy marine scientist Mark Spalding, the world should be investing a lot more in preventing mangrove loss and restoration.

Mark Spalding