Learn how private conservation is protecting the Amazon

Did you know that more than 2 million hectares of the Amazon under private ownership is protected by some form of conservation effort?  It’s a pretty amazing fact — and the Amazon is a pretty amazing place.   One in ten known species in the world live in...

Thinking About Wilderness

The following is a guest post by Michael Tobias, Executive Director of the Dancing Star Foundation. There was a time when people gave no thought to wilderness; when our connection to the natural world was a guaranteed issue of food, shelter and avoidance of pain....

The Aftermath

Since the dismal conclusion of the Copenhagen talks, experts following the UN climate change negotiations have been trying to sort out whether the Copenhagen Accord was a step forward or not. Some have begun calling it the Copenhagen Discord. Some have taken a gentler...

And then there were three

The Copenhagen Climate talks were supposed to be the place where the global community finally achieved broad consensus, providing at the very least a political way forward that everyone could rally behind. Conservationists hoped that this new consensus would include...
After Copenhagen – Suspended Animation

After Copenhagen – Suspended Animation

Fortunately, none of the 120 or so heads of state in Copenhagen pretended that the climate talks in Copenhagen (the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change or “COP 15”) were a big success. Any attempt...

Report from Copenhagen: Tuvalu & Wilderness

Delegates arrived at the climate negotiations in Copenhagen expecting talks to focus around a few key players. In particular, expectations were that China and the United States, the two largest emitters of greenhouse gases around the world, would be in the spotlight....

Porkbush Fights Climate Change

Wilderness and climate change is not just about saving tropical forests in the Amazon.  It is also about restoring wildland qualities (world-wide) that have been destroyed, and in the process increasing carbon sequestration capacity and increasing what are called...
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