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....

The Heart of Wild Europe

The Prague conference was an exciting new step in the drive to protect the remaining 1% of Europe’s land that is still wild, with sincere congratulations hanks to the visionary chairmanship of Ladislav Miko (currently the Czech Minister of Environment), and the...

Sights and Sounds of Barcelona

Well, we’ve all returning home from a busy and productive 9 days in Barcelona. The achievements of the week justify the long days, busy evenings and endless converstations. Wilderness remains a stead-fast category with-in the Protected Areas System, wild nature...

A few good days in Barcelona

Everything is relatively quiet right now…but I’m positive that very soon it will not be so.  This evening (Sunday evening, Barcelona time), is the official opening ceremony of the 4th IUCN World Conservation Congress.  Over the past few days, attendees...

Largest Sockeye Salmon Run Endangered by Proposed Pebble Mine

The situation is far from simple.  Northern Dynasty Minerals, a Canadian based corporation, has proposed an open-pit copper and gold mine in a remote and pristine region of Southwest Alaska.  The proposed mine would sit on a spot of tundra near Lake Iliamna – a...

UPDATE on the World Heritage Committee’s Decisions!

The World Heritage Committee inscribed 27 new sites to the World Heritage List –> 19 new cultural sites and 8 new natural sites. Extensions to sites already on the List were also added during the session. New cultural sites inscribed during the 32nd session:...
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