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We’re fond of saying that we have our heads in the sky and our feet in the mud. Here’s what we mean.
Continue reading "CI at 25: Changing Conservation From the Ground Up"
Fresh water is surpassing oil as the world’s scarcest critical resource — and increasingly becoming a source of conflict.
Continue reading "Will Water Wars Be the New Oil Wars?"
Peter Seligmann looks back on 42 years of Earth Day — and looks ahead hopefully at the challenges before us.
Continue reading "That Was Then, This Is Now"
As temperatures rise, many threatened species are moving out of protected areas in search of cooler climes.
Continue reading "Climate Change Increases Costs of Conserving Biodiversity"
Knowledge passed down through many generations offers valuable insights for climate change adaptation.
Continue reading "Indigenous Fellowship Promotes Sharing of Traditional Knowledge"
Since 1990, more than 2 billion people have gained access to an improved source of drinking water. But more needs to be done.
Continue reading "Linking Freshwater Conservation and Human Health"
A recent escalation in rhino poaching puts the future of these iconic species at risk.
Continue reading "Rhino Poaching in South Africa, Up Close and Personal"
Unless we invest in sustainability, increasing crop yields will not guarantee long-term gains for smallholder farmers.
Continue reading "Why Africa Needs Agricultural Monitoring: One Kenyan’s View"
This ambitious initiative could change how Africa — and the world — approaches sustainable agriculture.
Continue reading "Building an Agricultural Monitoring System in Africa"
As Liberia struggles to rebuild its economy after civil war, we’re working to ensure that the value of nature is considered.
Continue reading "Setting the Stage for Conservation Agreements in Liberia"