Leonardo DiCaprio to build world’s greenest island resort in Belize

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Can Mangroves Adapt to Rising Seas?

Nature Conservancy - Science

For instance, mangroves in Twin Cays, Belize, have created a layer of old roots and sediments that is 8 meters thick in some places. Adaptation Climate Change Marine Science Anna McIvor Belize blue carbon Cambridge Coastal Research Unit coastal areas coastal defense habitat loss mangrove mangrove forest marine Mark Spalding natural defense rising seas sea level rise soil build up soil change soil elevation The Nature Conservancy tidal forest Twin Cays Wetlands International

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7 Embracing Eco-Caribbean Summer Destinations

Eco Chic

Due to the many natural wonders of its landscape, Belize is home to a wide variety of eco resorts and eco vacation opportunities. Similar to Belize, Costa Rica has the fortune of being home to a huge portion of the world’s biodiversity, so for anyone interested in exploring the flora and fauna of Central America and the Caribbean, this small country with its purple volcanoes and beaches of sea turtles is perfect for you. Images by 16:9clue used under the Creative Commons license.

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A much needed Trip

Green Life Smart Life

Glovers Reef Atoll off Belize is a great place to visit if you are looking to rough it a bit and enjoy the tranquility and peace with very little people there. I am voting for my next eco trip to be in Belize but again I am a beach bum and would never be caught in Antarctica! Tagged: Africa , Belize , Camp Jubalini , eco-friendly , Glovers Reef Atoll , Lindblad Expeditions , Maho Bay , St John , vacation.

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Review: Alan Rabinowitz’s An Indomitable Beast

Nature Conservancy - Science

While working in the Smoky Mountains, a meeting with legendary conservationist George Schaller led to an assignment in Belize, where Rabinowitz set up the world’s first jaguar reserve. In Belize, where I first worked closely with the jaguar, I viewed people who lived among the jaguars mostly as antagonists to the animal’s survival and my own conservation efforts. Jaguar, the indomitable beast. Photo: Matt Miller/TNC. An Indomitable Beast: The Remarkable Journey of the Jaguar.

Funds Are Needed for Marine Protected Areas

Cool Green Science

We already have diver, snorkeler and surfing charges in Bonaire in the Antilles, tourism fees in Galapagos and the Great Barrier Reef, airport exit fees and cruise ship fees in Belize. This letter first appeared in The Times of London. Sir, We live in a world with a growing population with increasing demands. Yet we are unsustainably exhausting our seas.

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Mangroves: A Star Player in the Coastal Protection Game

Cool Green Science

An idyllic tropical island sits amidst a seagrass bed on Turneffe Atoll, Belize, Caribbean, Atlantic Ocean. It’s the lazy days of summer, and many of the folks we know are headed to the coast to spend time with family and relax. We love our coasts, from the wildlife-rich wetlands, to snorkeling reefs and relaxing beaches. But these coastal lands are under threat—and that threat is growing every day.

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Meet the Ocellated Turkey

Nature Conservancy - Science

Found only on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, Guatemala and Belize, the ocellated turkey ( Meleagris ocellata ) certainly bears a resemblance to the American wild turkey. An ocellated turkey male. Photo: (C) Yeray Seminario, lightasfeathers.net. By Matt Miller, senior science writer. I know: turkeys are hard to avoid this week. Some 45 million will be served on Thanksgiving Day across the United States, to say nothing of turkey decorations, turkey trivia and turkey pardons.

Mayfly Madness, Whale-Ship Collisions, and Microbial Detox

Nature Conservancy - Science

Drones provide “eyes in the sky” to protect Belize’s barrier reef from illegal fishing. Although blue whale hunting has been banned since 1966, populations are not increasing as expected. The largest tracking study so far shows that whale-ship collisions are partly responsible. Photo credit: NOAA Photo Library via Flickr under Creative Commons 2.0 license. By Marty Downs, Bob Lalasz, Matt Miller, Lisa Feldkamp and Cara Byington of the TNC Science Communications team.

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Biodiversity Hotspots and Their Importance

Greentumble

Saving biodiversity hotpots, those places on Earth with an abundance of life, are at the forefront of conservation efforts today. We now understand that Earth’s ability to provide the clean air and water and moderate temperatures humans need to survive is dependent upon its entire web of life working in harmony which is the reason why the importance of biodiversity hotspots grows with every new claim of the natural environment. Each species plays an important role within the larger web of life.

The “Curse” of the Environmentalist

Cool Green Science

Carbon Offsets The Conservancy’s carbon offsets program includes forest conservation projects in the US , Belize and Chile that not only save habitat for many rare and endangered species, but also result in measurable reductions in carbon dioxide that would have otherwise ended up in the atmosphere. Let me start out with some honesty, which might come as a surprise (at least to my husband who thinks I am pretty darn great): I am an imperfect person.

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Wake Up to Blue Carbon

Nature Conservancy - Science

Caribbean seagrass in Belize. Climate change is a portfolio problem. There’s no one cause, but rather a calamitous portfolio. Depending on your politics, history, culture or geography, you may want to focus attention on over-consumption, or overpopulation, or the industrial revolution, big agriculture, fossil fuels or deforestation. With no one cause, there’s no one solution. We can’t instantly stop burning fossil fuels. We can’t halt the juggernaut of consumer culture.

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Valuing Nature: Q&A with Gretchen Daily

Cool Green Science

Since Nat Cap began 10 years ago, we’ve developed nature-based solutions to problems as varied as: Building resilience to climate and coastal hazards in Belize and U.S. Science superstar (and my friend) Gretchen Daily works with business leaders who don’t just view saving nature as a way to manage risk—they realize it’s one of the smartest investments they can make.

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State of North America’s Birds Report Released to Commemorate Centennial of the First Migratory Bird Treaty

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Conservancy is actively working to protect these important forested habitats in many parts of Mexico, including the critically important Maya Forest region extending south from the Yucatan Peninsula, across Belize, into northern Guatemala. One hundred years ago, North Americans united for birds. August 16, 2016, marks the 100 th anniversary of the first Migratory Bird Treaty.

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Dishonest Australian Labor Government carbon price plan for climate change inaction

Green Blog

Unfortunately Australia (through disproportionately huge annual fossil fuel burning and exports) and Belize (through disproportionately huge annual deforestation) have already used up their “share” of this terminal greenhouse gas (GHG) budget – and are now stealing the entitlement of other countries (see “ World has 600 Gt CO2 left to pollute before 2050: Australia & Belize have ALREADY used their “fair share” ”, Bellaciao).

This sustainable lodge is in the worlds oldest living desert

AGreenLiving

Related: Gorgeous Belize eco-resort will offer 100% carbon neutral villas The hotel is comprised of ten individual stone and glass suites, which were laid out to provide each suite with a stunning view. It’s not often that hotels located in stunning landscapes come close to matching that natural beauty, but the &Beyond Sossuvlei Desert Lodge is no ordinary hotel.

Putting a price tag on ecosystem services

Green (Living) Review

NCP’s other projects are located in China’s Upper Yangtze River Basin, Coastal Belize, Sumatra (Indonesia), Northern Andes and Southern Central America (NASCA), and Tanzania’s Eastern Arc Mountains. By Michael Smith (Veshengro) A recent article in the New York Times about the work Stanford University biology professor Gretchen Daily is doing in Africa and Costa Rica highlights the importance of ecosystem services, or putting a value on ecosystems.

A Breakthrough for Data-Poor Fisheries Starts in Palau

Nature Conservancy - Science

And the Conservancy is now working to bring the approach to “data-poor, resource-poor” developing world fisheries across the globe — from Indonesia to Belize to California and even freshwater fisheries like Kenya’s Lake Tanganyika. Watch video above explaining the new technique for assessing fish stocks in Palau — an approach The Nature Conservancy hopes could be applied to data-poor, resource-poor fisheries around the world. (If

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Q&A with Henry Paulson: Dialogues on the Environment

Cool Green Science

John, Virgin Islands; the llanos of Venezuela; the southern coast and highlands of Belize. Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive By Investing in Nature. You can follow Mark on Twitter @MarkTercek. In this ongoing series, I talk with thought leaders about ideas and trends in the environmental movement.

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We mustn't abandon the Windward Islands' farmers

Green (Living) Review

In the Caribbean political grouping Caricom, only Guyana and Belize are net food exporters. by Renwick Rose and Nick Mathiason The destruction caused by Hurricane Tomas in the Caribbean in recent weeks is heartbreaking. But although the destruction in Haiti received media coverage, Tomas's intensity was reserved for the eastern Caribbean. A spiralling storm lingered over St Lucia. The deluge created terrible landslides, cutting off the south of the island.

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Insuring Nature, Ensuring Resilience

Cool Green Science

and later in places like Costa Rica and Belize. The 2017 Global Insurance Forum brought together more than 500 global insurance executives, regulators, academics and policy makers to discuss the role of the insurance industry in building global risk resiliency. Below is the keynote speech Mark R. Tercek, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, delivered at the Forum on July 19, 2017, in London.

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International Fisheries Management Commission Agrees to Strategy to Amend Measures to End Pacific Bigeye Tuna Overfishing

Green (Living) Review

Cooperating Non-members: Belize, Indonesia, Senegal, Mexico, El Salvador, Ecuador and Vietnam. HONOLULU, HI, December 16, 2010: On Friday, the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) concluded its week-long 7th Regular Session, in Ko Olina, Hawaii. Over four hundred delegates and observers from Pacific nations and territories as well as the European Commission participated in the meeting.

Every Cat Counts: Conserving Ocelots on the Border

Nature Conservancy - Science

She looks too young for her resume – she’s studied monkeys in Belize and Suriname, gorillas in Rwanda, island foxes on the Channel Islands. A recently tagged male Texas ocelot. Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. By Matt Miller, senior science writer. In South Texas, every ocelot counts. Losing even one can have grave repercussions for the species’ future.

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Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

Unfortunately Australia (through disproportionately huge annual fossil fuel burning and exports) and Belize (through disproportionately huge annual deforestation) have already used up their “share” of this terminal greenhouse gas (GHG) budget. Belize (0.8 “Australia is committed to a greedy and inhumane course of climate exceptionalism, climate racism and climate injustice.&#.

Heroines for the Planet: Tea Expert and Climate Change Scientist Selena Ahmed

Eco Chic

Eco-Chick.com: You’ve traveled the world conducting research in forest-dwelling communities like the V enezuelan Amazon, Indian Himalaya, Belize, Dominican Republic, Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco and southwestern China. I met Ethnobotanist Dr. Selena Ahmed at a tea and climate change event Eco-Chick attended in the fall of 2012. Selena eloquently spoke about her work and the book she co-authored with Michael Freeman: “ Tea Horse Road: China’s Ancient Trade with Tibet.”

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Heroines for the Planet: Tea Expert and Climate Change Scientist Selena Ahmed

Eco Chic

Eco-Chick.com: You’ve traveled the world conducting research in forest-dwelling communities like the V enezuelan Amazon, Indian Himalaya, Belize, Dominican Republic, Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco and southwestern China. I met Ethnobotanist Dr. Selena Ahmed at a tea and climate change event Eco-Chick attended in the fall of 2012. Selena eloquently spoke about her work and the book she co-authored with Michael Freeman: “ Tea Horse Road: China’s Ancient Trade with Tibet.”

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Heroines for the Planet: Tea Expert and Climate Change Scientist Selena Ahmed

Eco Chic

Eco-Chick.com: You’ve traveled the world conducting research in forest-dwelling communities like the V enezuelan Amazon, Indian Himalaya, Belize, Dominican Republic, Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco and southwestern China. I met Ethnobotanist Dr. Selena Ahmed at a tea and climate change event Eco-Chick attended in the fall of 2012. Selena eloquently spoke about her work and the book she co-authored with Michael Freeman: “ Tea Horse Road: China’s Ancient Trade with Tibet.”

Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

Green Blog

At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. It was reported that Island States had again pleaded with other representatives to avert “ climate genocide ” but their pleas fell on deaf ears at Durban, as at Cancun, as at Copenhagen.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).

Go Philanthropic: Making Travel Matter

The Green Changemakers

The company currently offers tours to Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Belize, Ecuador and India—all hot destinations in the travel market yet all developing countries with a multitude of needs in their respective communities. [link] The Power of Giving Back Traveling to exotic places around the world has now taken on new meaning - more and more travelers are doing good as they globetrot and are conscious of the footprint they leave behind.

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Spring of Sustainability - FREE 3 month online teleseminar events

The Green Changemakers

HIghly recommended: a FREE series of live, online and teleseminar events where you can learn from and be inspired by more than 100 pioneers of sustainability.

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11 Ways to Recreate the Earth

The Green Changemakers

One organization, the Eden Conservancy, is preserving a large section of rainforest in Belize as part of a biological corridor that extends through the continent. Caring for the environment is a way of respecting God and caring for ourselves, say authors Tony Campolo and Gordon Aeschliman. Adopt their God-inspired earth-friendly ideas. When we care for the environment, we show our deep respect for the Creator in much the same way we would admire the work of a great artist in a museum.

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