Conserving Resources

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Conserving Resources. So Greenhome wants to help you focus on using less, not just to conserve the things we need, but also to minimize the damage we do the environment we all share. 5 Easy Ways to Conserve Resources Every Day. You’ll find everything you need to get started in Greenhome’s water and energy conservation kits for the garden, bathroom, home, and office. Tagged: CFL , conservation , energy efficient , green energy , water saving.

Building a UK Youth Movement for Conservation

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In part, these experiences have been what has inspired us to both pursue careers at The Nature Conservancy. More than half of all UK wildlife species are in decline, yet the amount of time people spent volunteering for conservation has dropped by 23 percent in recent years.

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7 Science Innovations That Are Changing Conservation

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And at The Nature Conservancy, science has guided everything we do for more than 65 years. Today, more than 600 Conservancy scientists are working all over the world to discover and apply solutions to the biggest challenges facing people and the planet.

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Why Conservation Should Embrace a Diversity of People & Values

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Willie Atu (on left), showing a map of the conserved and threatened areas of the Solomons to the Mothers Union, a group of Kia women who have worked with the Conservancy to raise conservation awareness. By Heather Tallis, lead scientist, The Nature Conservancy.

Duke of Cambridge Pledges to Work for Conservation

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This piece was authored by Bill Ginn, the chief conservation officer of The Nature Conservancy. When The Nature Conservancy was founded in 1951, the world’s population was 2.6

Toward Decolonizing Conservation

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Humpback whale breaching, Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site, Haida Gwaii. Read more SNAP magazine essays on how conservation, conservation science and human well-being intersect. . Conservation Letters.

Tips on Conserving Energy and Saving Money

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Want to discover more energy-saving green tips? Filed under: Green Tips and DIY , Save Energy Tagged: ENERGY EFFICIENT , green living , Living Green. Green Tips and DIY Save Energy ENERGY EFFICIENT green living Living GreenIn spite of the fact that economists called the recent United States recession (December 2007 to June 2009) over, economic forecasts continue to decline, taking their losses from recent housing starts and persistent unemployment.

10 Innovations That Are Changing Conservation

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In honor of World Environment Day on June 5 — a day to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet earth — we offer this list of some of the most useful and inspiring technological advances that are assisting conservation.

Compare 5 green products with their outdated counterparts

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Find out how you can act smart, buy smart and go green without losing the convenience you need. However, if we sub-consciously make an effort to use less energy in our home in combination with green appliances, together, we can conserve a great amount.

8 Green Items Every Home Should Have

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8 Green Items Every Home Should Have. Greening your home can be a daunting process. Green cleaning products. Reducing waste is one of the most important goals of going green, and composting is an easy way cut down on your trash haul. Green lighting.

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Pupfish: Conserving a Mojave Desert Survivor

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But Nature Conservancy ecologist Sophie Parker , who is showing me conservation projects here, asks me to envision an earlier California and Nevada. “It’s In the early 1970s, The Nature Conservancy purchased one pool in the Ash Meadows area to protect the Ash Meadows Amargosa pupfish.

A Conservation Scientist’s Advice on “Green” Light Bulbs

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I have a green job and a semi-green life , so seven years ago I convinced myself and my wife to replace the light bulbs invented by Thomas Edison (a.k.a. With a 10-month payback on the investment, and I was feeling green and smart.

Weird Conservation: The Strange Side of Saving Endangered Species

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But conservation is weirder. But sometimes, conservation requires that you built a robot, search for poop, or devise a seemingly endless variety of techniques to collect animal semen. Read the full Cool Green Science story here.). Photo © Department of Conservation / Flickr.

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Economics: The Next Frontier in Conservation Science

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Engaging in markets is not new for The Nature Conservancy. Property rights have long been the Conservancy’s primary transaction unit. As a consequence, the Conservancy’s ‘priorities’ could often be very precisely defined: a discrete property of interest.

Sanjayan: The Art of Communication is Conservation’s Best Hope

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Peter Kareiva is chief scientist of The Nature Conservancy. David Banks is director of the Conservancy’s Africa program. Read some of his best writing for the Conservancy’s website.) The Conservancy’s vibrant Africa program was catalyzed by Sanj.

Effective Communications for Conservation Action

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Hausheer, science writer for The Nature Conservancy. So how can scientists and conservationists ensure that people use data gathered in support of conservation practices to make successful decisions? These small island states are a microcosm of conservation,” says Montambault.

Conservation Next? Getting Real about Rural Stewardship

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Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Laikipia District, Kenya — a place with an active ranch and wildlife on the same property. Heather Tallis is The Nature Conservancy’s lead scientist. But what really happens when conservation improves resources?

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On Understanding Varying Approaches among Conservation Professionals

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n spent 12 months studying decision-making processes within an unnamed international conservation NGO working on a marine conservation project in Papua New Guinea. Science global conservation Human Ecology journals measures social science Madang Lagoon in Papua New Guinea.

Can Gray Infrastructure Be Green?

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Wilson addressed the delegates from around the world on the first day of the World Conservation Congress in Hawai’i. Linda Krueger ‎is Senior Policy Advisor at The Nature Conservancy. Renowned biologist, philosopher and naturalist Edward O.

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Poop, Parasites, and Whooping Crane Conservation

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Hausheer, science writer for The Nature Conservancy. Knowing what diseases a species is susceptible to, and what affect those diseases have on a population is critical for conservation efforts. Science bird conservation research whooping crane

Conservation Science 101: Understand Coral Bleaching

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In this Conservation Science 101, I’ll present a brief overview of what happens during a bleaching event, and also discuss some common misperceptions about this phenomenon. In the meantime, read more about the Conservancy’s work to protect coral reefs in the Caribbean and beyond.

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Are the Best Years for Tropical Forest Conservation Still Ahead?

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Companies, organizations and governments made new pledges to end deforestation; buyer interest in avoided deforestation offsets tripled; and the Green Climate Fund passed the $10 billion threshold that can lead to a meaningful impact on climate change.

Green is Good: Science-Based Conservation in the 21st Century

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Nature Conservancy scientists look into buckets of water collected from the vernal pools on the Howard Ranch near Sacramento for research into the effects of cattle grazing on California’s delicate vernal pool habitats. The Nature Conservancy has grown since then.

Protecting Marine Biodiversity with ‘New’ Conservation

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Image credit: Tim Calver for The Nature Conservancy. The debate raging within the conservation community over “new conservation” appears to be essentially a religious war, with doctrinal beliefs well defined and the rancor and defamation appearing to grow each month.

Plight of the Bumble Bee: Conserving Imperiled Native Pollinators

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Bumble bee on rosinweed flower at The Nature Conservancy’s Dahms Tract along the Central Platte River in Nebraska. A neatly trimmed grass lawn may be green but it’s not green – especially if it is sprayed with pesticides and all native plants are removed.

Coyote Scat and Native Plant Conservation

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That’s been the key behind the successful propagation of sabal palms at The Nature Conservancy’s Southmost Preserve , located in south Texas on the Mexican border. Preserve manager Max Pons runs the nursery, which can produce as many as 80,000 plants a year for conservation purposes.

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Is Natural History Still Relevant for Conservation Science?

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Is field observation still relevant to conservation science? As conservation science increasingly draws from sophisticated models and genomics , does natural history still have relevance? And it has played a similarly central role in conservation science.

Practical Ways to Conserve Water and Energy

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The effort of conserving water and energy simply means to waste less, save more and use wisely. 13 Practical Ways to Conserve Energy: Upgrade to energy star appliances. Green up home green up home

Karen Seto on Cities and Conservation

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Green Giants — a series on Cool Green Science that asks conservation science leaders their thoughts on the field’s most pressing issues.). So what can conservation do in the face of accelerating urbanization? Today’s Most Pressing Conservation Priority.

Power to the People: Community Based Marine Conservation

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Atwasi Swabir, Chairman of the Pate Marine Community Conservancy (PMCC), examines an angelfish caught by a spear fisherman off the Kenyan coast. Photo credit: Alison Green/TNC. Photo credit: Alison Green/ TNC. Photo credit: Alison Green/TNC.

Emerald Edge: Old Growth Forest Injects New Life into Conservation

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In many places around the world, The Nature Conservancy partners closely with indigenous communities like these, working together on a sustainable development agenda that benefits people, nature and the climate. Justin Adams is The Nature Conservancy’s Global Managing Director of Lands.

Fishing, Conservation and Marine Protected Areas: Let’s Work Together

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Kirino Olpet, a local speargun fisherman and a Conservation Society of Pohnpei boat driver, fishing in the lagoon waters of Ant Atoll, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia. by Mark Spalding, senior scientist, The Nature Conservancy’s Global Marine Team.

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Risky Conservation: How to Identify and Manage It

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Conservation projects occur under many types of uncertainty. As with all complex projects, the delivery of conservation outcomes is influenced by our capacity to assess the risks associated with our investments, and by our ability to manage and respond to these risks through time.

Mobile Text Surveys: A Smarter Way to Measure Conservation’s Impacts on People?

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Eddie Game is a senior scientist with The Nature Conservancy. Conservation today has a lot riding on being able to demonstrate the positive impact of its work not just on nature, but also on human well-being, especially in developing countries. A Samburu woman checks her cell phone.

The Verdict is In: We Can Grow Safe Food and Conserve Nature at the Same Time

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By Cara Byington, Nature Conservancy Science Writer. To understand the significance of this finding to both food safety and conservation, we have to go back to 2006, when a notorious E. Applied Conservation Science to Inform Food Safety.

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Of Drones and Cranes: UAV Technology Aids California Bird Conservation

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The Nature Conservancy has been demonstrating how a working farm can be managed to support migratory birds for more than a decade at Staten Island in California’s Bay Delta. And there’s been some great conservation applications by WWF and

Sea of Cortez: Conserving the World’s Aquarium

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By Alison Green, senior marine scientist. Photo: Alison Green. In the past, the Conservancy’s focus has been supporting the establishment and effective management of federal protected areas as a primary tool for biodiversity conservation in this region.

Northern Elephant Seals: A Dramatic Conservation Success

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You can enjoy this spectacular conservation success at several protected areas, including Piedras Blancas and Point Reyes National Seashore. Northern elephant seals were once declared extinct. Photo: Matt Miller/TNC. By Matt Miller, senior science writer.

Conserving Lake Trout Among the Philosophers

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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation aquatic biologists Rob Fiorentino (left) and Jim Pinheiro inspect a lake trout for signs of age after weighing and measuring it. asks Michelle Brown, director of conservation science for the Conservancy’s Adirondacks chapter. “We

Rudolph Versus Bambi: A Conservation Dilemma

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We’re running it here for your holiday reading pleasure, and welcome your opinions on this conservation challenge. And, to be sure, there are other conservation successes that have faced similarly long odds.