SNAPP: Incorporating New Types of Knowledge for Conservation Solutions

Nature Conservancy - Science

My boot camp in post-humanitarian crises was Peace Corps Nicaragua in 1996. Well-preserved rainforest rose like an island amid agricultural desertification because the hilltop was littered with landmines. The last thing you want to do when mobilizing tons of food into a disaster zone is see your staff snatching back rations saying; “I’m sorry, I just realized this food was not sourced from environmentally sustainable agriculture.”

Insuring Nature, Ensuring Resilience

Conservancy Talk

So for our family vacations, we started visiting parks and nature preserves, first in the U.S. And you’re probably not surprised, and may already know, that natural disaster is costing us $300 billion per year, and that climate change is displacing 68,000 people every single day. A family plays along the beach at The Nature Conservancy’s Blowing Rocks Preserve on Jupiter Island, Florida.

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Naomi Klein: "Only mass social movements can save us"

Green Blog

The Nature Conservancy, for example, partners with BP and JP Morgan in fracking development, and has even drilled its own gas well in the middle of one of its Texas nature preserves. Although she doesn’t mention it, that campaign contributed to the formation of what might be called the anti-FTAA, a trade and cultural alliance based on solidarity – the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), which includes Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.