New Water Fund in Mexico for People and Nature

Conservancy Talk

At The Nature Conservancy (TNC) we are always on the lookout for the triple win—projects that protect nature, meet people’s needs, and provide good returns on investment for businesses and governments.

Raptors of Mexico and Central America: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

These, the hawk watchers, are the people who can’t stop watching the skies, even when the view is obstructed by a rainforest canopy or a massive layer of dark-gray clouds, the ones who yell, “Black Hawk!” Raptors of Mexico and Central America by William S.

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San Miguel de Allende: leading Mexico's green revolution

Green Traveler Guides

A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact San Miguel de Allende: leading Mexico’s green revolution 30 December 10 · 6 comments | Mexico’s Greenest City? |

Ecotourism in New Mexico-Where Culture and Nature Converge

Wend Magazine

New Mexico is a place of converging cultures, a state where ranch lands border Native American reservations; where filmmakers, skiers, and artists flock; where Hispanics and descendants of Spanish conquistadors live together, along with 19 sovereign Native American nations.

Isla Isabel – Mexico’s Galapagos

10,000 Birds

Isla Isabel, a picturesque volcanic island situated 15 miles off Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit coast, is just such a place. Surprisingly, very few people visit each year (permission is required but easily obtainable) and a visit can be tied into excellent endemic birding around San Blas. Destinations boobies endemics frigatebirds Mexico Worldwide Birding Adventures Its amazing to me that there are still places on earth where wildlife is blissfully unafraid of humans.

We became an Expat Family.

Elephant Journal

Why do so many people buy into some culturally indoctrinated definition of the “American Dream”? Adventure Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education expat family living abroad mexico Why do individuals and masses march along like good little soldiers to ideologies that perhaps make little sense nor support their happiness and life fulfillment?

My Accidental Diet—That Everyone Should Do.

Elephant Journal

Yeah, I know what some people are thinking: “Shut up you. Food Health & Wellness Z ADMIN Food Featured Today Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today diet health mexico processed foods weight loss

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

Nature Conservancy - Science

Donors, other funders, governments and potential partners are demanding that our work be sensitive to people’s welfare and even enhance it if possible. And it’s impractical to survey people frequently. In Kenya, it’s 89%, Mexico 82%, and China 80% (World Bank 2012).SMS

The One True way to Connection with our Compassion.

Elephant Journal

I had been shocked to read all those comments on Facebook from people who are my friends and who I surround myself with. Arts & Culture Food Inspiring (Wow) compassion gratitude human beings lesson life mexico oranges peopleThey did not have a dying wife in the hospital. They had.

Oaxaca, Mexico: microfinance for tourists

Green Traveler Guides

So it is with the most worthy touring concept we have met in a long time— Fundación En Vía: Travel, Learn, Fight Poverty of Oaxaca, Mexico. Oaxaca, Mexico: microfinance for tourists is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Tours Mexico Oaxaca| Fundación En Via |.

Sustainable Solutions: The Outdoor Brand that Connects Adventurers with Low-Income Artisans.

Elephant Journal

Adventurous people around the world are going to spend billions of dollars annually on fashion and gear. Why not redirect those resources to the skillful people who, for centuries, have gifted the world with their unique craft?

How a Superfood is Helping Mexican Women Cultivate a Better Life.

Elephant Journal

This company is reforesting Mexico, improving health for people in marginalized communities and increasing income for Mexican women—all through moringa.

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Jalisco, Mexico: a fiesta of quince

Green Traveler Guides

This is why, despite its overly publicized problems, we still love this country and its resilient people. Puerto Vallarta: how to eat organic Mexico’s San Francisco: green Nayarit Ajijic: Mexican high country green Lake Chapala: Leading Toward a Green Mexico Sustainable TV?

Canary in the Cornfield: Why the Fuss about Monarchs?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Everyone is talking about the record low count of monarchs at their overwintering site in Mexico, but what does the science say is happening to them and why does it matter? The most recent overwintering population in Mexico covered about 0.67 WWF-Mexico.

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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. But protected areas also must benefit local people so they are not forced to poach turkeys.

The estuary at San Jose Del Cabo

10,000 Birds

The first thing most people think of when the Baja, Mexico comes up, is “Cabo” or Cabo San Lucas, as it is officially called. Birding Belding's Yellowthroat Mexico Northern Harrier San Jose Del Cabo White-faced Ibis

Science: On Earth Day, Hope for a Better Future

Nature Conservancy - Science

The word “science” means many things to different people. Science also underpins how state agencies around the Gulf of Mexico are bringing their coasts and waters back to health in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Ideas Ecosystem Services Nature + People Technology

Limited Access Birding

10,000 Birds

Every morning there are at least two Snowy Egrets here on the rocky breakwater, and have become so accustomed to people that they usually just stand there and let you pass by. Birding Costa's Hummingbirds Hooded Oriole La Paz Mexico

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Red Tide Blooms Threaten Gulf of Oman, Shut Down Kalba Desalinization Plants

Green Prophet

A red tide in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico recently killed at least 174 endangered Florida Manatees by weakening their muscles so they could no longer lift their heads to breath. I experienced the effects of a lingering red tide outbreak in the eastern Gulf of Mexico during the early 1990s.

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Nature’s Climate Solutions

Conservancy Talk

This kind of conservation work not only saves nature; it also benefits people by creating economic opportunities and reducing risk for communities threatened by climate change. Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges facing our planet today.

Will You Take the Vegan Chalk Challenge?


It’s a low-cost, low-time investment, but is able to carry a message as passionate as the artist wants to make while reaching tons of people, weather permitting! People I regularly see on my walks tell me they take pictures and love the positive, creative messages I leave.

Osprey Cam 2014: Reality TV Featuring Our Wild Neighbors

Nature Conservancy - Science

Watch frequently, share with friends and help us in our work to protect and restore a healthy Gulf – benefiting people and ospreys! Birds Alabama bird cam bird observation Birding Gulf of Mexico Judy Haner osprey cam wildlife cam

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The Four Biggest Hazards Facing Monarch Butterflies, and How You Can Help

Nature Conservancy - Science

Twenty years ago, monarch butterflies occupied so much area in Mexico during the winter you could see it from space. Small populations live scattered throughout Mexico, the central U.S. In each one between Mexico, the Midwestern U.S.

For Earth Week: Three Transformative Ideas to Save the Planet

Conservancy Talk

Focusing instead on the benefits nature provides—clean air, healthy soil, fresh water, coastal buffers from storms—can attract more people to our side and unlock new sources of funding for protection. In the Gulf of Mexico, for example, the Nature Conservancy is restoring 100 miles of oyster reefs at a cost of about $1.5 It’s a win-win for both nature and people.

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10,000 Improved Cookstoves – The Beginning of Eradicating Open Fire Cooking in Mexico

Green (Living) Review

Ten thousand families in Mexico now have a safer, healthier, more efficient way to cook. These families were part of an improved cookstove pilot project spearheaded by EcoZoom, a company dedicated to making cooking safe for people and the planet.

Alternative summit on environment and people held in Bolivia

Green Blog

The First World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth (WPCCC) took place April 19-22 near Cochabamba, Bolivia. Some 7,500 indigenous people attended the Cochabamba conference. People’s World.

Mexico City Bouncing Back from “Dark Days”

Eco Friendly Daily

In the 1990′s, a child in Mexico City was more likely to color the sky brown than blue, due to the city’s air being some of the most polluted on Earth. Mexico City’s infamous smog clears, a little.

10 Unexpected Impacts of Climate Change

Nature Conservancy - Science

For Earth Week, we look at some of the unexpected potential effects of climate change, for both people and wildlife. Millions of people are afflicted with diarrhea around the world, and for many infants it can lead to more severe illness or even death. Droughts.

Why I Fell in Love with Mexico City

Eco Chic

Starre Vartan in Mexico City. This story was originally featured on Over the years, I've heard my fair share about Mexico City, mostly negatives—crime, terrible air pollution and, well, crime topped the list.

Bike-Sharing Programs Hit the Streets in Over 500 Cities Worldwide

Green Blog

And on any given Sunday in Mexico City, some 15,000 cyclists join together on a circuit of major thoroughfares closed to motorized traffic. What is even more exciting is that in each of these locations, people can jump right into cycling without even owning a bicycle.

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Got Oysters? We Have an App for That

Nature Conservancy - Science

At the coast, the river flows into Sabine Lake, which is home to the Sabine Lake Oyster Reef, the largest remaining oyster reef in the Gulf of Mexico. The Calcasieu River begins in Vernon Parish, Louisiana and flows about 200 miles into Calcasieu Lake at the Gulf of Mexico coast.

Recovery: Ranching Gone Right

Nature Conservancy - Science

For instance, our new grazing plan called for so much monitoring that the BLM couldn’t quite do it, so I hired people to help. But people who grew up in town have come back, in large part to work on stream reconnections.

The Tufted Jays of Nayarit

10,000 Birds

Mexico is the best country in the world for jays. The state of Nayarit on the central Pacific coast of Mexico holds one of the highest diversities with a total of seven species represented, including the endemic San Blas Jay , Purplish-backed Jay and the very localized Tufted Jay.

Can Healthy Rivers and Hydropower Co-exist?

Conservancy Talk

Experts predict that we will be 9 billion people sharing one planet by 2050. Working in six important river basins slated for expanded hydropower development, we’re finding common ground and proving that industry, people and nature can benefit if we work together.

San Francisco: Bay Area Green Tours leads the way

Green Traveler Guides

Vegan Travel Bloggers ‘Mindful Wanderlust’ Find a Gem in Cancun


Vegan activist couple, travel bloggers, and overall adorable people Giselle and Cody know an awesome destination when they find one. This week, they shared a video from Tierra de Animales Sanctuary , which is located just outside of Cancun, Mexico. Lifestyle People Sticky Veganism

Poolside in Cabo Pulmo

10,000 Birds

This little town of about 100 is located right next to what is considered the largest coral reef in all of Mexico [link] which is very well protected with in the boundaries of a Federal Marine Reserve. Quiet, peaceful, with no people to bother us, and of course, lots of birds.

BP Should Pay Maximum Civil Damages for Deepwater Horizon.

Sierra Club Compass

Today the Sierra Club delivered the following letter calling on the Obama Administration to hold BP fully responsible for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster -- the largest environmental disaster in American history.  Compass.

Powerful Ocean Advocates

Conservancy Talk

For her dissertation, she continued her studies in the Gulf of Mexico, collecting over 20,000 samples of algae to catalog aquatic plant life. People were realizing that we had to do something or else lose, not just species, but entire ecosystems.

10 Things Creative People Know

The Green Changemakers

We have been working as creativity facilitators for close to two decades, and whenever we ask people this question, shockingly few hands go up. When adults take the creativity and vitality of young people seriously, whole new possibilities emerge.