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We depend on nature…now nature is depending on us…

The last remnants of the world’s natural areas are quickly disappearing. Unless an effective global conservation strategy stops the loss, all nations (including the United States) will be poorer, less healthy and less secure.

The Alliance for Global Conservation is a partnership among The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Nature Conservancy, Wildlife Conservation Society and World Wildlife Fund. The Alliance is working to preserve the world’s remaining natural ecosystems for the species and human communities that depend on them.

Our goal is to encourage world leaders to implement a comprehensive strategy to address ecosystem degradation and species extinction in the developing world before it's too late.

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Entries by Alliance for Global Conservation

New Video: Ret. General Anthony Zinni on Natural Resources and Security

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2011 | 1:15 PM

Unexpected flooding. Lengthy droughts. Somali pirates. All of these affect national and global security, and all stem from the same cause: the exploitation of natural resources.

In a new video by the Alliance for Global Conservation, retired Marine Corps Gen. Anthony Zinni, former commander in chief of U.S. Central Command,...

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Water, Poverty and New Local Business Alternatives

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2011 | 11:05 AM

With more than half the world's population facing water shortages within 25 years, innovative ways to conserve water are key to supporting conservation and the livelihoods of local people.

To explore this issue the Alliance for Global Conservation interviewed Andrew Deutz, director of international relations at The Nature Conservancy, about...

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Women are Key to Global Conservation

(1) Comments | Posted March 10, 2011 | 4:24 PM

By Anne Hallum and Rachel Hallum-Montes

In 1991, my 9-year-old daughter Rachel traveled with me to Guatemala where we were struck by the heartbreaking rural poverty and mudslides worsened by widespread deforestation.

We vividly remember holding a three-year-old child who was so listless and malnourished he could scarcely lift his...

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Guest Post: Ethan Zohn - Saving the Hotbeds of Pharmaceutical Innovation Before They're Gone

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2010 | 9:31 AM

Ethan Zohn, once a professional soccer player, proved he has what it takes to "outwit" and "outlast" when he won the reality T.V. show "Survivor: Africa." In 2009, Ethan was diagnosed with cancer—Hodgkin's lymphoma—which might have killed him if it weren't for a drug derived from an African flower called...

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Guest Post: Beth Kaplin - Women and the impact of the Global Conservation Act

(0) Comments | Posted November 29, 2010 | 3:50 PM

Women in developing countries are often disproportionately affected by environmental degradation. Beth Kaplin, a tropical ecologist, has seen this time and again while conducting field work in North Africa and other developing areas.

Here, she relates how the health of the natural world affects day-to-day life in developing countries. Having...

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Guest Post: Sam Blackman & Dana McCreesh - Conservation Helps Those Who Are Most Helpless

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2010 | 5:02 PM

It has been estimated that with current extinction rates we lose one major new drug every two years. If the flower that led to the invention of the anti-cancer drug Vincristine had gone extinct, Dr. Sam Blackman's patient—Dana McCreesh's young son Brent—would have lost his fight...

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Guest Post: Ret. Gen. Anthony Zinni - A Healthy Environment Contributes to National Security and Peace

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2010 | 4:26 PM

One would scarcely expect environmental degradation to make pirates out of regular people. But that's exactly what happened when some Somali fishermen, desperate to make a living for themselves in overfished seas, turned to high seas piracy according to United Nations reports.

Competition for scarce natural resources such as water,...

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Blogging for Nature: A Welcome from the Alliance for Global Conservation

(2) Comments | Posted October 21, 2010 | 12:24 PM

The last remnants of the world's natural areas are quickly disappearing—taking with them species that have lived on the planet much longer than humans have, forests that help stabilize soils and ensure clean water supplies, potential cures for diseases, and the livelihoods of millions of people.

In fact,...

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