iOS app Android app

Conservation

A Model for Sustainable Forest Management in the UK

Skoll Foundation | Posted 02.07.2015 | Impact
Skoll Foundation

The Good Woods project focuses on sustainably managed woodlands in the UK for the benefit of people and natural habitats. The need for the project stems from the fact that timber is a valuable commodity that is constantly in demand.

Citizens Of The Ocean

Peter Neill | Posted 02.04.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

Citizens of the Ocean is a socially-driven movement, a growing network of informed individuals motivated by a love of the ocean and an understanding that global connection is a powerful way to defend and sustain the ocean. We are joined together against the bankrupt values of the past and united as a force for the future.

Leaving a Downstream Legacy

Jackie Ostfeld | Posted 02.03.2015 | Green
Jackie Ostfeld

Sierra Club recognizes that a 21st-century environmental movement depends on getting kids and communities unplugged and outside.

Orca Rescue

Nadia Aly | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
Nadia Aly

Dr. Ingrid Visser dedicates her life and her research to help the most intelligent predator on earth -- Orca. She swims with wild orca and advocates for modern solutions to release orcas from captivity.

Big Cat Week

Panthera | Posted 02.03.2015 | Green
Panthera

It's Big Cat Week. This means that for one week a much needed spotlight shines on a critical issue, the decline of the world's great cats. But this is something we deal with every day, all year round in our offices at Panthera -- the world's only big cat conservation organization.

These Breathtaking Photos Remind Us Exactly Why We Want To Fight So Hard Against Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Mohini Kundu | Posted 01.06.2015 | Green

When we talk about climate change, it's easy to get caught up in the politics and economic arguments and lose sight of what it is we're really fightin...

International Cheetah Day Is December 4th

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 02.02.2015 | Green
Dr. Laurie Marker

The first step in solving any problem is recognizing it exists. From CCF, I began International Cheetah Day in cooperation with the World Conservation Union (IUCN) four years ago as a way to bring awareness to the plight of the cheetah, as Africa's most endangered big cat.

The Forest That Fights Climate Change

Will Turner | Posted 02.02.2015 | Green
Will Turner

The opportunities to harness tropical forests as nature's climate change solution are essential and immediately available, but disappearing. We must act now.

Why Visiting a Rainforest Might Just Save the World

Ella Jameson | Posted 01.31.2015 | Green
Ella Jameson

We know we should be trying to save the ancient ecosystems that support over half of all wildlife on earth. But how much do we actually understand this? How much do we fully grasp the magnitude of what will actually happen when the last of the forests vanish for good?

Beyond the Bounds of Conservation

Vincent L. Michael, Ph.D. | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Vincent L. Michael, Ph.D.

Saving world heritage sites is one thing. Activating them as economic and social assets for the local community is another project altogether.

Pity the Dugongs: U.S. DOD Says Court Has No Jurisdiction

Tom King | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Tom King

The dugong is a sacred animal on Okinawa, associated with the ancient origins of the Okinawan people and with their continuing welfare. As a result, the dugong is officially listed as a "Natural Monument" under Japan's "Law for the Protection of Cultural Properties" (LPCP). What will become of the dugongs' case in Okinawa?

Can Ocean Health Be Saved Through Underwater Apps?

Brett Greene | Posted 01.22.2015 | Denver
Brett Greene

On the last EcoWatch report card our oceans received a "D" grade. This grade is based on factors including pollution, overfishing and the impacts of climate change, biodiversity, carbon storage, coastal protection, clean waters, natural products, coastal livelihoods, economies, tourism and recreation.

Taoism Is Environmentalism

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 01.23.2015 | Green
Arthur Rosenfeld

Recently, I penned a review of the movie Interstellar, a science fiction blockbuster that chronicles a plan to find a new place for mankind to live af...

Galápagos Struggle for Survival: Darwin Foundation vs. Santa Cruz Municipality

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 01.23.2015 | San Francisco
Cecilia Alvear

Darwin Foundation gift shop in Santa Cruz island, Galápagos. Darwin Foundation photo. In the beginning it was just a "little shop around the corner...

Are We Failing Our Kids?

Jackie Ostfeld | Posted 01.20.2015 | Green
Jackie Ostfeld

Our children's health and welfare is our responsibility. As countries across the globe are celebrating Universal Children's Day and recommitting to improve the welfare of kids everywhere, I can't help but wonder if we're doing enough to protect our kids here at home.

10 Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint This Thanksgiving

Lori Popkewitz Alper | Posted 01.20.2015 | Green
Lori Popkewitz Alper

Although every day provides an opportunity for reflection and change, Thanksgiving stands out as the perfect day to kick off a few new habits that will effect the longevity of our planet. If each of us revamped our consumption and waste habits by slightly adjusting what's already in place, the overall impact could be huge.

The True Value of Clean Water

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 01.19.2015 | Green
Wallace J Nichols

By preserving our planet's oceans and waterways, we also enhance and restore the vast, under-appreciated cognitive, emotional, psychological and social benefits they provide.

Preventing the Sixth Mass Extinction Requires Dealing With Climate Change

Anthony D. Barnosky | Posted 01.18.2015 | Green
Anthony D. Barnosky

Allowing the climate change we're now causing to continue would virtually guarantee that human beings will be the first species in the planet's history bring on a mass extinction of life on Earth.

Hundreds of Fluffy Penguin Chicks Rescued in South Africa

David DiGregorio | Posted 01.17.2015 | Green
David DiGregorio

There's no doubt that the biggest threat to penguins are humans. From destroying habitats to spilling oil, we do not make life easy for these resilient birds.

Saving Simon Rodia's Watts Towers in L.A. (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 01.16.2015 | Arts
VernissageTV

In spite of being one of the most unique works of art, the Watts Towers by Simon Rodia are on The Cultural Landscape Foundation's Landslide list of th...

5 Measures of Conservation to Affordably Monitor Our Effectiveness

David Wilkie | Posted 01.14.2015 | Green
David Wilkie

Most conservation practitioners would rather spend the next dollar raised on reducing threats than monitoring the effectiveness of their actions. Not surprisingly, few have ever attempted to gather scientifically credible data on any of the numerous exhaustive lists of indicators.

Being Good Environmental Stewards, No Matter Where We Live

The Corps Network | Posted 01.14.2015 | Green
The Corps Network

Davon Baynes, a Corpsmember with Civic Works Real Food Farm in Baltimore, MD - recently travelled to the Boulder White Cloud Mountains in Idaho. W...

Interstellar Is a Crying Shame

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 01.14.2015 | Entertainment
Arthur Rosenfeld

As accompaniment to a bag of popcorn it's delightful; as a piece of cinematic art, however, it is a violent, awful revelation of human hubris, shortsightedness, and self-importance.

Saving the World, One Park at a Time

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 01.13.2015 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

More than 300 terrestrial animal species have been driven to extinction since 1500. The creation and maintenance of well-managed protected areas provide the greatest promise of ending the extinction crisis confronting our Earth's best of the wild.

Slowing the Brain Drain in Central Africa to Protect the Environment and Public Health

UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability | Posted 01.08.2015 | Green
UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability

By Karla Renschler Central Africa--long plagued by conflict and widespread poverty--faces another significant challenge to sustainable development...