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Mark Tercek

Changing the Way We Think About Water: Q&A With Peter Gleick

Mark Tercek | Posted 04.26.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

I recently spoke with Dr. Gleick on the occasion of the new PBS series EARTH: A New Wild. Wednesday's episode -- the final in the series -- explores people's relationship with water in some of the planet's most spectacular places.

Why a (Nearly) Deserted Island Gives Me Hope for the Oceans

Mark Tercek | Posted 04.20.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

In addition to what we're learning about predators, Palmyra Atoll is shedding new light on the effects of climate change. The atoll's corals appear to be more resilient to bleaching events and ocean acidification than corals around developed areas. The research is encouraging.

Q&A With Ian McAllister: Protecting the World's Largest Remaining Temperate Rainforest

Mark Tercek | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

If you visit Canada's Great Bear Rainforest -- and you should -- you'd be lucky to have Ian McAllister as your guide. His knowledge of the world's largest remaining coastal temperate rainforest is unparalleled, and his passion for conserving it is contagious.

New Hope for an Ancient Forest

Mark Tercek | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

On tonight's episode of PBS's EARTH A New Wild, host M. Sanjayan travels deep into some of the most spectacular forests on the planet, from uncharted areas of the Amazon to the jungles of Sumatra. But this isn't your typical nature documentary. Tonight's episode demonstrates that in forests around the world, nature and people can thrive together.

Talking Grasslands With Ted Turner

Mark Tercek | Posted 04.05.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

Ted Turner is one of my personal heroes, going back to his 1977 win of the America's Cup in Newport, Rhode Island, at the helm of the boat Courageous. Back then I never would have guessed that I would someday be talking conservation with Ted at his Flying D Ranch in Montana.

Saving The Least Protected Habitat On Earth

Mark Tercek | Posted 04.06.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

It's possible for people and wildlife to thrive side by side on the plains. The key is to work collaboratively with everyone who has a stake in this precious resource, from ranchers to nomadic herdsmen, from energy companies to government policy-makers.

Q&A: Putting African Communities in Charge of Wildlife Protection

Mark Tercek | Posted 04.05.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

Recognizing that his family's efforts would only succeed in the long term if local communities embraced wildlife protection, in 2004 Ian Craig co-founded the Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT), which equips and empowers community conservancies to improve their own lands and livelihoods.

10 Reasons to be Encouraged We Made Real Environmental Progress in 2014

Mark Tercek | Posted 03.04.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

2014 was a year of significant progress for the environment. To be sure, we still face plenty of very daunting challenges (you know the list). But there was also a lot of very significant progress to celebrate. Around the world, governments, businesses, nonprofits, and communities successfully came together to protect nature in a big and powerful way.

Protected Areas: Much More Than Pristine Nature

Mark Tercek | Posted 01.31.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

To some, protected areas may seem like "traditional" conservation -- setting aside pristine places for the benefit of wildlife. And to be sure, protecting biodiversity remains at the very core of every conservation strategy in our toolbox. But protected areas also do much more.

Q&A with Henry Paulson: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green
Mark Tercek

In this ongoing series, I talk with thought leaders about ideas and trends in the environmental movement. Next in the series is my conversation with H...

Bringing Conservation and Development Together

Mark Tercek | Posted 10.25.2014 | Green
Mark Tercek

Development and conservation are often viewed as separate or even opposing needs. The truth is, we simply won't be successful in addressing either the...

Sleeping With the Enemy

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 08.02.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

"Green Is Good," T.D. Max's story mostly about The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in the May 12 New Yorker, starts out covering TNC's current strategy to partner with big polluters to get them to mitigate in the interest of their own bottom lines.

Investing in Nature: New Sources of Capital

Mark Tercek | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green
Mark Tercek

Two hundred and fifty billion dollars: that's the gap between the estimated need to support global conservation efforts and what's currently devoted t...

Getting Dams Right

Mark Tercek | Posted 05.21.2014 | Green
Mark Tercek

By Mark Tercek, President and CEO; and Giulio Boccaletti, Managing Director of Global Freshwater, The Nature Conservancy Over the next 20 years, most...

Q&A with Elizabeth Kolbert: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 04.27.2014 | Green
Mark Tercek

In this ongoing series, I talk with thought leaders about ideas and trends in the environmental movement. Next in the series is my conversation with ...

Q&A With Judith Rodin: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 03.08.2014 | Green
Mark Tercek

In this ongoing series, I talk with thought leaders about ideas and trends in the environmental movement. Next in the series is my conversation with ...

Q&A With Paul Sabin: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 02.10.2014 | Green
Mark Tercek

In this ongoing series, I talk with thought leaders about ideas and trends in the environmental movement. Next in the series is my conversation with...

Q&A With Andreas Merkl: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Mark Tercek

In this ongoing series, I talk with thought leaders about ideas and trends in the environmental movement. Next in the series is my conversation with Ocean Conservancy President and CEO Andreas Merkl.

Interior Secretary Jewell Announces Strong Conservation Agenda

Mark Tercek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mark Tercek

'Mitigation' is not mysterious. It simply means taking reasonable steps to avoid harm to our natural resources, reducing that harm as much as possible if it can't be avoided and compensating for any harm that remains.

Q&A With Timothy Egan: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 10.16.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

"The leading early environmentalists were all Republicans -- Teddy Roosevelt, foremost among them. The way to make it bipartisan is to convince people that the consequence of doing nothing hurts all of us."

Q&A With Steve McCormick: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mark Tercek

In this ongoing series, I talk with thought leaders about ideas and trends in the environmental movement. Next in the series is my conversation with Steve McCormick, president of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

How to Get More Conservation Done Now: Joining Forces to Save Nature

Mark Tercek | Posted 11.27.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

I was excited to announce this week that The Nature Conservancy and Rare -- a long-time partner organization that inspires change so people and nature can thrive -- will merge. Together we can get more done for conservation.

What the Conservation Movement Can Learn From Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mark Tercek | Posted 10.27.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

The challenge in our field is to have calm, respectful conversations with people with whom we do not agree, to understand the basis of those disagreements and to build broad coalitions to move forward. In the words of Dr. King, "We cannot walk alone."

Q&A With Jonathan Lash: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 09.17.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

"Hampshire's students inspired me. My generation is leaving a world in a precarious state. Their generation will have to address the problems of global warming, ecosystem destruction, loss of biodiversity and toxification we have created."

Bill Clinton, The Nature Conservancy, and Rhetoric So 20th Century

Brian Czech | Posted 06.24.2013 | Books
Brian Czech

When The Nature Conservancy talks, the environmental community listens. Even some of Wall Street listens. No other conservation organization is remo...