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The Nature Conservancy Acquires 253,000 Acres of Working Forest Land
The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) today announced that the TNC-managed Cumberland Forest Project has acquired 253,000 acres of working forest land in the Central Appalachian coalfields of Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. The project represents one of the largest and most innovative land conservation and ecological restoration…

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People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnership Goals for 2019
UN Foundation

In 2015, the world came together around an ambitious vision for a safer, healthier, and more prosperous world by 2030 to create an agenda that articulated 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Now the agenda is four years in, and this September, world leaders will come…

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Nature-based Solutions May Reduce the Risk of Floods
The Nature Conservancy

Anna Brown, director of The Nature Conservancy’s Climate Adaptation Strategy, discusses ways to rethink how we plan and prepare for flooding, the most costly and common natural disaster in the United States. Brown states, “Too often the role that nature can play in reducing flood…

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Replanting Reefs Could be the Key to Improving Widespread Coral Die-offs
The Nature Conservancy

After years of widespread coral die-offs, teams of marine scientists in Florida are learning how we may be able to replant reefs. The dive team—led by Lustic, The Nature Conservancy’s marine conservation manager for South Florida, and composed entirely of women—are getting the corals settled…

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How The Nature Conservancy is Working with Dive Fishers in Peru
The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy has been working with Peruvian dive fishers for four years, to help them manage their fishing grounds more effectively and ensure they get the best out of what they have. The pilot project is using TNC’s technical experience to help small fishing…

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The US Is Finally Talking About Climate Change Displacement
Global Citizen

Now, the consequences of climate change on US communities seem to finally be getting the media attention they deserve. Two large-scale pieces exploring the ramifications of climate change displacement ran in The New York Times and Rolling Stone over the past week.

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The Women Leading This Kenyan Environmental Group Are Thriving Where Men Failed
Global Citizen

When Maridah Khalawa started the Muliru Farmers Conservation Group almost a decade ago, she knew she wanted to find a way for herself and other women living near Kakamega forest in western Kenya to generate an income without exploiting the area’s already strained resources. What she couldn’t have known was that their small community business would grow to help support hundreds of families, win international recognition and prove more successful than many of the men’s groups trying to do something similar.

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