The way in which we produce and consume food is pushing our planet to the brink. Learn five changes that we can all make to our diets to help improve the health of our planet through our daily eating habits.
In a workshop along a well-traveled elephant path in the Zambian bush, local craftswomen create handcrafted jewelry inspired by their surroundings. Sharing stories and ideas, they work with natural and locally sourced materials from the South Luangwa valley.
Climate change impacts all parts of the world, and finding solutions to the challenges posed by such an immense threat will require action from every country. Annual international climate talks are key to effectively addressing the problem.
Established in 2010 and dubbed Tx2, it is arguably the most ambitious effort ever undertaken to recover an endangered species. Today, the overall tiger population decline has begun to reverse, with better data and improved surveys indicating there are likely now close to 4,000 tigers roaming free across the range states.Here are the Tx2’s top nine achievements to date.
Our planet’s health—and our own well-being—is dependent on a vibrant ocean rich with nature, like fish! While sustainable fishing can be an effective way to keep our oceans healthy, one big barrier is standing in the way: taxpayer-funded support for unsustainable fishing operations.
Selected for their innovative proposals and merit-based history, the 2019 cohort of Train Fellows will focus their research on key topics, from analyzing whale shark behavior in the Galápagos to preserving critical landscapes throughout Bhutan.
This is a challenging time for conservation. But every day, more and more brave people are looking beyond those obstacles, not giving in to despair, and making enlightened choices that can change our planet for the better.
Forest restoration is a complex undertaking that can never fully bring back the original forest. That’s why it’s far better to conserve existing healthy forests and prevent them from being degraded or destroyed in the first place.
A recent report from the Global Commission on Adaptation and World Resources Institute reveals what an essential role these underappreciated ecosystems play in addressing the impacts of climate change.
A gold and copper mine proposed for the headwaters of Bristol Bay would hugely impact the watershed—the federal agency assigned to evaluate the mining company’s plan has finally recognized the risk to the watershed but is still delaying a final decision on whether to allow the project to move forward.
Anety is one of 16 women recruited in 2004 by Zambia’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife to undergo intensive training in order to work as a ranger. It’s more common to see women recruits now than it was 15 years ago, but they are still few and far between “I can’t speak on behalf of other women. Most don’t go out into the field, but we can do the job. Where there are men, I have proved I can do the same as them."
It seems obvious, but sometimes we need a reminder. Food comes from nature. So everything we eat has an impact on the planet—from how it's grown, to how its packaged, to how it gets where it’s going, how it's cooked, and at the end of the meal, where it winds up (say, your tummy, the trash or a compost pile).
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