Conservation & Sustainable Development

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Landscape management in Chocó-Darién priority watersheds

The report finds that addressing the threats and drivers of biodiversity loss in this ecoregion is important in order to mitigate the impacts of climate change and preserve the lives and traditions of indigenous communities. Read More
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Cambodia Approves First Protected Area in Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary

The 250,000-hectare Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary in Northeastern Cambodia is home to several critically endangered species, including the white-shouldered Ibis, white-rumped vulture, slender-billed vulture, and red-headed vulture. Read More
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Bolivian Communities Coordinate Fire Response, Management

At least 20 peasant and indigenous communities in Northern Bolivia are implementing fire management practices, organizing fire response brigades, and implementing a fire risk warning system with the help of Fundación Amigos de la Naturaleza, a ... Read More
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Data Analysis Helps Protect African Wildlife

Conservationists have developed a more efficient way to protect the heart of Africa's wildlife — the Greater Virunga Landscape spanning Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a study by the Wildlife Conservation ... Read More
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'What We Know' Report Outlines Climate Change Facts

The report "What We Know" warns that humans are at risk of pushing the climate system toward abrupt, unpredictable, and potentially irreversible changes with highly damaging impacts Read More

Staff

Portrait of Stephanie Platz

Stephanie Platz

Interim Managing Director, International Programs
Portrait of Jorgen Thomsen

Jorgen Thomsen

Director, Conservation & Sustainable Development
Portrait of Kate Barnes

Kate Barnes

Program Officer, Coastal Marine
Portrait of Christopher Holtz

Christopher Holtz

Program Officer, Asia
Portrait of John Watkin

John Watkin

Program Officer, Great Lakes of Africa
Portrait of Elsa Gutierrez

Elsa Gutierrez

Program Administrator

Rossi M. Polenica

Program Assistant
Portrait of Barbara A. Taylor

Barbara A. Taylor

Senior Executive Assistant