Saving the Wild: Nature Conservation in the Caucasus
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Saving the Wild: Nature Conservation in the Caucasus
The Caucasus is one of the most diverse places on earth, with more species per acre than any other temperate zone. Leopards still roam here, only a few hours from central Europe, and conservation strategy is one of the few examples of inter-country collaboration in this region. A fascinating blend of culture, society and traditional life set in a history of fragmentation and conflict.
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Involving the Tourism Sector in Biodiversity Conservation Planning | Lorton Consulting

Involving the Tourism Sector in Biodiversity Conservation Planning | Lorton Consulting | Saving the Wild: Nature Conservation in the Caucasus | Scoop.it
Sustainable tourism has the capability of being a feasible tool for biodiversity conservation by providing economic alternatives for communities to engage in other than destructive livelihood activities, creating new revenue streams to support conservation through user fee systems and other mechanisms, and building constituencies that support conservation priorities by exposing tourists, communities, and governments to the value of protecting unique natural ecosystems...
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Scientists Urge Action at Planet Under Pressure Conference

Scientists Urge Action at Planet Under Pressure Conference | Saving the Wild: Nature Conservation in the Caucasus | Scoop.it

This week in London, the Planet Under Pressure conference is underway, attended by over 3,000 delegates from all parts of the world.  The message is clear: The pressures on Earth are large and potentially disastrous.  However, the conference also focused on opportunities that can promote a sustainable future for the Earth’s ecosystems and the well-being of the people who rely on them.

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That Was Then, This Is Now

That Was Then, This Is Now | Saving the Wild: Nature Conservation in the Caucasus | Scoop.it

For those of us who have made conservation our life’s work, Earth Day can be something of a bittersweet occasion.  On the one hand, it is a time to celebrate the successes of this vital movement; this year at Conservation International, we are marking our first quarter-century of protecting nature for the well-being of humanity. On the other hand, it is a time to be humbled — and similarly inspired — by how much more work we all have to do. It seems that now, 42 years after the first Earth Day, the times are a-changing as much as they ever were.

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