Category Archives for Wildlands Conservation

Conservation Loses a great activist, philanthropist, leader, and friend

Press release from Tompkins Conservation [Foundation for Deep Ecology, The Conservation Land Trust, Conservacion Patagonica] December 8, 2015 Douglas Rainsford Tompkins, 72, one of the Earth’s foremost conservationists, died today following a kayaking accident on Lago General Carrera in Chilean Patagonia. Through charitable organizations he and his wife, Kristine McDivitt Tompkins, founded, the Tompkinses have […]

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Gila Resources Information Project – Job Announcement

Program Associate30 hours/week Applications Due June 21, 2013 This is an exciting opportunity to work with a dynamic environmental organization and help promote Gila River conservation, water quality protection, and environmental sustainability in southwestern New Mexico.  The Gila Resources Information Project (GRIP) will hire a three-quarters-time (30 hours/week) Program Associate to advocate for a free-flowing […]

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The “New Conservation’s” Surrender to Development

by Brian Miller, Michael E. Soulé, and John Terborgh Abstract When a functioning ecological system is perturbed by human activity, processes are distorted and species diversity often declines. Research has shown that loss of species diversity decreases productivity, resilience (stability), efficiency of ecosystems, and increases chances of catastrophic disease. Recently, powerful interests propose to manage wild […]

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