Conservation Efforts

Photo Credit: Leo Douglas

Wildlife: The Other High-Value Resource

As wildlife trafficking has become more lucrative, widespread and organized over the past few years, the definition of high-value natural resources should be modified to include the commercial values of wildlife and its products.

by |January 2, 2013
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Graduate Applies Skills Towards Wildlife Conservation

Who needs to take a break when you are out to help save the planet? This was the mindset of Isabel Ricker, who graduated from the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development in May 2012. After securing a prestigious summer internship at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, Isabel has landed a full-time internship with the Climate and Energy Program at the National Wildlife Federation.

by |December 17, 2012
A satellite image of the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico as of May 1st.

Racing to Save the Planet: Conservation Efforts in the Gulf Region

The April 20th explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig off the coast of Louisiana continues to pour thousands of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico each day. The spill—which is being heralded as the worst oil disaster in US history—is quickly encroaching upon the habitats of hundreds of species in the Gulf… read more

by |May 5, 2010