conservation Archives - State of the Planet

colorful coral reef with fish

We Must Do Better at Managing the Wilderness that Remains

Humanity is failing at preserving biodiversity. But a book from 2006 offers inspiration and instructions on how to preserve what’s left of it.

by Marco Tedesco |September 21, 2020
fin whale

Where the Great Whales Seek Sanctuary

A student’s whale encounter inspires marvel, regret at our bloody history with these endangered giants, and the desire to do better at protecting them.

by Cayte Bosler |September 2, 2020
Two hikers on a rocky and grassy mound in front of a glacier and mountains in the background.

What Social Media Can Teach Us About Human-Environment Relationships

Researchers used Instagram hashtags to analyze how people feel about their environments, furthering the study of cultural ecosystem services.

by |August 25, 2020
wall of ice with water flowing through

Summer Stars Lecture Series Begins With a Message of Hope

In a talk last week, celebrated conservationist and photographer Cristina Mittermeier shared her quest to save the sea.

by |August 3, 2020

Landscape Conversion and its Impacts on Biodiversity Conservation in the Middle East

Conservation initiatives in the region can only be successful when they transcend boundaries, much the same way nature itself transcends boundaries.

by |January 3, 2020
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How to Save a Rainforest: It’s All About Conflict Resolution

A new Earth Institute study offers practical lessons in the implementation of conflict sensitive conservation, a first outside of Africa.

by |August 13, 2019
ayana johnson with baby sea turtle

Grappling With Ocean Conservation and Social Justice

Marine biologist, policy expert, and conservation strategist Ayana Elizabeth Johnson discusses the challenges and possibility she sees in environmental justice work today.

‘Hudson Rising’ Exhibit Features Living Breakwaters Project

Exploring the complex history of the river’s pollution and conservation, a show at the New-York Historical Society highlights the holistic solution proposed by Earth Institute faculty member Kate Orff.

by |April 2, 2019

The Truly Serious Side of Roadkill

A new film how India’s fast-expanding road networks is fragmenting the few remaining refuges of many endangered creatures. The results are hard to watch.

by |January 8, 2019
Aerial photo of forest destruction from illegal gold mining

Rainforest-Friendly Livelihoods Can Be More Lucrative Than Gold Mining

In the Peruvian Amazon, more sustainable occupations like fish farming and Brazil nut harvesting can pay off in more ways than one, according to a new study.

by |October 3, 2018