What's New August 2014
The Eco-Index® database includes information about more than 1,250 inspiring conservation projects in the Americas.
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Eco-Exchange: The Nature Conservancy and a group of strategic actors in Latin America are working together to ensure the region’s water security by implementing water funds, an innovative conservation model that uses investment funds provided and managed by local public and private actors to safeguard critical upstream ecosystems. (Archive)
Stories from the Field: Jean Wiener, director of the Fondation pour la Protection de la Biodiversité Marine, has long been working with local communities to protect the natural resources of Haiti. Now, a recently built industrial park poses a new set of challenges in the critically important “ridge-to-reef” ecosystem of Caracol Bay. We spoke with Wiener about his efforts to protect the area from further degradation. (Archive)
On the Record: Tuna are extremely important marine predators as well as a staple in our diet and a highly profitable commodity--and yet massive overfishing is pushing some tuna populations to the point of collapse. We spoke with Mark J. Spalding and Shana Miller of The Ocean Foundation about the threats to tuna populations caused by overfishing and about their efforts to protect these extraordinary species. (Archive)
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