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Global Conservation Initiative

Read the latest press releases, statements and news about our work on global conservation.


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  • Developing Countries: Better Off Green Than Gold

    Recently the Department of Defense reported that the value of Afghanistan's reserves of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and other strategic minerals approached $1 trillion. Some have started calling this financially strapped nation the Saudi Arabia of lithium. Even Zimbabwe, one of the poorest countries in the world, could vault into the top ranks of the world's diamond producers, according to a U.N.... Read More

  • Save a Species, Save a Life

    The world of professional soccer certainly has its share of stars -- players who've elevated themselves to hero status with an incredible save or game-winning goal. But as anyone who's ever played soccer will tell you, this beautiful game truly is a team sport.In fact, the lessons I learned as a player and coach on the soccer field proved invaluable both as a competitor in "Survivor: Africa" and... Read More

  • Thanking Nature, For Medicine

    If someone saves your life, you want to express your gratitude however you can - a gesture, a "thank you" or somehow returning the favor. Yet when you owe your life to a plant found thousands of miles away, the task becomes much harder.As a nurse, I've known for years that many life-saving medicines come from plants and animals found around the world. But I never thought that one day I would have... Read More

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