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Study Confirms Habitat Connectivity is Key

Study Confirms Habitat Connectivity is Key

The importance of connecting isolated blocks of habitat -- or conserving existing connectivity -- has been a core tenet of land conservation for a number of years. Scientists have now completed one of the largest scale, long-term...

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A Glimpse of Conservation History Along the Highway

A Glimpse of Conservation History Along the Highway

So who among us has seen historical markers along highways? Most of us! But how many have seen markers celebrating a moment in conservation history? Well, now you can. Last month a new marker was placed by the Virginia Department...

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New Study Documents Staggering Loss of Birds

New Study Documents Staggering Loss of Birds

Some readers may remember a Lightning Update from June on "signs of hope" and the annual spring migration of songbirds. By its nature, the spectacle of bird migration is inherently hopeful and inspiring. But ... many of you may...

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Looking Back to Look Forward – 220 Million Trees Planted

Looking Back to Look Forward – 220 Million Trees Planted

It's always worth considering whether we have faced similar situations before and, if so, how we handled them. The climate crisis of today is unprecedented in scale. But it is not the first enormous environmental crisis conservationists have faced. Nor are some of the...

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Crowd-funding Land Conservation?

Crowd-funding Land Conservation?

Is crowd-funding a viable strategy for raising funds to protect land? Canadians seem to make the case that it can be. The BC Parks Foundation just completed a $3 million dollar crowd-fundraising campaign to...

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Marking Milestones – A Major New Report

Marking Milestones – A Major New Report

“LAND. It’s as important as air but we often take it for granted. Land grows our food, cleans our water, and sometimes even takes our breath away with its beauty. Land anchors life.” This is how our new report--Marking...

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