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Artist Spotlight: Julie Gross

As part of our Artist Spotlight series, we introduce you this month to Julie Gross. Julie Gross was born in Montreal and is a New York City based artist who has been painting in studios in Soho and Chelsea for many years. She graduated from Pratt (BFA) & then Hunter (MA) and has taught […]

By |January 14th, 2016|Artist Spotlight|0 Comments

UNFCCC CoP 21 through the lens of Tanzanian rain forest conservation

by Nike Doggart, Technical Advisor, Tanzania Forest Conservation Group

Tanzania’s Community Forestry Network wins the prestigious Equator Prize 2015

8th December 2015

At a prize-giving ceremony held in Paris last night, the Community Forestry Network of Tanzania, better known by its Swahili acronym MJUMITA, was awarded with the prestigious Equator Prize 2015 in the category of Forests. […]

By |December 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|3 Comments

UNFCCC CoP 21 through the lens of Tanzanian rain forest conservation

by Nike Doggart, Technical Advisor, Tanzania Forest Conservation Group

Forests play a critical role in addressing climate change

4th December 2015

‘Conserving forests is essential for climate change mitigation and adaptation,’ is a message that I have heard repeatedly at CoP 21. We need to halt emissions of greenhouse gases from deforestation; and we need protect forests […]

By |December 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

UNFCCC CoP 21 through the lens of Tanzanian rain forest conservation

by Nike Doggart, Technical Advisor, Tanzania Forest Conservation Group

147 countries pledge to commit the planet to disastrous climate change…

2nd December 2015

The big question.

Will humanity reduce emissions of greenhouse gases to within a level that will avoid disastrous climate change, according to the best available scientific research?

The answer presented yesterday:  no.

Yesterday evening, the UNFCCC presented the […]

By |December 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Support the Coffee Fund this #GivingTuesday!

Before I became the Executive Director of the African Rainforest Conservancy (ARC), I had never heard of the rainforests in the Eastern Arc Mountains! Most people I talk to about rainforests in Africa have never heard of these rainforests either.

This is particularly strange because the rainforests in these mountains have an exceptionally high concentration of […]

By |November 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

#SaveUdzungwaScarp

In January 2015, the ARC visited the Udzungwa Mountains with Francis Fanuel, the Tanzania Forest Conservation Group (TFCG) Project Coordinator for the Udzungwa Scarp Forest Reserves (USFR), and discussed the dire lack of funds and the rampant illegal logging, hunting, and wildfires.

In May of 2015, the ARC partnered with Cliffton Dry, the alcohol sponsor […]

By |October 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cecil the Lion

The story of Cecil the lion has gotten a great deal of media attention.  Cecil, a lion from Zimbabwe, was killed by Walter Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota, in early July of this year. The outrage over his death has come from how he was killed, lured from his habitat and shot with a crossbow, […]

By |September 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

#‎msasanicleanup‬

 

Interview with Sarah Scott, Nipe Fagio Msasani Beach Ambassador

Where did the idea for the Msasani Beach Cleanup come from?

Over the past couple years, I have been following the work of a local organization called Nipe Fagio “take a broom” – be the change you want to see.  They work on various clean-ups throughout the […]

By |September 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to save the world

We all know that the world is not a perfect place. Disease, famine, and national disasters can be found everywhere. And with all this death, degradation, and destruction comes all the people and organizations trying to “save the world.”

This is what typically happens: a specific problem is discovered, a solution is created, whether it is […]

By |August 31st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

#SaveTheAfricanElephant

In 1989, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) voted to ban the international trade of ivory. Twenty-five years later, the African elephant is endangered and on the brink of extinction. In fact, it is predicted that in only 11 years, African elephants in the wild could become extinct!

Despite the efforts of many […]

By |August 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments