Sanctuary Asia article

Nature Needs Half by Vance G. Martin. Published December 2010 in Sanctuary Asia. Because satisfying one’s true needs is essential to assuring survival, stability, and prosperity, Nature Needs Half is a direct response to a rapidly unfolding situation in which human survival, stability and prosperity is the least assured than it has ever been since our ancestors left the trees. >>Read the full...

El Mensaje de Mérida

Extract from the San Antonio Current on December 9, 2009. Article by Greg Harman. Climate Change isn’t all about stuffing our collective tailpipe. Restoring oceans of wilderness is just as vital to saving the planet. >>Read the...

Nature Needs Half and WILD10

Nature Needs Half and WILD10 (editorial, International Journal of Wilderness, December, 2011, www.ijw.org ) Vance G. Martin (President, The WILD Foundation) How much space does nature really need? This question has increasingly been the focus of conservation biologists and many others as the natural sciences have scaled up to consider nature from a landscape and seascape perspective, and in the process gaining a much better understanding of ecological services. Professor E. O. Wilson adroitly alluded to this in his seminal work The Future of Life (2002) when he said, “Half the world for humanity, half for the rest of life, to create a planet both self-sustaining and pleasant.” >>Read the full...

We Need to Scale Up Marine Protection: A Global Perspective

We Need to Scale Up Marine Protection: A Global Perspective (International Journal of Wilderness, December, 2011, www.ijw.org ) Cyril F. Kormos (Vice President for Policy, The WILD Foundation; World Commission for Protected Areas, Co-Chair, North America) News reports of the declining health of our planet’s oceans have become sadly routine: from dwindling blue fin tuna stocks to the deepwater oil spills, and from reports of retreating sea ice in the Arctic to large jellyfish outbreaks. A bleak picture of our marine environments has been emerging for some time…… >>Read the full...
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