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Executive Director of the IndoPacific Conservation Alliance (IPCA), Scientific Director of Green Capacity and Author of Searching for Pekpek: Cassowaries and Conservation in the New Guinea Rainforest
Executive Director of the IndoPacific Conservation Alliance (IPCA), Scientific Director of Green Capacity and Author of Searching for Pekpek: Cassowaries and Conservation in the New Guinea Rainforest

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Why Conservation is Failing and how to fix it, Part 12
Why Conservation is
Failing and how to fix it, Part 12 I'll say what everyone avoids saying in the business.   Conservation organizations compete for
funding.   We like to paint a
picture of bucolic cooperation to donors, but the truth is we compete.   One ...
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Conservation Currency Exchange
Conservation Currency
Exchange Many of us who travel internationally return with small
amounts of foreign currency.   Some
of this we simply use for our next trip.   But sometimes we return with cash from countries we are unlikely to visit
again.   If you a...
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Foreign Aid, Drones, and Leadership
This photo encapsulates so much.   It is the cover page for a new aid program from the
Australian government.   The
humanitarian challenge—seeking innovative solutions to the challenges facing
Pacific Island nations in the face of climate change. The white ...
Foreign Aid, Drones, and Leadership
Foreign Aid, Drones, and Leadership
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The big issue about trophy hunting conservationists ignore
The big issue about
trophy hunting conservationists ignore Lately there have been several papers and essays in the
literature about the value of trophy hunting to fund conservation of rare and
endangered species.   Aside from the
ethical and aesthetic issue...
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On the loss of biocultural knowledge
On the loss of biocultural knowledge. In my decades of travel back and forth between the USA and
various places in Papua New Guinea I have witnessed very rapid changes in many cultures.   Many people are losing their cultural
traditions, many of which are v...
On the loss of biocultural knowledge
On the loss of biocultural knowledge
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End of year donor requests overloading you?  Avoid the stress and make your donations more effective.
Who should get your conservation donation?
Who should get your conservation donation?
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Who should get your conservation donation?
Who should get your conservation donation? There is a bewildering diversity of organizations out there.   How do you choose?   Making a donation is an extremely
important decision; it is like voting.   Donors decide the priorities of non-profits. 1. Giving ...
Who should get your conservation donation?
Who should get your conservation donation?
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A view of social media of the future
When the team at SETI announced
they had confirmed the existence of extraterrestrial life in 2042, the news
spread like wildfire through Snicker.   By 2042 nearly everyone in the world was connected by Snicker, the
social media system that replaced the old ...
A view of social media of the future
A view of social media of the future
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What My Facebook Feed Tells Me About The World
Things in my daily facebook feed generally fall into five general
categories: 1)   Updates from
friends-- where they are, stuff they are eating, who they are hanging with,
pictures of their ___________ (fill in-- pets, kids, etc) 2)   Science-y
updates, l...
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