Filed under Conservation

Consolidating…

I am consolidating my time and energy and all my future posts will now be published under the WILD IMAGE PROJECT blog. Thank you. Advertisements

Happy Holidays! Away from the computer

This year I am starting a new tradition. The holidays are meant to be spent with friends and family. They are meant to break away from the workload and disconnect from the ever consuming world of constant access to information. They are meant go outside and take long walks. It is the time of the … Continue reading

Philanthropy & Conservation

from the Wild Image Project blog John D. Rockefeller was a controversial man who swam in scandals. Despite the fact that he was cruel in business and bullied his way to become the richest person in history, he also got to be remembered as one of the most important philanthropists the world has seen. Andrew … Continue reading

Knowledge, our Achilles’ heel

“In your thirst for knowledge, be sure not to drown in all the information”. Anthony J. D’Angelo, founder of Collegiate Empowerment It is hard today to hear a conversation that doesn’t involve the belief that our technology will be the key to solve our problems. We truly trust that our salvation lies in our ability … Continue reading

Deflecting – Preservation and Exploitation

“As long as there are commercial opportunities in the Arctic, local communities, governments, and companies will take advantage of them.” Andreas Østhagen, Research Associate – Norway/EU Arctic Policy In the conservation world, there are two main ideologies on how to achieve your goal. The first one consist of applying a direct counter force towards an … Continue reading

The need for a new story

Last week in London, I had the privilege of meeting the theologian Martin Palmer. It was one of those encounters when after two hours, we obliged ourselves to continue another time, most likely over dinner, because this discussion could go on for many hours more. Both of us strongly believe that there is something crucial … Continue reading

The destructive nature of subsidies and tax breaks

“Subsidies are prima facie evidence that consumers would not buy the product at its market price. They distort markets, compromising economic growth, breed corruption and undermine social welfare by foisting inferior or over-priced goods onto the market” Kenneth P. Green Cities and markets have historically been created under pragmatic realities. Towns, villages, or any other … Continue reading

Conservation 2.0

“The greatest obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents and the ocean was not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge.” Daniel J. Boorstin, The Discoverers One of the biggest problems we have with conservation is that all our efforts are based on a principle of knowledge. We firmly believe that yesterday’s abuses … Continue reading