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CMECS Receives Federal Approval

One of the greatest remaining obstacles to effective ocean conservation has been the lack of a standard language for describing and comparing marine ecosystems.

Milestones: Fall 2012

 

Where We’re Headed: Launching NatureServe’s New Strategic Plan

Providing the scientific basis for effective conservation action is what motivates and inspires us. To ensure our continued success, this spring we launched a new Strategic Plan. Read more...

Where We’re Headed: Launching NatureServe’s New Strategic Plan

Providing the scientific basis for effective conservation action is what motivates and inspires us. To ensure our continued success, this spring we launched a new Strategic Plan that will guide for our work over the next five years. Based on a comprehensive network-wide assessment, the plan addresses the driving forces that will shape how we advance our mission.

NatureServe Surveyor makes public debut

Published date: 
Tue, 10/16/2012

Just-released web application provides comprehensive screening for known populations of threatened and imperiled species across the United States and Canada

NatureServe today announced the public release of NatureServe Surveyor (https://surveyor.natureserve.org), a subscription-based web application that enables users across the United States and Canada to screen project sites and other areas of interest for the known presence of threatened and imperiled species.

NatureServe Surveyor: Email Sign-Up

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LandScope Chesapeake Launched by NatureServe, NPS, and USGS

Published date: 
Thu, 09/27/2012

LandScope Chesapeake to Provide Common Conservation Priority System for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

NatureServe, National Park Service, and U.S. Geological Survey partner on development of shared regional resource

(September 27, 2012)—NatureServe today announced the release of Landscope Chesapeake (www.landscope.org/chesapeake), a tool developed with the National Park Service and U.S. Geological Survey to help partners focus land conservation efforts.

2010-2011 Annual Report

Annual Report 2010-2011 banner

Review our 2010-2011 annual report to glean just a few of of the ways that NatureServe made on-the-ground conservation throughout the Americas more targeted and effective during our fiscal year 2011.

Welcome to NatureServe, Race Fans!

NASCAR sunset, by treobeny. Used under Creative Commons license BY-NC-SA 2.0.NatureServe represents nearly 1,000 scientists and conservation professionals dedicated to providing the scientific basis for effective land conservation action and management.

Study: Half of the world’s most important sites for nature are now without protection

Published date: 
Wed, 03/21/2012

Study: Half of the world’s most important sites for nature are now without protection

Research highlights urgent need for improved global targeting of new and expanded protected areas to protect wildlife

Arlington, Va. (21 March 2012)—The world’s governments have committed to increasing the coverage of protected areas by 2020 in order to address rapid rates of environmental destruction.

Carbon Payments for Forest Conservation

Published date: 
Wed, 02/08/2012

Study: Carbon Payments for Forest Conservation Would Dramatically Reduce Global Species Extinctions

 
Well designed, adequately funded, and broadly implemented REDD efforts could deliver major biodiversity conservation benefits
 
(February 5, 2012) A new study published in Nature Climate Change shows that though the current rate of deforestation threatens to cause massive worldwide species extinctions, implementing an effective carbon payment system to avoid deforestatio
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