Getting it Right

Getting it Right

During my recent trip to Africa, I was struck by the similarities, and some differences, between Tanzania and Alaska.  Both areas have large landscapes, teeming with wildlife, that are special in the world and deserving of our care and attention.  And in both places, these ecosystems are still largely intact; while they have challenges, it is not too late in either case to preserve them for our children and grandchildren – indeed, for all posterity.

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Fish and Chimps

Fish and Chimps

There are some important similarities between the ecosystems of Tanzania and those in Michigan.  I refer specifically to fresh water.  Viewed on a combined basis, the North American and African Great Lakes systems constitute nearly half of all the surface fresh water in the world.  The potential for conservation collaboration between TNC chapters in Michigan and in Africa is obvious. 

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We Are the Arctic

We Are the Arctic

This Northern Passages post is the first one that has ever asked you to take a specific action.  Please join the grassroots "We Are the Arctic" campaign to protect the strongest possible protections to the Refuge by signing the petition linked in the post.  To sweeten the request, I also have a special offer for you. I hope you will find both the Ask and the Offer to be compelling.

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