After a hurricane, local leaders need to rebuild not only the damaged roads and buildings, but also the injured trees and plant life. The loss of natural habitat for animals during these major storms can leave some species completely homeless and without a food source.
Cerro Verde, in partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature, hosted an international group of scientists, biologists and researchers in a virtual event to evaluate the site’s guanaco conservation program and discuss research and recommendations moving forward to protect the population.
Guanacos are listed as critically endangered by the Peruvian government. Peru, one of five South American countries with guanacos, has a population of about 3,500 guanacos.
In the Southeast, forests shelter rich biodiversity, economic and ecological viability into perpetuity, including more than 80 breeding bird species, ranging from Swallow-tailed Kites to Hooded Warblers. They also provide the source for goods we rely upon every day, including cardboard boxes, lumber, paper towels, toilet paper, and packing and printer paper. Forestry has always been an integral part of the Southeast’s economy.
Julie Gorte is the Senior Vice President for Sustainable Investing at Impax Asset Management LLC and Pax World Funds. She oversees environmental, social and governance-related research on prospective and current investments as well as the firm’s shareholder engagement and public policy advocacy. Julie recently spoke with Ceres about how she engages with companies on deforestation and climate change. What follows is a lightly edited Q&A.
The Conservation of These Forests Will Be Our Legacy for the Future.
Generations past cared for our forests, preserving them as our heritage. Like the biological network a forest needs to thrive, our network of tremendous people—spanning across the globe—helped guide that heritage towards a secure future this past year.
Companies Across the State of Texas Recognized in the TxN 20 for Their Leadership in Conservation & Sustainability
Texan by Nature (TxN), a Texas-led conservation non-profit founded by former First Lady Laura Bush, has recognized leading, integrated retail electricity and power generation company, Vistra, in the Texan by Nature 20 (TxN 20). The annual list ranks companies with Texas operations that have made a demonstrative commitment to conservation. This year’s honorees are featured in the latest issue of Texas Monthly, which hits newstands on Thursday November, 19.
More than 35,000 Trees Planted to Protect Wildlife Habitat and Waterways
LINCOLN, Neb., November 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation today announced it will partner with Williams, a leading natural gas infrastructure company, to plant more than 35,000 trees in New Jersey and Virginia. The reforestation efforts will help to reestablish natural habitats and waterways, while contributing to the restoration of endangered wildlife.