Calling Nature Back: Celebrating Random Acts of Conservation

A presentation entitled “Avoiding Random Acts of Conservation” recently came across my desk and my first thought was, Why would anyone want to do that? The point of the presentation was that by avoiding random acts of conservation, we ensure that resources provided for conservation are used strategically and outcomes are evaluated efficiently, but we […]

The 26th Annual Symposium: The Big Pivot Meets The Corporate Idealist

The Wildlife Habitat Council is a hive of activity at the moment as the final pieces of our 26th Annual Symposium fall into place. The Symposium is an annual celebration of corporate conservation and represents one of the most optimistic conservation conferences today, thanks to its focus on implementation and its role recognizing hundreds of […]

Three Ways Corporations Can Battle Invasive Species

Invasive species do incredible damage to our natural world. From Dutch elm disease devastating the American elm tree in the 1930s, North American rhododendron hybrids choking woodlands in Western Europe today and over 30 species of introduced mammals riding roughshod over New Zealand’s wild and wonderful lands since the 18th century, species introduced accidently or […]

Retaining Simplicity in Recognizing Conservation

Humans love to complicate things. We all know that if we eat natural foods and exercise, we increase our chances of being healthy. Yet this has not stopped the growth of an entire industry of diet plans, cookbooks, and personal trainers to help us build complicated paths towards healthier lives. The conservation world has done […]

On Reading “The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist”

Christine Bader, the author of “The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist,” built a career advancing human rights protection within the global business context. She started her work at BP where she helped develop BP’s human rights values and then worked on a UN initiative to start to normalize the concept of corporate responsibility in this […]

A Hands-On Approach to Building the STEM Workforce of Tomorrow

STEM–the acronym deployed to cover the disciplines of science, engineering, technology and math–is a hot topic right now. Statistics and studies point to a deficit in appropriately trained STEM graduates to meet the workforce demands of the future although governments, institutions, and NGOs advance STEM training as having great social and economic benefit to individuals […]

Bringing Nature to the Human Workplace

The board of the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) recently met at the 79th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Denver that brought together nearly 900 conservation professionals from state and federal agencies and non-profit organizations from across North America. By embedding our board meeting in the conference, we were able to build new […]

Connecting to Enhance WHC Certification

In early February, the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) convened an impressive group of stakeholders to kick-start the design phase of an enhanced certification program that, when launched, will incorporate contemporary conservation and education initiatives to ensure and incentivize the best conservation projects and education programs across WHC’s membership. This meeting was attended by representatives from […]

Regeneration at Quarry Sites – A Natural Progression

Lafarge, the world’s largest cement manufacturer, has been a member of the Wildlife Habitat Council since 1992. In 2001, it partnered with the World Wildlife Fund to design standard practices to create biodiversity indices at its locations and develop Biodiversity Management Plans (BMP) for every quarry to help site teams identify key issues in the […]
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