Protecting Nature Through “Radical Collaboration”

Blue Wave
Liquid Planet, from the series Liquid Vision, which shows a different point of view of waves. Photo and Caption: Freddy Cerdeira.


One of this year’s themes at TED is “Radical Collaboration.” I’ve been thinking about this issue a lot lately, specifically what can be achieved if the goals of development and conservation were linked together.

For too long, the conservation movement has viewed development as something that must be stopped in order to protect nature.

As we face a resource-challenged world with rapidly growing populations, human well-being and the health of the natural world can no longer be viewed separately. We need to design a new way of thinking that brings development strategies and conservation principles together. But how?…

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