THE SECRETARY OF THE SMITHSONIAN AND THE SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL BOARD
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Earth Optimism celebrates a change in focus from problem to solution in the area of global conservation with an unprecedented gathering of thought leaders, scientists, environmentalists, artists, civic leaders and international media.
The global conservation movement has reached a turning point. We have documented the fast pace of habitat loss, the growing number of endangered and extinct species, and the increasing speed of global climate change. Yet while the seriousness of these threats cannot be denied, there are a growing number of examples of improvements in the health of species and ecosystems, along with benefits to human well-being, thanks to our conservation actions. Earth Optimism is a global initiative that celebrates a change in focus from problem to solution, from a sense of loss to one of hope, in the dialogue about conservation and sustainability.
March 31, 2017
Still want a chance to show your film at the Earth Optimism Summit? You still ... more
February 17, 2017
The regulation of microbeads is saving the environment more
February 2, 2017
The Earth Optimism global mission celebrates a focus-shift in the dialogue about conservation and sustainability, ... more
February 1, 2017
The global conservation movement has reached a turning point. more
January 25, 2017
The lovable Giant Panda, as of 2016, is no longer considered an endangered species. more
Once nearly extinct, the population of these wild horses has rebounded on the dusty steppes ... more
August 15, 2016
Researchers feared the endangered ungulate had gone locally extinct. The Bactrian deer proved them wrong more
August 3, 2016
The concept of species is flawed, but it still has a huge bearing on conservation ... more
October 7, 2016
The zoo's cassowary “still has that mysterious aura about her—that prehistoric, dinosaur-walking-through-the-rainforest-quality." more
July 10, 2015
Part of this conservation success story relies on the bontebok’s inability to jump more