Category Archives: News

Acerca de la violencia en contra de los defensores de los Territorios Indígenas

Iniciamos el Año Nuevo celebrando el reconocimiento de los derechos ancestrales de nueve comunidades indígenas de Indonesia sobre sus territorios forestales. Hoy, estamos devastados por el asesinato de Isidro Baldenegro López, la segunda chispa brillante y galardonado con el Premio Goldman extinta por fuerzas oscuras, después de Berta Cáceres.
De la manera más firme, El Fondo […]

Trustee Transitions

With the New Year comes changes to the Christensen Board of Trustees. After five years of dedicated service as the Chair of the Board, Atossa Soltani will step down in compliance with Christensen’s bylaws. She will continue serving as a Christensen Trustee. Atossa, who founded Amazon Watch in 1996 and served as the organization’s Executive Director […]

Nature Based Solutions for Mental Health

IUCN World Conservation Congress  –   The paradox that many of us working on environmental issues know too well is that for all our talk about Nature, we spend very little time in it. Most of our time is spent behind blue screens rather than under blue skies or on blue seas.
At an experiential level I […]

Declaration of the Farmers Forum for Organic and Ecological Agriculture

On October 7th, 2015, small-scale farmers and representatives of farmers’ organizations from around Africa gathered in Lagos, Nigeria, for the 3rd African Organic Agriculture Conference, where they committed to paper a “Declaration of the Farmers Forum for Organic and Ecological Agriculture.” The participants–who included peasants, local communities, family farmers, pastoralists, fish and livestock breeders, and […]

Ethiopia: The Most Bird-Friendly Coffee in the World

In the birthplace of coffee, unique new research shows how shade-grown coffee benefits species other than tired humans.
A recent study by PhD student Evan Buechley and his professor and long-term Christensen grantee Çağan Şekercioğlu (University of Utah) shows how ecological and cultural history can determine how agriculture impacts biodiversity and ecosystem function in the forest-farm […]