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Smithsonian Earth Optimism

A collaboration of the Smithsonian Institution at The Smithsonian Institution

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About Earth Optimism
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 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. We encourage you to join #EarthOptimism2018 on social media, take our free online workshop, or plan a sister event and celebrate what’s working in conservation with us. About Conservation Commons
The Smithsonian Conservation Commons unites scientists from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, National Zoological Park, and Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, as well as the Smithsonian’s rich cultural programs and long standing external partnerships, to tackle complex conservation problems on a global scale. This collaboration builds upon Smithsonian strengths in four strategic conservation areas where our science, cultural assets, and convening power will have the greatest impact: Biodiversity Friendly Food
Movement of Life
Working Land and Seascapes
Earth Optimism

Courses and Programs taught by Smithsonian Earth Optimism



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