As 2020 begins, many Americans are starting out the new year with resolutions meant to result in positive life changes. Here at Partnership for Conservation, we’re making 2020 our year of environmental stewardship by strengthening our existing resolve to protect more private lands.
While P4C’s actions are always driven by consideration for what our behavior will mean for generations to come, 2020 has already been marked by tragic events that show the true impact of our actions on the climate. CBS News recently reported that the effects of climate change have increased the intensity of fires in Australia, leading to the destruction of vital habitats and the deaths of people and species across the country.
If we want to leave generations to come the same beautiful world we live in, we must immediately take action to combat climate change and make conscious decisions to protect the environment. At P4C, we’re working to ensure private investments can continue to protect precious lands and the benefits they provide both people and nature are protected from the harmful impacts of development.
It is our mission to leave behind a cleaner, healthier environment, but we cannot achieve this without private conservation. It is important to incentivize conservation, given the vast acreage of land in our nation that is owned by private individuals, so landowners decide to protect land from development, rather than convert it into parking garages and shopping malls.
This year, we will be working harder than ever to protect private conservation. Our environment depends on it.