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On October 17th, Earth Island’s annual Brower Youth Awards (BYA) returns to the historic, elegant Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. BYA is North America’s top prize for bold, innovative environmental leaders ages 13-22! 2017 Award Recipients will be announced shortly – check the Brower Youth Awards web site to learn about their accomplishments.

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Earth Island Journal

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Award-winning environmental reporting, commentary, and analysis

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Heavy Metal
The debate about how to reduce use of lead ammunition is heating up in Oregon.

An Unraveling Web
Along the California coast, a race to save marine mammals from a life-threatening toxin.

De-Junking Paradise
A province of Vanuatu is turning to local, organic food in an effort to stave off diet-related illness.

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Restoration Initiatives

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Funds dynamic community based restoration programs in Southern California focused on protecting and enhancing wetlands and watersheds.

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More than 70 projects working around the world to protect our environment.

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Earth Island Announces Sponsorship of Ecovet Global

How do veterinarians play a role in global development and environmental conservation?

With the world population projected to reach nine billion by 2050, the demand for nutrient dense animal source foods is increasing, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, where the majority of communities survive on subsistence farming and small-holder livestock ownership. Yet infrastructure challenges and limited access to veterinary care are largely impacting animal health and production.

Meet Kate Sulzner, global health veterinarian and Director of Ecovet Global. “One of our priorities is to improve livestock health and sustainable production as a means to alleviate food insecurity, promote animal welfare, and support agropastoral livelihoods. By prioritizing food security and livestock health first, we can work with communities to implement long-term goals to protect local biodiversity and natural resources.”

Through the lense of animal health, our latest project is using an integrated model to create a cascade of effects that can positively impact livelihoods, human health and nutrition, gender equity, and biodiversity.

Learn more here.