Conservation Updates from the Earth Optimism Summit

May 02nd, 2017

The Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. held an Earth Optimism Summit in April 2017.  The Earth Optimism Summit is a gathering of thought leaders, practitioners, pioneering scientists and researchers, environmentalists, artists, civic leaders, industry participants, media, philanthropists, and other conservation-minded citizens. 

Featured Content at the Summit, included:

    Species Survival
    Solutions for Pollution
    Success in the City
    Transforming Transportation
    People and Communities for Change
    Working Land and Seascapes
    Saving Wild Spaces
    Energy Innovation
    Film Screenings
    Conservation Courses
    And Much More...

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

This Summit captured several conservation success stories from across the globe and we are sharing here: