Nature Conservancy CEO McCormick explores new land protection efforts abroad
After preserving more than 117 million acres in the United States and other countries, members of the Nature Conservancy are moving beyond traditional land acquisition efforts. Steve McCormick, president and chief executive officer of the group, explains the path ahead for protecting a wide range of ecosystem types through the use of conservation easements and partnerships with private landowners. McCormick also discusses the group's involvement in the rediscovery of the ivory-billed woodpecker, long thought to be extinct. Plus, a look at TNC's position on Endangered Species Act reform in Congress, potential conservation tax changes, and a 2003 Washington Post series critical of the group's tactics.