The Boeing Company is a long-time partner of The Nature Conservancy. In addition to supporting conservation projects and science on the ground, Boeing employees have also volunteered their time and energy to the Conservancy’s environmental stewardship projects.
In 2010, Boeing teamed up with The Nature Conservancy in Indonesia to support groundbreaking efforts to conserve native tropical forests and reduce carbon emissions resulting from deforestation. In partnership with Indonesian government agencies, The Conservancy is working with local communities to create development strategies that demonstrate the potential for sustainable forest management.
And in Missouri, Boeing is helping to protect the Current River, one of the most important watersheds in the central United States. The lands and waters of the Current River support 35 globally significant species, 25 of which are among the most intact or only such populations found on Earth. The river also supports local economies which are based heavily on timber and tourism. Boeing supports the Conservancy’s work with communities to identify and manage priority forest projects that build a culture of sustainable forestry in the region.
In addition, Boeing is working with the Conservancy to support marine spatial planning for the Puget Sound in Washington State. An exciting new opportunity in ocean protection and management, marine spatial planning is a process that will ultimately help find a balance between human use and nature’s needs in order to ensure that oceans are healthy for the future. This project will provide data and scientific support for making business decisions that affect resources, economies and social wellbeing.April 21, 2011