Sandra Cordon


A longtime journalist in her native Canada and in her adopted home of Italy, Cordon is a contributing writer and editor with GLF and CIFOR. Cordon worked across Canada with the national news agency The Canadian Press (CP) before focusing on monetary policy as a speechwriter with The Bank of Canada. She holds degrees in political science and journalism and is at present working towards her Master's degree in International Relations with Queen Mary University in London. 

By this writer
How sacred groves protect deities, culture and biodiversity
7 Apr 2022

In Asia and Africa, researchers examine the biodiversity benefits inherent to sacred sites

Pulsing with goodness
10 Feb 2022

World Pulses Day reminds us that dietary diversity need not strain the planet

New coalition strives for sustainable food systems
3 Sep 2021

Experts hail local knowledge, youth and finance as solutions

Creating a “profound transformation” of Africa’s landscapes
27 Aug 2021

Three questions with Future Africa director Cheikh Mbow

The endangered dugong: a shy ‘ecosystem engineer’
27 Jul 2021

The legendary sea herbivores support fishing industries and carbon stocks – through their ferocious appetites

Oceans “not yet beyond repair,” but getting closer
11 May 2021

The Second World Ocean Assessment lays out critical state of oceans – and how little is known about them

Leaders gather to discuss how a circular bioeconomy can succeed
22 Mar 2021

A nature- and people-powered economy could create USD 3.5 trillion in business opportunities and 87 million jobs by 2030

Green bonds fall short in biodiversity and sustainable land-use finance, says research
29 Oct 2020

Energy projects receive most green bond proceeds, new paper discusses finding balance

For these 6 species, there could be fewer than 100 left
18 Sep 2020

Here are some of the most critically endangered species on Earth

New global biodiversity goals are being developed before the last ones were met
18 Sep 2020

Three major reports on nature say we've missed our set 2020 targets

Can local and Indigenous realities guide the way to better biodiversity policy?
17 Sep 2020

Stories from corners of the world form recommendations in major new report

Variety of life on Earth is being lost at “unprecedented” pace
15 Sep 2020

Seminal U.N. report assesses political action to curb decline in biodiversity

Global vertebrate populations have plunged by two-thirds, says World Wildlife Fund
10 Sep 2020

New flagship report looks at biodiversity loss as “the unravelling of nature”

Major biodiversity reports soon to reveal consequential state of decline
9 Sep 2020

Series of reports and U.N. meetings to address latest findings on biodiversity loss

All hail the rise of the climate-smart potato
19 Aug 2020

Plus, 5 facts about the humble root vegetable’s extraordinary potential