Pastoralist Transformations to Resilient Futures: Understanding Climate from the Ground Up is a project that aims to explore East African pastoralists’ perceptions of climatic changes and their experiences coping with related challenges. Another goal is to engage scientists, pastoralists and policy-makers in co-producing knowledge about local adaptation and solutions to climate change in the rangelands of East Africa. Dr. Kathleen Galvin and Dr.
East African pastoralists have historically coped with seasonal and annual climatic variability. However, as climatic changes are intensifying in the region, their livestock-dependent livelihoods are ever more vulnerable to increasingly frequent droughts and other extreme events.
Maasai pastoralists in East Africa are using video to share their stories and experiences about coping with seasonal and annual climatic variability. As climatic changes intensify in the region, their livestock-dependent livelihoods are ever more vulnerable to increasingly frequent droughts and other extreme events.
An Ethiopian project aimed at regenerating forests has received Africa’s first UN-administered temporary carbon credits for a land use project. The project, run by small farmers in southwestern Ethiopia, is restoring natural native species, water supply, and wildlife. Revenue from the carbon credits is being reinvested in additional community-driven activities.
Partnerships between local people and conservation organizations can make significant
contributions to long-term success in conserving biological diversity, and managing
resources sustainably. Strong partnerships help give conservation the broadly based
political legitimacy that it often lacks, and create adaptive capacity to address pressing
conservation needs, which is unlikely to develop without the combined efforts of
multiple groups. Establishing strong partnerships remains a challenging task for conservation
"For decades, the people of southern Louisiana have gradually struggled with the collapse of the Mississippi River Delta. Land that once provided shelter from hurricanes, space for agriculture, a basis for livelihoods and a source for recreation has — sometimes in one generation — disappeared.
Blog from EcoAgriculture on efforts to bring together indigenous knowlegde and scientific knowledge into ecosystem management.
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Resource Protection Strategies Designed to Address Potential Oil and Gas Development on Red Mountain Open Space, Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, and Meadow Springs Ranch
In the first half of the 21st century, rising human demands for food, water, energy and land will collide on a global scale unless bold and creative action is taken now. Over the past few decades, numerous groups seeking to address the challenges of food production, ecosystem management and rural development have reached across traditional sectoral boundaries in search of partnerships to solve what are clearly inter-connected problems. Their work reflects a ‘whole landscape’ approach that seeks to meet the full range of needs from the land and resource base.