This links to a great blog from blog.ecoagriculture.org coming from the Volcanica Central Talamanca Biological Corridor in Costa Rica, where a successful multi-stakeholder platform manages the Reventazon watershed.
This article titled One solution to global overfishing highlights the studies done examining the effectiveness of co-management in reducing overfishing.
'"We found clear evidence of people's ability to overcome the 'tragedy of the commons' by making and enforcing their own rules for managing fisheries," explains team leader Dr Josh Cinner of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University, Australia.'
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Reporting to the Foundation’s Vice President, the Program Director is responsible for implementing and advancing Water As A Crop™, particularly in planning for and developing the bases of pilot sites each of which has support of engaged landowners and local partners. S/he will establish, train, and facilitate effective pilot site teams of landowners, science advisors, funders, and other persons or groups necessary to the success of each site. In order to make each demonstration project work it is essential that participating landowners benefit from results.
This article published in 2008 by Conservation Biology details learning exchanges carried out between African and American pastoralists, ranchers, scientists and conservationists. The goal of this exchange was to collaborate and come to agreements for what is needed to conserve grasslands and to identify current weaknesses.
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This paper looks at using a volunteer-based program for sea turtle management in North Carolina in evaluating citizen science and collaborative conservation. Volunteers conduct wildlife monitering and are able to use what they learn from their experience and research from scientific literature to engage in debate and discussion. Working with the State, volunteers are able to co-produce a conservation practice.
Link to this article is below.
This blog from Ecoagriculture.org discusses the The Management of Aquatic Ecosystems through Community Husbandry (MACH) project in Bangladesh. This project uses a community-based comanagement mechanism to develop local institutions that will manage Bangladesh's wetlands and support communities.
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This article provides a framework for assessing the democratic merits of collaborative public management in terms of seven normative ideals: inclusiveness, representativeness, impartiality, transparency, deliberativeness, lawfulness, and empowerment. The framework is used to analyze a random sample of 76 watershed partnerships in California and Washington State. The study reveals the exclusionary nature of some partnerships and suggests that critical stakeholders are missing from many partnerships. However, representation was generally balanced.
La sociedad humana depende en ecosistemas saludables. Pagos por servicios ambientales (PSA) ha surgido como una herramienta basada en incentivos para proteger y restaurar el flujo de servicios de ecosistemas, cuales
se están degradando en escalas regionales y globales. A través de PSA, usuarios de servicios de ecosistema les pagan a dueños de fincas quienes proveen estos servicios por medio de la administración de los terrenos.
The collapse of fisheries worldwide endangers the livelihoods and food security of tens of millions of people. These fisheries are often small and ill-suited to top-down regulatory intervention. In many cases, a “tragedy of the commons” scenario—in which each individual fisherman seeks only to maximize his own catch—leads to overfishing and collapse. But a recent article in Nature describes a different, far more promising trend.