Local governments around the world have a new tool to help share and use vast amounts of biodiversity knowledge collected in the course of their work.
Any collaborative conservationist would appreciate and readily receive an extra dose of equanimity. But calmness under pressure is hard to come by these days, especially among emotionally charged opinion seekers like me. As a supposed “relationship master,” I’m envious of those “architects of analysis” and those “drivers of decision-making” who surround me and who seem so skilled at (calmly) synthesizing, structuring, and solidifying effective thought, word, and action.
The infiltration of pine beetles in South Dakota has caused both loggers and members of the Lakota tribe to work together and are both working to clear the infected trees in their region.
Over the past five decades, African agriculture has failed to meet the demands of a continent set to become the most populous region on earth by 2025.
Video from Rainforest Alliance on developing local knowledge for farming in the forests of Madagascar.
"Conservation agriculture has been promoted as a means to increase water and nutrient efficiencies in semi-arid regions of African, through a suite of practices such as cover-cropping and no-till agriculture. However, adoption of conservation agriculture on the continent has been low.
blog from ecoagricuture.org on working with local communities in Madagascar to stop illegal hunting and forest clearing with Conservation International's Conservation Steward's Program.
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This blog from Ecoagriculture details using sustainable land managment practices in Western Kenya as a methodology for carbon sequestration. The goal being to improve smallholder farming techniques and productivity as well as increasing crops' resilience to climate change. This methodology involves the use of carbon credits and was developed by The World Banks BioCarbon Fund.
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Transformation of the Khorezm region of Uzbekistan from forested to agricultural landscapes resulted in the formation of hundreds of lakes, the dynamics of which are largely controlled by inputs from irrigation runoff waters. The importance of the ecological and socio-cultural dimensions of one of these lakes, Shurkul, is discussed in order to understand the connection between humans and their environment.