This inventory and status report is part of an ongoing initiative to create and expand the Practitioners’
Network for Large Landscape Conservation throughout North America. It may also be used to promote,
support, and advance large landscape conservation in the Rocky Mountain West.
The Practitioners’ Network is an informal group of individuals and organizations committed to addressing
the most important land and water issues facing North America—including land use patterns,
In the hillsides of Trinidad’s Northern Range, smallholder subsistence farming systems dominate the landscape. Pushed to this frontier by escalating pressure on low-lying agriculture lands from more urban development and a rising population, farmers continue to rely on short-term crops on the steep slopes there.
Natural resource managers are seeking tools to help them address current and future effects of climate change.
Columbia may more than double the size of the remote and poorly-known Chiribiquete National Park to make it the biggest protected area in the Columbian Amazon, reports El Espectador.
Under a proposal laid out last year, Columbia's national park service is slated to expand Chiribiquete to about 3 million hectares, up from its current 1.3 million hectares. The park, located in southern Columbia, was established in 1989 and is home to more than 300 bird species, 7 monkey species, and 300 butterfly species.
For the last four years I’ve managed CI’s Green Wall project in Indonesia. This project is located in the Gunung Gede-Pangrango National Park, a forested, mountainous landscape that is one of the last havens for biodiversity on the island of Java.
The Conservation Catalysts Network (CCN) focuses on universities, colleges and research institutions that are catalyzing large landscape conservation. Our members are pairings of academic and research institutions with conservation initiatives (for example, the pairing of the Harvard Forest and the Wildlands and Woodlands Initiative).
Interested in becoming a more effective conservation leader? The Society for Conservation Biology will host a 2-day "Building Leadership Capacity in Conservation" workshop at the 2013 International Congress for Conservation Biology in Baltimore. This highly interactive workshop is for 25 conservation professionals from around the world, tailored to the unique needs of conservation scientists and practitioners at any stage in their career.
Abstract Deadline – Just 4 Weeks Away
Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation . . . Though the title is dry, the course itself will be rich with discussion, thought provoking, and stimulating for personal growth and professional development. At first glance, this course may seem adequate for program directors, office administrators, state and federal evaluators, and anyone else with a brief case or clip board.