Happy New Year! As 2013 gets underway we have one more retrospective on the year past. 2012 saw water issues crop up repeatedly. Droughts, flooding, and storms brought the extremes of water availability into focus, and the dependency of agriculture on the resource made it a key sector. Several case studies from landscapes worldwide highlighted these issues.
Restoration Coordinator, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
DURATION: Full-Time Temporary position
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 4, 2013, or until position is filled.
EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: Appox. February 11 to November 25, 2013
For the last fifteen years, I’ve worked as a volunteer – a citizen anthropologist – in the collaborative conservation movement sweeping across the American West. I co-founded the Arizona Common Ground Roundtable in 1997. For the next five years, we (the Roundtable) sponsored forums across the state to bring ranchers, environmentalists, and sportsmen together to talk about the future of Arizona’s wide-open spaces.
The workshop included teams of two from Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, and Peru.
The ‘CCB Standards for Smallholders Initiative’ aims to enhance the Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Standards framework that smallholder- and community-led projects can use to demonstrate their institutional, governance and multiple benefit quality to prospective investors and offset buyers, as well as to develop guidance for projects and to promote the special qualities of these projects to potential donors, investors and offset buye
Exploring the role of forests for mitigation, adaptation, and livelihoods can identify potential synergies and trade-offs.These case studies are based on local experiences in Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam in an attempt to explore how community forestry may contribute to adaptation and mitigation goals.
The governments of the United States andMexico
November 21st is World Fisheries Day, an observance celebrated every year by fishing communities across the globe. CI’s Keith Lawrence recently met with residents of one Ecuadorian fishing community, where he saw firsthand the positive impact that broad conservation efforts are having on local livelihoods.
For over 20 years I’ve worked in the field of fisheries and ocean conservation, mostly in the Gulf of Mexico. During that time I’ve been privileged to catch and enjoy the region’s red snapper, kingfish and flounder. In my view, we can and should balance conservation of the region’s resources with people’s need for jobs, food, and enjoyment. In fact, finding the balance is at the heart of the Gulf’s future.
Afro-Colombian Community Becomes First to Receive VCS Credits for Forest Conservation on Collective Lands. Innovative joint venture between Anthrotect and Afro-descendant communities in northwest Colombia demonstrates the power of direct carbon finance to transform lives, protect wildlife, and preserve vital ecosystems.