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.
Well-designed catch shares – particularly when they include accumulation limits – can provide safeguards for small boat fishermen, their families, and their communities. Because these are the people who are hurt most when fisheries collapse, Environmental Defense Fund believes it is imperative to ensure that management programs take the needs of both fish and fishermen into account. Catch shares are uniquely suited to do so in a number of ways that conventional fishery management plans could not.
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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.
The vision of the Natural Capital Project is a world in which people, governments, and corporations recognize the values of natural capital – embodied in Earth's lands, waters and biodiversity – in supporting human well-being, and routinely incorporate these values into decision-making.
We are advancing three strategies to achieve this vision: creating innovative, practical tools; testing and implementing these in major policy decisions, in sites and sectors globally; and engaging leaders to magnify the impact of models of success.
Blog from Conservation International on a project in Haiti to engage youth in conservation.
Water levels in Lake Naivasha are on the rise following the conservation efforts by various stakeholders around the lake to conserve it. Flower farms, fishermen and farmers at catchment areas are running joint restoration efforts aimed at limiting pollution and wastage of the lake's water. Currently water levels are at 1889.57 meters and according to Craig Olton the production manager of Finlay Horticulture one of the horticultural companies engaged in the lake's restoration efforts.
"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.
This is a video taken from one of the World Leaders Dialogues at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in JeJu and focuses on the theme of Nature + Food. This conference features a series World Leaders Dialogue, each centered on a different theme. This was recorded on September 8, 2012.
For a summary of the main points made in this dialogue, see Ecoagriculture's blog, which is linked below.