The skyscraper Qatari capital city of Doha is a far cry from Cecilia Kibe’s home in Turkana district, a remote area in Kenya inhabited by mostly nomadic communities and pastoralists hit hard by the effects of climate change.
In the Tigray Region of Ethiopia, severe land degradation, population growth and immigration, and unsustainable agricultural practices and management have undermined food security and rural livelihoods. Increased and recurrent drought and unpredictable and variable rainfall since the 1970s have exacerbated these problems. Climate change is multiplying the threats.
Brazilian policymakers can take some of the credit for a dramatic slowdown in the deforestation rate in the Brazilian Amazon, say experts – but that’s not the whole story. In November Brazil announced
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Colorado State University’s Colorado Water Institute (CWI) is spearheading a U.S. Deartment of Agriculture-funded research project on water for agriculture in the Colorado River Basin (CRB).
The Center for Integrated Solutions to Climate Challenges is seeking applications for an Executive Director. The Director will lead the Center for Integrated Solutions to Climate Challenges to be an internationally reputed climate adaptation center that is engaged in providing climate knowledge and service at all levels.
The Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council will be hosting an Alaskan Conservation Foundation Internship this year. The successful candidate will be either currently enrolled in university or a recent graduate.
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.
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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.