From Solutions Magazine, a look at CSOs (Civil Society Organizations) and the strategies they will need to make an impact in the face of climate change and other global issues.
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Article from Conservation International on possible future conflicts arising from droughts and water rights issues. They emphasize the importance of working with partners to establish agreements between countries as soon as possible to prevent conflict.
March 1, 2013
The Environmental Studies Program at Colby College, in conjunction with partner universities, colleges, and research institutions, is hosting a conference on March 1, 2013 in Waterville, Maine, that will focus on students as catalysts for large landscape conservation.
Core to the planning–implementation gap in conservation is the failure to achieve the necessary shared vision and collaboration among typically diverse stakeholder groups to translate conservation assessments and plans into sustained on-ground outcomes for conservation. We suggest that a process of describing and sharing mental models—the cognitive frameworks that people use to interpret and understand the world—provides promising and as yet underutilized techniques for conservation planners to improve implementation success.
This article coauthored by CCC director, Dr. Robin Reid was recently awarded the 2012 Sustainability Science Award for having a great contribution to the emerging science of ecosystem and regional sustainability through integration of ecological and social sciences. Abstract and link are below.
In this interview with founder and chairman of Conservation International, Peter Seligmann, he talks about the organizations choice to refocus on efforts to link environmental conservation to "the economic self-interest of surrounding communitites and countries."
For interview, see link below.
This article from the World Resources Institute discusses the importance of land rights in creating strong incentives for sustainable land management and this issue's conspicuous absence from the Rio +20 agenda.
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.
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.