The second cohort of the Center for Collaborative Conservation fellowships was awarded to sixteen fellows. This cohort included nine graduate students, three faculty members, and four conservation practitioners. Among this group of fellows were two interns who assisted in projects. These fellows also represented six departments and two colleges from CSU, as well as three NGO’s.
The second cohort of CCC fellows focused their work in eleven diverse locations that included:
- Guinea Bissau
- Costa Rica
- United States
Of the seven fellows who focused their work in the United States, five worked in communities across Colorado from the Front Range to the Western Slope, one worked with a rancher’s collaborative in Montana, and another with members of more than thirty tribal nations across the nation.
Their worked focused on problems as diverse as:
- the sharing of scarce water resources among agricultural and urban communities in Colorado
- conservation of the endangered Mongolian wild ass
- engagement of transboundary stakeholders in ecosystem services projects in Costa Rica and Panama
- better understand how collaboratives work and how they can work effectively through using both market and non-market-based incentives for conservation