Why Conservation Needs Women: Supporting Women’s Networks for Community Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

And most of them had never even visited the Arnavon Islands, where their communities have led conservation efforts to protect this endangered species for more than 20 years. Specifically, community conservation often takes place largely without women, and that’s not a good thing.

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Healthy Coastal Habitats: Examples for Nature and People

Nature Conservancy - Science

In the first part of our two-part series on the advantages of healthy coastal habitats, we portrayed salt marshes as the superheroes of coastal communities, providing measurable benefits to people and nature, and not asking for much in return. Community buy-in is key.

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Mobile Text Surveys: A Smarter Way to Measure Conservation’s Impacts on People?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Donors, other funders, governments and potential partners are demanding that our work be sensitive to people’s welfare and even enhance it if possible. And it’s impractical to survey people frequently. The Community Response. A Samburu woman checks her cell phone.

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Mauka to Makai: Community Conservation from Mountains to Oceans

Conservancy Talk

We were both participating in E Alu Pū , a gathering of indigenous and community-led conservation leaders and practicioners from across the Pacific held in concert with the IUCN’s World Conservation Congress.

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Community Leaders Support New Apprenticeship Initiative

Green (Living) Review

A decline in the number of apprentices entering the construction sector and the increase in the number of unemployed under 25-year olds, has given rise to a new initiative aimed at strengthening communities and offering young people skills and advancement in the building industry. The initiative, launched this week by CC Developments UK 2007 Ltd, has been given a much-welcomed reception by community development schemes in London and its surrounding boroughs.

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New Study Adds Healthier Weight to List of Community Garden Benefits

Green (Living) Review

Journeyworks Publishing’s brochure, “Community Gardens: 25 Things Everyone Should Know” can help build support for local garden projects. A lower BMI can mean a healthier weight for individuals, healthier communities and lower health care costs. Plant the seeds of better health.

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Nature’s Climate Solutions

Conservancy Talk

This kind of conservation work not only saves nature; it also benefits people by creating economic opportunities and reducing risk for communities threatened by climate change. Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges facing our planet today.

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Nature Protects People

Conservancy Talk

Last week, I was in South Florida with partners from local government, the private sector and the international community to highlight the vital role that nature plays in protecting people in Miami-Dade County and coastal communities around the world.

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Urban outreach strategies for protected area agencies

The Green Changemakers

The Urban Imperative: Urban outreach strategies for protected area agencies How those responsible for protected areas can better serve people in large cities and build stronger urban constituencies for nature conservation Proceedings of a workshop at the Vth World Parks Congress, Durban, South Africa, 8-17 September 2003 EDITED BY TED TRZYNA Following are links to articles posted on this Web site in HTML form.

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Science: On Earth Day, Hope for a Better Future

Nature Conservancy - Science

The word “science” means many things to different people. Today, state and municipal governments across the country are following that science to restore and protect wetlands, sand dunes, oyster reefs and other natural areas that can help protect communities and defend against future storms.

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Hotspots for People: A New Conservation Strategy

Nature Conservancy - Science

This Nature Longread essay first appeared in SNAP Magazine , which features great writing on the intersection of nature and human well-being as part of the website of the Science for Nature and People (SNAP) collaboration.

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Can We Restore…Everything? 100 Words from Hobbs, Ellis, Marvier & Others

Nature Conservancy - Science

Yes, argued a paper last fall in the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution , if you think of that lot as a place that can’t be restored to a natural state before people turned it weedy and parkable (as in, “can be parked on by cars” — not “can be turned into a park”).

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How Could Land Tenure Security Affect Conservation?

Nature Conservancy - Science

People all over the world rely on the land for their livelihoods, and the decisions they make both directly and indirectly impact the land and everything on it, including the soil, forests, and wildlife. What happens on these lands affects more far more than just Bataa and his community.

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Burning for Biodiversity: How Hunting Promotes Healthy Ecosystems in the Australian Desert

Nature Conservancy - Science

Hunting and fire — wartilpa and waru — are inextricably linked for the Martu people, the traditional owners of the Western Desert. Australia’s Western desert is some of the most remote country in the world, but for the Martu people it’s home.

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14 Keys To Building People Friendly Communities

The Green Changemakers

by Kaid Benfield [link] I’ll be speaking later this week to a new (to me) audience on the subject of sustainable communities, and I’ve been thinking about what I would like to say. When it comes to community, people must come first. Urban Community

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The Surprising Importance of Freshwater Fisheries to Global Food Security

Nature Conservancy - Science

If you’re thinking about how fisheries feed people around the globe, chances are you start picturing oceans. The reality, though, is that freshwater fisheries are crucial in feeding millions of people around the globe. People catch fish for their own use or to sell in local communities.

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‘Community is the cornerstone of our energy future’

Green (Living) Review

But there is another more exciting aspect of this transformation, which is beginning to take hold, and that has captured the imaginations of people across the UK. So, when the level of change required is so huge, why is community energy such an important part of the transformation in the UK?

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Building Thriving, Resilient Communities

The Green Changemakers

Sponsored by Thriving Resilient Communities Collaboratory. More than just inspiring stories, this collection contains tools—practical, tested, hands-on ways you can begin making your community more resilient. Community Education Resilience Sustainability Sustainable-development

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Climate Change, Health, and Population Dynamics: A View from Tanzania

Nature Conservancy - Science

As people around the world celebrate the remarkable Paris Agreement to address climate change , there’s a genuine opportunity for countries to act on their financial pledges to help the world adapt to climate change – especially people in developing countries who are most vulnerable.

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Livable Communities

The Green Changemakers

By Carl Anthony Imagine cities as places where working people can afford to live and raise their families, where there is concern for clean air, water, and land. Imagine vital exchanges across generations and beautiful places where people gather. Tags: Green Social Community

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99% Spring Has Sprung: Shareholder Actions Underway Across the.

PR Watch

To get things moving, National Peoples Action (NPA) director George Goehl and nine other members of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (Iowa CCI) went to a Wells Fargo office in downtown Des Moines with a simple, civilized request. Skip to Main Content Area. Contact Us. News Feeds.

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The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

The Green Changemakers

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil - 53 min - Jul 6, 2008 [link] When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba's economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half – and food by 80 percent – people were desperate. This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people during this difficult time. Transportation halted, people went hungry and the average Cuban lost 30 pounds. "In

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Economics: The Next Frontier in Conservation Science

Nature Conservancy - Science

We live in a world that is being rapidly transformed by the needs and activities of 7 billion people. 75% of the land on our planet is now used in some way to produce the food, fiber, and energy that these people need to survive.

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Freegan: strategies for sustainable living beyond capitalism

The Green Changemakers

[link] Freegans are people who employ alternative strategies for living based on limited participation in the conventional economy and minimal consumption of resources. Perhaps the most notorious freegan strategy is what is commonly called “urban foraging” or “dumpster diving”.

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Livable Communities through Urban Forestry

The Green Changemakers

Now, it might be nice to solve this problem by closing all our freeways – but that would be a very long-term solution, if at all possible – involving re-planning our cities as “cities of short distances” and encouraging more people to accept alternate transportation modes. By Suzanne H.

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Jonathon Porritt: Community energy is becoming a force for real change

Green (Living) Review

New policy and developments in the cooperative energy space offer great potential for generating wealth, says environmentalist Let''s not get carried away, but it really could be time to get seriously excited about the prospects for community energy in England.

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Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities: Design Strategies for the Post-Carbon World

The Green Changemakers

If a convenience store, café or transit stop is located within a five minute walk, he states, people will walk there. In fact, this book is required for students in the Sustainable Community Development certificate program at Simon Fraser University.

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NACDD Releases New Community Action Guide regarding Food Deserts

Green (Living) Review

People living in food desert or swamp communities are at much greater risk for negative health outcomes including diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. The guide will be updated periodically as new resources and information become available on addressing food deserts in communities.

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World Indigenous Day: Harnessing the Power of the Five Percent

Conservancy Talk

One of Gina’s top priorities is to align conservation practices with the rights of Indigenous peoples, resulting in smart and sustainable conservation which improves the quadruple bottom line for Indigenous peoples, government, corporations and nature.

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Recovery: Ranching Gone Right

Nature Conservancy - Science

For instance, our new grazing plan called for so much monitoring that the BLM couldn’t quite do it, so I hired people to help. But conservation easements protect more than fish, wildlife and open space; they protect communities.

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UN agency head highlights Brazil’s role in promoting family farming and transforming rural communities

Green (Living) Review

"For more than 30 years, IFAD has partnered with Brazil to reduce poverty, transform rural areas and sustainably increase the productivity of poor rural people, whilst still protecting the environment. Both projects should be operational by the end of 2018, bringing the total amount of IFAD-supported investment in the country to over $550 million, with more than 300,000 families (around 1 million people) benefitting. Last April, IFAD approved a new country strategy for Brazil.

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Developing Collective Wisdom in Communities, Cities, & Regions

The Green Changemakers

We serve the vision of a world in which place-based communities become increasingly thriving and resilient. What community wisdom systems are strengthening the people and places where we live today? Community healing circles are a local approach.

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Urban development strategies

The Green Changemakers

URBAN DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES - ebook MANAGING ASIAN CITIES Books, Periodicals, Studies, and Reports ISBN: 978-971-561-698-0 Publication Date: June 2008 In stock The challenge of urbanization in Asia is unprecedented — some 1.1 billion people will move to cities in the next 20 years. Rather than suggesting prescriptive interventions, we concentrate on government as less of a doer and more of a facilitator for the community and private sector.

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Community Design Resources

The Green Changemakers

[link] ARTICLES The Ahwahnee Principles : Toward more livable communities. Building Livable Communities with Transit - Elements of Good Transit-Oriented Development. Shaping the Tools of Re-Invention : Good Citizens, Better Communities. By Dave Davis Ten Keys to Walkable/Livable Communities. Back to Top REPORTS Healthy Communities in California's San Joaquin Valley: Community Design Toolkit (PDF; 42.1 Management Planning Governance Community Education

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Conscious Community

The Green Changemakers

[link] Conscious Community Intention I am here for mutual support to practice the universal Virtues of Love, Integrity, Courage, Service, and Respect as a way to grow spiritually and to become a catalyst for the emergence of a new society. We gather to support each other's passions to make a better world and weave the good already happening in our communities into a more unified power for change. America is awakening—one community at a time. Why Build Conscious Community?

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The Power of a Healthy Watershed for Energy Security in Gabon

Nature Conservancy - Science

Gabon is a country embarking on a major transformation to convert its economy from one largely focused on petroleum extraction to a more diversified economy that leverages the country’s rich natural resources – yet also takes care of them through a “green” development strategy.

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In defence of ecovillages: the communities that can teach the world to live sustainably

The Green Changemakers

by Anitra Nelson Associate Professor, Centre for Urban Research (GUSS, RMIT), RMIT University What types of communities do the best job of living with a minimal impact on the planet? Community Eco-design Ecology Economy Ecovillage Future Social Sustainability Sustainable-development

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Shoot Out the Lights: Science, Hydropower & Reality on the Mekong

Nature Conservancy - Science

“perspectives of local people on dams defy simple answers and conclusions.” The rest of the trip I heard a lot of different perspectives and stories, but one thing was clear: perspectives of local people on dams defy simple answers and conclusions. Sunset on the Mekong.

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Transformative Community Planning: Empowerment Through Community Development

The Green Changemakers

Prepared for the 1996 Planners Network Conference, "Renewing Hope, Restoring Vision: Progressive Planning in Our Communities." by Marie Kennedy INTRODUCTION What is community development? I'm going to share some thoughts about some of the elements of effective planning for community development--a planning practice that I sometimes call transformative community planning. I see real community development as combining material development with the development of people.

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"Buy local" programs coming to communities throughout B.C.

Green (Living) Review

Canada : Government funding is now available to support local food producers by encouraging British Columbians to shop for food produced in their own communities. foods is a key commitment of government's Agrifoods Strategy, a component of the B.C. Agriculture products such as pet food, floriculture and nursery products that are not consumed by people. farm community, and is working to develop a program that will help build consumer awareness of locally produced foods.

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