Putting the “Community” in The Nature Conservancy’s Conservation by Design “Community of Practice”

  Conservation by Design 2.0 Facilitator’s Training, Georgia, USA, January 13-17, 2020  Photo: Chris Pague / TNC Story from Natalie Holland (The Nature Conservancy)  So, what exactly are the key advances in Conservation by Design 2.0 (CbD 2.0, TNC’s recently updated core conservation methodology)? How is it similar to and/or…

Planning for Freshwater Protection in the Southeastern United States

Story by Sara Gottlieb, Director of Freshwater Science and Strategy, The Nature Conservancy and CCNet North America Franchise Co-Leader   Protecting land and water is one of The Nature Conservancy’s priorities in North America. The goal is to sustain North America’s biodiversity by conserving a network of resilient sites and connecting corridors that allow species to…

Embracing Social Science in Conservation Planning

Story shared by Leander Lacy, Lacy Consulting Services, LLC, and Lesley Bertolotti, The Nature Conservancy Florida  The Nature Conservancy Florida is demonstrating how nature-based solutions are essential components of watershed management. One area of focus is the Peace Creek Watershed in Polk County, one of the…

Conservation Planning Training Helps Protect Endangered Porpoise in China

Story sent by Wang Luhong and Jin Tong, TNC China   Images below: Yangtze finless porpoise (right), and location of the nature reserves (left) ©TNC  The Yangtze Finless Porpoise (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis) is currently the only freshwater mammal living in the Yangtze River. Due to the human disturbances, the number of these…

Conservation Planning at Multiple Scales in Chile

Story from Irina Montenegro, Strategy and Science Director at WWF Chile and CCNet South America Franchise Leader World Wildlife Fund, The Nature Conservancy, and Wildlife Conservation Society joined forces to organize an Open Standards workshop for 23 participants from government…