Conservation Biology Institute releases new Linkage Priority conservation modeling tool intended to help practitioners prioritize across wildlife linkages to target for conservation within a region.
The Staying Connected Initiative and Ontario Road Ecology Group launch the Roads and Wildlife Portal, a dynamic, interactive website to share information about road mitigation projects and guidance, designs, and studies related to maintaining and restoring connected habitats for fish and wildlife.
California voters pass Proposition 68, dedicating more than $4 billion to water and land conservation
a particular focus on creating, maintaining, and improving access to open space in underserved communities.
New “Farms Under Threat” report quantifies the loss of agricultural lands over the last two decades, providing new and comprehensive national-level mapping and analysis.
article explores conservation efforts in the Chesapeake Bay watershed to highlight the interdependence of land and water protection.
William Penn Foundation invests an additional $42 million into the Delaware River Watershed Initiative, a collaborative effort involving more than 65 NGO partners working together to protect and restore clean water throughout the watershed.
Opinion piece in
highlights the need for systems thinking for addressing complex social and environmental problems.
article offers reflections on species conservation in the 21st Century by looking at orangutan conservation efforts to underscore the need for embracing landscape-level approaches in targeted species conservation.
Alaska Park Science
article highlights the importance of landscape linkages and connectivity in Alaska.
Dialogue on Collaboration
at the University of Utah explored where collaboration could play a role in addressing pressing issues involving the Great Salt Lake.
The Science of Strategic Conservation
, a newly released book, explores how to make conservation more successful, cost-effective, scientific, and transparent by drawing upon structured decision-making, mathematical programming, and an understanding of market forces and human behavior.
Christian Science Monitor
article highlights the economic imperative of environmental sustainability for Maine lobstermen.
article focuses on habitat corridors and explores key challenges and opportunities for implementation of successful on-the-ground habitat connectivity projects.
Thousands of scientists endorse paper that argues a U.S.-Mexico border wall would have a major deleterious effect on biodiversity.
New research suggests participation in payment for ecosystem services programs not only improves environmental outcomes but also improves social capital in local communities.
Climate Resilience Fund announces grant awards for Collaboration and Coordination in the Resilience Ecosystem.
A new “pooled match inventory” finance mechanism is being trialed in New England, with land trusts in the Long Island Sound watershed donating the value of select conservation easements to match and secure federal funding for additional land conservation projects throughout the watershed.
Wildlife Habitat Council releases white paper: Enhancing Habitat Connectivity through Corporate Conservation.
In Vermont, an evolution in “working landscapes:” managing forests with recreation as one of the forest products.