Linking local communities, conservation and sustainable livelihoods to address environmental and economic challenges.

We are focused on understanding the diverse meanings of conservation, the motivations for environmental stewardship and the best practices for governance and decision making to achieve conservation and sustainable livelihoods.

CCRN Communities Conservation Livelihoods
Terraced rice field inside fog and morning ray in Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam
Study of Livelihoods, fishermen - Community Conservation Research Network CCRN study site

Community Stories from around the globe

Building the capacity of community members, researchers, and government managers to tackle complex problems leads to empowered communities, improved joint problem solving, sustainable livelihoods and more effective conservation.

Communities in Action

Imagine a map of the world, with thousands of points highlighted, each a shining example of a community protecting its environment and sustainable livelihoods.

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