Author: CCRN

the Tipping Points Team partnered with CCRN affiliate the Haida Nation and Parks Canada to develop a better understanding of the drivers, dynamics and trade-offs associated with past and potential ecosystem shifts in the Gwaii Haanas National Park, Gwaii Haanas National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site....

CCRN PhD Student Cintia Gillam chose two communities in Timor-Leste, Vila Maumeta and Tutuala, as case studies for her dissertation. Cintia has recently returned from Timor-Lest where she was collecting field data....

Furqan Asif is a PhD candidate in International Development at the University of Ottawa. His research looks at migration, well-being and resilience in Cambodian coastal fishing communities....

** New ** Severe land degradation and environmental disasters can act as triggers to new community conservation and development initiatives and as stimulus to existing ones. ...

** NEW ** Sasi laut is a local knowledge and culture-based practice of coastal resource conservation. Sasi laut weakened due to a lack of government concern about destructive fishing activities. Through cooperation of multiple stakeholders, the sasi laut system has strengthened, helping locals to consider...

The film tells the story of how this ecologically and culturally important seamount came to be protected by the CHN and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans...

The CCRN organised a special session for IASC 2017 (July 10-14) titled “Understanding success at the interface of conservation and sustainable livelihoods – insights from the Community Conservation Research Network”...

CCRN Director Tony Charles organised a special session for MARE 2017 “Coastal Communities, Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods"...

Cheryl Chan's thesis examined how a marine protected area influenced the ecosystem services and social wellbeing of a small scale fishing community in Jamaica...

During the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress, marine conservation practitioners and researchers (including CCRN affiliate Nathan Bennet) met to discuss the need for a code of conduct for marine conservation...

Dr. Merrie, who recently received his PhD in sustainability science, utilized various forms of art (Science Fiction, graphics, and music) to communicate sustainability in alternative ways, that may resonate more strongly with communities than academic papers...

CCRN Member Sadie Beaton authored an article describing the risks the Alton Gas project, located in Nova Scotia, Canada, poses to the Sipekne’katik River and what the Water Protectors from the Mi’kmaw First Nation are doing to address this issue....

** NEW ** Koh Sralao is a small 300 household mangrove-estuarine fishing village on the southwestern coast of Cambodia. Fishers have spoken about fish declines for decades and continue to be concerned about fish stocks...

Les Village's marine environment was devastated by a traditional local use of cyanide for catching marine ornamental fish; however, local conservation began when eco-friendly, community-based approaches were introduced to restore local marine resources...

Between 1999 and 2002 there was exponential growth in the number of Galopagos fishing license holders and vessels. Consequently, fishing effort increased in the spiny lobster fishery leading to its over-exploitation...

** NEW ** Since 2011, indigenous communities have worked with researchers from the Asociación Faunagua, World Fisheries Trust, and the University of Victoria, to better understand the fisheries situation, and identify pathways to improve livelihood and food security in the region...

The coastal ecosystem conservation activities conducted by the local communities have been studied as part of a comparative analysis of the social and ecological conditions that each community experiences, and their influence on the nature of community conservation....

As a way to deal with the many pressures on local natural resources, the Bluefields Community Development Committee is seeking to support the transition of Bluefield’s economy from resource based to service and hospitality based...

The growth of aquaculture and the opening of a new sea mouth has resulted in environmental and social consequences for the Chilika Lagoon. To address these changes lagoon fishers have come together in protest....

West Coast Aquatic provides several consensus-based forums, including a Governance Board that makes policy recommendations to government, and multi-sector roundtables for salmon management, for involving First Nations and other local communities in decision-making....