Author: CCRN

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...

** NEW ** 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...

** NEW ** 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....

Conservation was seen at Koh Pitak as being an essential element of livelihood recovery. The community recognised that they themselves were partially to blame for the environmental degradation that had occurred and designed initiatives to reverse this trend. ...

The Maya people engage in conservation activities that help to maintain the services that the local environment provides....

The people of Qeshm Island have a strong connection to the land and sea. This connection, and sense of environmental belonging have encouraged them to actively participate in community conservation. ...

The Kesho Trust has a long term commitment to the Saadani area and is involved in a variety of initiatives, including a project called Promoting Environmental Conservation and Cooperation...

Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations have been forced to utilize legal actions to protect their resources and have their Aboriginal rights recognized....

I became interested in this field because I am passionate about research that bridges the gap between rural and marginalized communities and decision-making platforms for natural resource governance...

I decided to return to university to study toward a masters and PhD degree so that I could research, teach and contribute more to managing the on-the-ground social-ecological wicked problems we are facing...

Aibek Samakov's thesis took a closer look at the two different management practices observed in the Ysyk-Köl area of Kyrgyzstan – sacred sites and the Biosphere Reserve...