CCRN Newsletters

Follow the latest developments in linkages of Communities, Conservation and Livelihoods, around the world.

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Explore how local communities engage in conservation to address environmental and economic challenges through stewardship, sustainable livelihoods, supportive policy and innovative governance. In particular, see what is happening across the Community Conservation Research Network (CCRN), including research updates, community stories, videos, publications and student news. To stay updated subscribe to our newsletter using the signup field to the right.

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July 2017 – CCRN News

This month, we share two sessions organised by the CCRN at the MARE 2017 and IASC 2017 conferences, and a CCRN co-sponsored event “Co-building Sustainability and Reconciliation”. We also highlight our upcoming webinar, on the relationship between community conservation and indigenous Inuit art, as well as student research in Bluefields Jamaica.

June 2017 – CCRN NEWS

In this issue, news items include coverage of a study of Bolivian Indigenous communities seeking sustainable use of an introduced fish species, a project that combines art with science to discuss the possible future of Earth’s Oceans, a draft code of conduct for marine conservation, and efforts to protect the Sipekne’katik River (Canada) from environmental threats.

MAY 2017 – CCRN NEWS

This issue features the release of a new book which takes a closer look at governance in coastal communities. We also highlight community conservation in Indonesia, our upcoming webinar on co-managing coastal resources, and the research of CCRN students Aibek Samakov and Wayne Stanley Rice.

APRIL 2017 – CCRN NEWS

In this issue we note our upcoming webinar on “Intergenerational Knowledge Sharing of Conservation Values in Indigenous Communities” and highlight the recent launch of “Communities in Action”, a new online tool and map to highlight communities working to protect their environment and sustain their livelihoods.

MARCH 2017 – CCRN NEWS

We highlight CCRN’s newly released “Webinar Series” with a presentation by Dr. Fikret Berkes on Community Resilience. We also introduce CCRN’s series “In the Spotlight” which takes a closer look at the work of our CCRN students. We share news on the release of an “Ecosystem Services Toolkit” and efforts towards managing the herring fishery on Canada’s West Coast.

FEBRUARY 2017 – CCRN NEWS

In this issue we feature community-based projects promoting conservation and local development, sustainable recreational fishing, and management of a spiny lobster fishery. We also share three community stories from Indonesia, India and Mexico.

JANUARY 2017 – CCRN NEWS

This issue features coverage of how to mainstream community participation and the importance of considering the people’s needs in conservation efforts. We also share two new community stories from Tanzania and from Vancouver Island, Canada, as well as some recent publications and two videos on MPAs in the Philippines and on marine planning in Haida Gwaii (Canada).

NOVEMBER 2016 – CCRN NEWS

In this issue we highlight key points to establish successful marine protected areas in Canada, a short film about a community exchange between fishermen, research news on Pacific salmon and two new community stories from Canada’s west coast and Chile.

OCTOBER 2016 – CCRN NEWS

In this issue we highlight a new documentary that takes a closer look at the Clayoquot Sound in British Columbia, Canada. Other highlights include recent research news from Brazil, a First Nation Water Symposium in Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia, Canada) and a new book chapter on gender and food security.

SEPTEMBER 2016 – CCRN NEWS

We highlight a landmark decision of the IUCN Members’ Assembly regarding membership of Indigenous peoples’ organizations, as well as new publications and research on fishing livelihoods, university outreach and new community stories from Thailand and Mexico.

AUGUST 2016 – CCRN NEWS:

Announcing the release of two major resources for those interested in community conservation: the Governance and Community Conservation Guidebook and the Guidebook on Analysis of Social-Ecological Systems for Community Conservation.

JULY 2016 – CCRN NEWS:

Co-managing aquatic resources, adapting to climate change, tiger shark tracking and two updated community stories from Kyrgyzstan and The Gambia.

JUNE 2016 – CCRN NEWS:

Recent activities of our CCRN team & highlight videos exploring urban indigenous people and fishing rights.

MAY 2016 – CCRN NEWS:

Explore the role of community-based conservation in supporting local and indigenous people, and sustaining local, regional and national economies.

APRIL 2016 – CCRN NEWS:

What are the links between Communities, Conservation and Livelihoods?

MARCH 2016 – CCRN NEWS:

Explore our Community Stories, a sample of how communities are dealing with environmental and livelihood challenges.

FEBRUARY 2016 – CCRN NEWS:

About the Community Conservation Research Network; launch of our newly revamped website.