23 Nov Webinar #10: The Power of Community: Effective Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods
This webinar presents some of the insights coming from the work of the Community Conservation Research Network (CCRN) over the past six years. Tony Charles, CCRN Director, explores the linkages of Communities, Conservation and Livelihoods by drawing on the network’s case studies of communities around the world, the environmental and livelihood challenges they face, and their efforts to respond to those challenges. The webinar highlights three big messages. (1) A diverse ‘portfolio’ of environmental stewardship is used by communities worldwide to safeguard local economies and livelihoods. (2) There is a crucial positive feedback of local communities engaging in environmental stewardship, producing healthier environments that contribute to community well-being and resilience. (3) Government support is important for the success of community conservation, and hence deserves greater attention in both policy and practical terms. The webinar includes an invitation to contribute to Communities in Action – CCRN’s global project to ‘put communities on the map’ by crowdsourcing stories of community conservation and sustainable livelihoods.