What is the CCRN?

What is the CCRN?

The Community Conservation Research Network (CCRN) is an international initiative to understand and support the links between communities, conservation and livelihoods, and to seek out best governance practices to support the combination of community-based conservation and sustainable livelihoods.

The CCRN is a partnership of indigenous, community, university, governmental and nongovernmental organizations. The CCRN undertakes local-level community-based research and capacity building activities at our sites around the world, and works globally (notably through this website) to provide a focal point on the crucial themes of Communities, Conservation and Livelihoods. The CCRN’s research, which applies a consistent social-ecological systems lens, is producing a range of insights – on such themes as regional and community environmental governance, indigenous self-governance, local networking and the success of conservation initiatives – that will yield important lessons for communities, policy makers and decision makers at all levels, from local to global.

Network Director Dr. Anthony Charles, CCRN Researchers Dr. Fikret Berkes, Dr. Merle Sowman, Dr. Trudy Sable, Dr. Don Hall, Dr. Derek Armitage, Dr. Juan Carlos Seijo, and Innu Nation representative Richard Nuna discuss the CCRN’s research themes of Meanings, Motivations, Governance and Outcomes.