Landscapes Blog

June 11, 2016

Four science-backed suggestions for sustainable landscape investments

Interest in investing in sustainability is on the rise. With the Paris Climate Agreement and the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals last year, the political demand to further sustainability across sectors and scales is stronger than ever- a fact that is reflected in current investment trends.Achim Steiner, …
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May 31, 2016

Networks for Large Landscape Conservation in North America

R. Patrick BixlerTexas A&M University

A central challenge of working at the many different scales of the Crown of the Continent is the number of boundaries that exist across the landscape. Applications of network governance at the Crown of the Continent The Crown of the Continent is a vast, unique region, with its 18 million acres stretching from Montana…
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May 25, 2016

North American Models of Large Landscape Conservation

R. Patrick BixlerTexas A&M University

Environmental Problems do not have boundaries and Conservation Challenges affect everyone. Climate change, biodiversity loss, water scarcity, and ecosystem degradation affect diverse groups of people across large areas. These problems transcend jurisdictional and other socially-constructed boundaries. Action to addr…
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May 11, 2016

Agriculture or Forest? Studying Tree Cultivation in West Java, Indonesia

Syed Ajijur RahmanUniversity of Copenhagen, Bangor University, and CIFOR

Small-scale farmers in Indonesia boast a number of agroforestry systems that integrate biophysical and socio-economic functions. In Gunung Salak Valley, West Java, farmers have a range of agroforestry practices that can be classified into five systems: home gardens, fruit tree systems, timber tree systems, mixed fruit…
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May 5, 2016

Protecting Gambella’s hidden treasures requires multi-stakeholder involvement, Part 2

Toon de BruynWageningen UR, Centre for Development InnovationDaniel Wiegant CrespoHorn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and NetworkMinu HemmatiCatalySDHerman BrouwerWageningen UR, Centre for Development Innovation

With cultures, biodiversity and enterprises that cross political boundaries, multi-stakeholder collaboration is critical to integrated and sustainable development in the Gambella of Ethiopia. Historically, the Gambella landscape, like other parts of the continent, has been characterised by a low level of coordination …
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May 3, 2016

Protecting Gambella’s hidden treasures requires multi-stakeholder involvement, Part 1

Toon de BruynWageningen UR, Centre for Development InnovationDaniel Wiegant CrespoHorn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and NetworkMinu HemmatiCatalySDHerman BrouwerWageningen UR, Centre for Development Innovation

The Gambella region in western Ethiopia offers a culturally and ecologically unique landscape, which shares much of its characteristics with neighbouring South Sudan. Largely unknown, it is one of the best-preserved, and relatively inaccessible, regions of Ethiopia. The swampy area and limited infrastructure make it …
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