Profile cover photo
Profile photo
SNAP
52 followers -
Everyone's prosperity relies on nature
Everyone's prosperity relies on nature

52 followers
About
SNAP's posts

Post has attachment
SNAP Now Accepting Proposals for New Working Groups: bit.ly/1Ad33Vc

SNAP (Science for Nature and People) announces a call for new projects and will be accepting proposals for new Working Groups until Monday, May 18, 2015.

The call comes at the same time SNAP announces the addition of seven new Working Groups to its portfolio — investigating science-based solutions to issues ranging from frameworks for better land-use decisions to how to create sustainable offshore aquaculture to reducing Chinese demand for ivory.

What is Science for Nature & People?

Sponsored by The Nature Conservancy, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), SNAP was created to tackle some of the thorniest dilemmas within the tangle of environmental degradation and human resource needs.

SNAP is a boundary institution — at the boundary between analysis and action. Successful Working Group proposals will help answer two overarching questions:

1. How can nature conservation broadly benefit human well-being while enhancing longer-term ecological resilience and sustainability?

2. How can economic development and humanitarian activities be conducted in a sustainable manner and what alternatives can be explored to achieve this sustainability?
Photo

Post has attachment
SNAP Now Accepting Proposals for New Working Groups: bit.ly/1Ad33Vc

SNAP (Science for Nature and People) announces a call for new projects and will be accepting proposals for new Working Groups until Monday, May 18, 2015.

The call comes at the same time SNAP announces the addition of seven new Working Groups to its portfolio — investigating science-based solutions to issues ranging from frameworks for better land-use decisions to how to create sustainable offshore aquaculture to reducing Chinese demand for ivory.

What is Science for Nature & People?

Sponsored by The Nature Conservancy, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), SNAP was created to tackle some of the thorniest dilemmas within the tangle of environmental degradation and human resource needs.

SNAP is a boundary institution — at the boundary between analysis and action. Successful Working Group proposals will help answer two overarching questions:

1. How can nature conservation broadly benefit human well-being while enhancing longer-term ecological resilience and sustainability?

2. How can economic development and humanitarian activities be conducted in a sustainable manner and what alternatives can be explored to achieve this sustainability?
Photo

Post has attachment
The Successes and Unknowns of Conservation Ballot Initiatives: bit.ly/1KQFCLv

In the U.S., ballot initiatives generate about $2.4 billion for #conservation every year. Could that number be even larger? Yes, argue the authors, but science has some work to do.
Photo

Post has shared content
SNAP releases Natural Defenses Database
New Global Database of Natural Coastal Defenses: bit.ly/1uwaJ20 

There is mounting evidence that coastal habitats such as #reefs , #wetlands and #mangroves can form an effective first line of defense even against extreme events. Unfortunately, information about the effectiveness of natural habitats for coastal defense was widely dispersed. As a result, recognition of this important service was the exception rather than the rule.

Now the evidence for the impact of maintaining and restoring natural defenses is brought together in the freely accessible SNAP Natural Defenses Database.
Photo

Post has shared content
Craig Groves Named SNAP Executive Director: bit.ly/1yZJZuT 

The globally recognized conservation leader and Conservancy science veteran takes over the Science for Nature and People initiative.
Photo

Post has attachment
Craig Groves Named SNAP Executive Director: bit.ly/1yZJZuT 

The globally recognized conservation leader and Conservancy science veteran takes over the Science for Nature and People initiative.
Photo

Post has attachment
An optimistic idea: We can save our #coral  reefs: bit.ly/1osnEoa 

We can, and we must, save coral reefs to help protect ourselves. It's a rationale that will still yield all the benefits to #nature  by recognizing their benefits beyond nature. Indeed some reefs are far more critical to conserve and restore – and, importantly, could likely attract more resources to do so – due to their outsized benefits to people.
Photo

Post has attachment
Coastal Defenses: How #Nature‬ Can Help Reduce Risk: bit.ly/1wIo8XM

In this short #video‬ series, Coastal Defenses SNAP Working Group leaders discuss the potential for green infrastructure to defend people from coastal hazards, and the ways we can improve the way we make decisions about recovery and restoration after natural disasters.
Photo

Post has attachment
"From the Arctic to New Zealand, community members, #conservation practitioners, resource managers and scientists are translating knowledge of the close and diverse linkages between people and #nature into innovative, in-the-water conservation strategies."

Heather Leslie on what it will take to implement ecosystem-based management: bit.ly/1mRyaAX

Photo © Stuart Rankin/Flickr.
Photo

Post has shared content
Beyond Rhetoric: Poverty, Inequality and Conservation: bit.ly/1mzQEIu

Bill Murdoch on why “Increased equity and pro-poor actions are not only moral issues to be kept in mind by conservationists. They are, rather, central to the larger goal of protecting the planet.”

Photo © Ami Vitale.
Photo
Wait while more posts are being loaded