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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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"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

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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.”

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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.”

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Dear +SNAP - Just to let you know that if you simply add GPS coordinates to the photo of this post (click on the photo of the post and then see how:  http://goo.gl/Iuj5CV) + add the hastag #minchizu  to the main text of your post (click reedit post on top right corner), your post should be automatically integrated into the map layer of the community (see map here: http://minchizu.withgoogle.com/map.html#i=110834970079444098643). Sometimes this tip does not work when these modifications are made on existing posts, but works 100% if done on new posts. The map layer starts to be very popular with many visits and plusones (~2500+1) and click rate to posts. Therefore we strongly encourage key members with high quality posts to do this to maximize the long-term discovery and impact of their posts. Hope you can do this on previous posts. If you need help just ask, and mods will help you. Warm regards - the BCLS mods.

See how to design your post to integrate it into the map: http://goo.gl/wcRXQF
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For centuries, #wetlands were considered worthless, regularly filled and paved. 

A new piece in Ensia magazine by Mark Tercek and Jane Lubchenco argues that restoring coastal wetlands benefits not only ecology but also our economy, our safety and our quality of life: bit.ly/1iCNW1F

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At the heart of SNAP are Working Groups — teams of scientists, practitioners and stakeholders that answer specific critical questions at the conservation/human well-being nexus.
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