Dr David Gill - MPA LHI Fellow Alumni / Conservation International Fellow

Lack of staffing, funds prevent MPAs from realising full potential

Marine protected areas (MPAs) are an increasingly popular strategy for protecting marine biodiversity, but a new global study demonstrates that widespread lack of personnel and funds are preventing MPAs from reaching their full potential. Only 9 percent of MPAs reported having adequate staff. The findings are published in the journal Nature on March 22. MPAs,

Araucaria araucana Monkey puzzle tree showing detail of bark on a very old tree. Araucanía Region, Chile

Improve conservation impact – understand the local context

Do you work for an environmental or sustainable development organisation and want to assess the value of ecosystem services to help achieve your conservation goals? If the answer is yes, a ‘context diagnostic tool’ described in this new video series is for you. Over the past decade, conservation NGOs and other players have increasingly used

© Jürgen Freund / WWF

Beyond talk – time for action: Integrating people into conservation

Greater effort is needed to make people part of the equation in conservation projects. This will increase local support and the effectiveness of conservation That’s the main conclusion of a study ‘Understanding and integrating human dimensions to improve conservation,’ recently published in the journal Biological Conservation. In the study, an international group of scientists outlines the need

Bajau Laut sea gypsies living on houses on stilts by the sea in Pulau Gaya, Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia. 14 June 2009

Ecosystem Services and Sustainability MOOC

NEW MOOC ON ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AVAILABLE FROM TODAY ON THE COURSERA PLATFORM. We are pleased to announce a new MOOC on Ecosystem Services available immediately on the Coursera platform, produced by the University of Geneva, the Geneva Water Hub, the Luc Hoffmann Institute and the Natural Capital Project. Is this course for me? This MOOC is for anybody interested in mastering the

Lulu Hamisi (5 years old) and her sister Zaitum Hamisi (18 years old) collect water from an unfinished, overflowing borehole funded by WWF, Ihahi viallge, Ruaha catchment, Tanzania.

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Shared risk – key to guiding action on water, food and energy

The Sustainable Development Goals challenge markets, regulators and practitioners to identify where and how to act to achieve water, food and energy security. This challenge calls for responses that are coordinated among the water, food and energy sectors and applied at the appropriate scale – local, national, regional or global. Yet compromise and cooperation between