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Science for Nature & People (SNAP) Accepting Proposals for New Working Groups

The call for new projects comes as SNAP announces 7 new Working Groups investigating science-based solutions to issues from better land-use decisions to reducing demand for ivory.

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The Successes and Unknowns of Conservation Ballot Initiatives

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

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

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How to Make ‘Local’ Food Good Conservation, Too

Don’t assume that being a locavore or eating organic automatically makes you a better conservationist, says scientist Stacy Philpott. The data on food sustainability might surprise you.

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SNAP: Announcing Six New Working Groups & New RFP

Discover all the new issues the Science for Nature and People (SNAP) collaboration will be taking on — including urban water supplies, sustainable ag intensification and fracking’s impacts on water quality and quantity.

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Toward Decolonizing Conservation

British Columbia’s Haida Gwaii archipelago seems pristine. But colonization and cultural genocide often haunts such places — and conservation ignores those histories at its peril, argues Phil Levin.

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Working with Farmers and Nature

Agriculture presents one of the most difficult challenges for conservation. What if we could improve our food supply by taking lessons from nature rather than continually struggling against it?

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Nature & Prosperity: The Evidence We Still Need & The Right Questions to Ask

Conservation has very little evidence about whether its interventions are relevant to people, says Paul Ferraro. But we could gather that evidence — if we can learn the lessons of other scientific fields.

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Beyond Magic: Why SNAP Can Help Us Solve Wicked Problems

The new Science for Nature and People collaborative has unprecedented power to address some of the world’s wicked problems, says Conservancy Chief Scientist and SNAP Acting Director Peter Kareiva.

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