Conservancy scientist Eddie Game is using remote data loggers to understand the impacts of camels on waterholes in Australia’s remote Martu country.
Anthropological research shows that Aboriginal hunting actually increases biodiversity in Australia's western deserts.
Who are the people impacted? Are people better or worse off? What are the implications for conservation? These are simple questions, but they matter.
That's a key question being answered by the Conservancy and partners as they work to protect the land of the Hadza, who have hunted and lived in this region for at least 40,000 years.
On Prince of Wales Island in Alaska, the restoration of rivers goes hand-in-hand with the restoration of cultural traditions. Members of the Hydaburg Cooperative Association, a federally recognized indigenous tribe, are learning scientific techniques to monitor and assess salmon streams, streams that have been degraded over the decades. But that's only part of the story: the Haida area also returning to cultural traditions, traditions even more imperiled than the streams.
The Haida community on Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, have long considered themselves "people of the salmon." They rely on the fish for their food and culture. Now community members are being trained to become scientists. Their assessments could help get their streams protected under Alaska state law.