SNAPP: Because Everyone’s Prosperity Relies on Nature

How can protecting nature help secure food, energy and water — and enhance the quality of life — for 10 billion people? Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) — a new scientific collaboration among The Nature Conservancy, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis — is taking on this key question for the planet.

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The Working Groups

At the heart of SNAPP are Working Groups — teams of scientists, practitioners and stakeholders that answer specific critical questions at the conservation/human well-being nexus. Learn more about SNAPP’s Working Group Request for Proposals and the current Working Groups.


New Study Finds People and Nature Thrive With Diversified Farming

A new global study finds that the benefits of diversified agriculture are abundantly clear, whether for food security, biodiversity or the bottom line. 

Matthew L. Miller

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Lifting All Boats: Six Steps to Enhancing Equity in Marine Conservation

How can we protect fragile ocean ecosystems while also preserving the cultural and economic lifeways of the people who depend on them?

Jensen Montambault

How Can Fisheries Weather Climate Change? New Tool Offers Guidance

A new toolkit helps natural resource managers adapt fisheries management in an uncertain future.

Natalie van Hoose

Can We Save the Olympia Oyster by Eating It?

Conservation aquaculture offers hope for oyster populations.

Natalie van Hoose

New Policy Tool Could Represent Sea Change for Coral Reef Conservation

A new policy tool can help ensure coral reef conservation better meets local people’s needs and preferences.

Natalie van Hoose

Where There’s Smoke: Wildfire, Forest Restoration and Human Health

A new paper argues forest health and human health should not be viewed as separate concerns when it comes to wildfires.

Matthew L. Miller

Story type: TNC Science Brief