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Assessing Watersheds in the Andes-Amazon for Effective Conservation Investment
Leading a team funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, NatureServe has completed an integrated assessment of the eastern Andes and western Amazon. The results identify the most cost-effective places to protect vulnerable species and ecosystems and harvest meaningful benefits from ecosystem services. In English | En Español
Walt Reid receives 2013 NatureServe Conservation Award
In recognition for his extraordinary and ongoing contributions to protecting and understanding the world‘s ecosystems, NatureServe presented Dr. Walt Reid with the 2013 NatureServe Conservation Award at its annual Biodiversity Without Boundaries conference in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 16, 2013. Read more.
EBM Tools Network releases free guide to coastal climate planning tools
Tools for Coastal Climate Adaptation Planning designed to help practitioners and planners prepare for the far-reaching impacts of climate change on coastal communities. Read more | Download the guide | Watch the pre-release webinar
Supporting cross-Sector, cross-domain planning through interoperating toolkits
Reporting on the use of integrated geospatial toolkits to two pilot studies, NatureServe's Patrick Crist and his co-authors in the Journal of Conservation Planning show how such toolkits can support new approaches that effectively bridge the gap between land- and marine-based planning and bring together land use, conservation, and hazard planning, including threats from sea level rise. Download the article.
Study: One in five reptiles threatened with extinction
Working with more than 200 other experts through the IUCN Species Survival Commission, NatureServe zoologists Geoff Hammerson and Bruce Young contributed to the first-ever global analysis of extinction risk in reptiles, which shows that nearly one in five reptilian species are threatened with extinction, primarily from human-induced habitat loss and harvesting. Read more at ScienceDirect.
Guides to Refuge Vulnerability Assessment and Alternatives
Developed for the National Wildlife Refuge System, these guides introduce a comprehensive approach for assessing refuge vulnerability and developing adaptation strategies and alternatives—helping managers make better-informed decisions around refuge management and planning. Learn more.
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