Center Staff Members Visit Borneo for the 2nd Asia Parks Congress  

In May 2022, more than 1,200 participants—including four staff members from the Center for Large Landscape Conservation—from 49 countries gathered in the city of Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia for the 2nd Asia Parks Congress (APC). Jointly convened by Sabah Parks and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), this APC paved the way for the conservation community to refocus and reinvigorate common objectives, as one of the first, large, in-person (and virtual) gatherings to be held in Asia since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

By |2022-06-20T13:31:40-06:00June 17th, 2022|Events, International Connectivity, Networking, News and Updates|Comments Off on Center Staff Members Visit Borneo for the 2nd Asia Parks Congress  

The Center Announces Sponsorship of United States Biosphere Network

Biosphere regions are special places recognized internationally for their unique beauty, cultures, and economic value to society. They also contain landscapes and seascapes important to the well-being of humans and wildlife alike. Recently, these regions gained a new champion in their stewardship: the Center for Large Landscape Conservation announced today that they will support the United States Biosphere Network (USBN), a voluntary network representing the 28 biosphere regions located in the U.S., as a fiscally sponsored project.

By |2022-06-01T10:12:38-06:00May 30th, 2022|Community Resilience, Networks We Host, News and Updates, Press Releases|Comments Off on The Center Announces Sponsorship of United States Biosphere Network

Career Opportunity: Communications & Development Coordinator

Would you like to be part of the solution to biodiversity loss and habitat fragmentation? Do you wish to join a team in a supportive, flexible, and dynamic work environment? The Center for Large Landscape Conservation brings science, policy, and proven solutions directly to communities working to protect and restore the health and climate integrity of the planet through large-scale conservation measures. We’re a leader in the fast-growing global movement to reverse landscape fragmentation, restore nature’s resilience to climate change, and support community-led action.

By |2022-05-24T10:36:19-06:00April 29th, 2022|Careers, News and Updates|Comments Off on Career Opportunity: Communications & Development Coordinator

David Theobald Receives Distinguished Landscape Practitioner Award

Dr. David Theobald, a science advisor to the Center for Large Landscape Conservation, was recently awarded the 2022 Distinguished Landscape Practitioner Award by the North American Chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology. This honor is bestowed to individuals who have made outstanding contributions over a period of years to the application of the principles of landscape ecology to real-world problems.   

By |2022-04-25T12:51:48-06:00April 25th, 2022|News and Updates, People, Science|Comments Off on David Theobald Receives Distinguished Landscape Practitioner Award

Field Notes from Ecuador II: Balancing Rare Species Protections With Rural Livelihoods

A steady rain drenched us head to toe, and as it neared midnight I started to wonder when we would finally head back to camp. The herpetologists, though, were unconcerned with the elements. They scrambled up and down steep muddy slopes in search of reptile and amphibian specimens. In all likelihood, the fruits of their labor would be the discovery of species completely new to science! When the group finally called it quits for the night, the transect had yielded a half dozen frogs, a plump lizard, and a beautiful, non-venomous false coral snake to be documented and photographed.

By |2022-04-21T10:13:01-06:00April 20th, 2022|Corridors and Crossings, International Connectivity, People, Research|Comments Off on Field Notes from Ecuador II: Balancing Rare Species Protections With Rural Livelihoods

Briefing: Building a Durable National Framework for Large Landscape Conservation

Join the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) to learn about Building a Durable National Framework for Large Landscape Conservation at 10:30 am ET on Tuesday, March 29. This briefing focuses on policy and funding opportunities for conservation efforts that span county, state, tribal, and national borders. Decision-makers, practitioners, and anyone interested in supporting landscape-scale conservation are encouraged to attend.

By |2022-04-01T13:36:09-06:00March 17th, 2022|Events, Networking, Policy|Comments Off on Briefing: Building a Durable National Framework for Large Landscape Conservation

Field Notes from Ecuador I: Exploring Connectivity Conservation in a Biodiversity Hotspot

This past weekend, I visited the newly established Parque Nacional Río Negro Sopladora, a national park that covers more than 30,000 hectares of undisturbed habitat in Ecuador, ranging from high peaks at 12,800 feet above sea level eastwards into the humid Amazon basin, at 2,600 ft. A highlight of hiking in this lesser-known park was seeing hours-fresh footprints of mountain tapir and a large cat (my guess is cougar). It was nice to finally get my boots muddy after two weeks in the city, getting situated in the country I will call home for a month and a half.

By |2022-04-21T10:12:36-06:00March 15th, 2022|Corridors and Crossings, International Connectivity, People, Research|Comments Off on Field Notes from Ecuador I: Exploring Connectivity Conservation in a Biodiversity Hotspot

New Staff Members Enhance the Center’s Conservation and Science Work

The Center for Large Landscape Conservation is pleased to announce the addition of two staff members who are helping to lead our programmatic work in the U.S. and worldwide. Project Director Megan Parker and Senior Conservation Scientist Annika Keeley each bring an impressive array of accomplishments in the field of conservation. We are excited to have these two leaders on our team to further elevate our science, policy, and partnership work.

By |2022-03-07T10:08:39-07:00March 2nd, 2022|Corridors and Crossings, International Connectivity, News and Updates, People|Comments Off on New Staff Members Enhance the Center’s Conservation and Science Work

Career Opportunity: Senior Director of Conservation

The Center for Large Landscape Conservation is seeking an experienced management professional with a strong background in the conservation field and a desire to help shape the future of a growing and dynamic organization. The Senior Director of Conservation will lead and inspire program staff to deliver innovative and strategic programs and initiatives that support the Center’s mission, strategic vision, and guiding philosophy. They will develop and implement program strategies at the local, regional, national and international level to advance and promote ecological connectivity.

By |2022-02-24T13:40:55-07:00February 24th, 2022|Careers, News and Updates, People|Comments Off on Career Opportunity: Senior Director of Conservation

The Traveling Scientist: Emma Spence

Emma Spence has been busy circling the globe with one goal in mind: to help answer the question, “Do corridors work?” She recently returned to the US from Poland and Italy, where she and local collaborators collected data and genetic samples at wildlife corridor sites. They want to see whether these linkages between areas of habitat are helping promote gene-flow for native mammal species such as the European pine marten and the yellow-necked mouse. As the Wildlife Corridor Field and Lab Manager at the Center for Large Landscape Conservation, Spence is utilizing her expertise in GIS and conservation genetics to identify what factors make a corridor successful.

By |2022-02-10T15:01:40-07:00February 10th, 2022|Corridors and Crossings, People, Research|Comments Off on The Traveling Scientist: Emma Spence
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