Research and Discovery Program

The goal of our Research and Discovery Program is to co-produce actionable science with diverse stakeholders that improves conservation outcomes. We are practicing transformative science that engages multiple knowledge systems, disciplines, and people to solve conservation challenges from local to global scales. Our approach focuses on:

• Synthesizing what science has learned about collaborative conservation (CC) and translating it into practical guidance;
• Empowering communities to answer questions that have a positive impact on ecosystems and people’s lives; and
• Tackling critical scientific issues to ensure that CC leads to effective conservation and livelihood outcomes.

Led by Maria Fernandez-Gimenez, the Research Working Group is working to identify critical areas of research in collaborative conservation.

Current research focus areas:

Atlas of Collaborative Conservation in Colorado

Insights from the Fellows Program

Transformative Science