About Us

The Center for Collaborative Conservation was created to make university research and education fully relevant to conservation practice. We believe that collaboration can lead to better decision making and outcomes by engaging a more diverse set of decision makers and transform conservation from a top-down reactive approach to a bottom-up approach that mutually benefits conservation and community livelihoods.  Using collaboration to exchange resources, expertise, and experience creates opportunities for achieving conservation goals at a larger scale and that represent the needs of diverse stakeholders.



We accomplish this through our work in three focus areas: 

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