2011 - 2012

The third cohort of CCC Fellowships was made up of eighteen fellows who included nine graduate students, five faculty members, and four conservation practitioners.  This cohort also represented six departments and two colleges from Colorado State University, three NGOs doing conservation work in Colorado, one NGO in Washington State, and one local rancher.

The third cohort of CCC fellows focused on doing conservation work in eight diverse locations that included:

  • Colombia
  • Panama
  • Estonia
  • Kenya
  • Nicaragua
  • Tanzania
  • Tibet
  • United States

Of the ten fellows who focused their work in the United States, eight worked in communities across Colorado from the Front Range to the Western Slope, one worked in the state of Washington, one in the state of Wyoming. One fellow also worked to develop a strategy tool that potentially could be applied in many locations in the U.S. and around the world.

Diverse problems

The fellows focused on problems as diverse as:

  • the environmental governability practices of marginalized ethnic populations in Colombia
  • stakeholder perceptions of conservation and creating collaborative partnerships between people and national parks in Colorado and Tanzania
  • home gardens and cross-border exchanges of knowledge and resources as a way to promote food sovereignty while mitigating impacts of climate change in northern Nicaragua
  • finding ways to spread culturally relevant knowledge of predicted climate changes in rural Tibet to inform local resource conservation and livelihood strategies