CCLN Blog

Monday, June 30, 2014 - 2:28pm

Ch'aska and I have begun exploring the needs for an atlas of collaborative conservation groups and possible implementation ides for such an atlas. Our work has been informed and guided by the initial vision of the CCC for such an atlas. Our explorations have seen us discuss existing systems, document metadata each existing system has been compiling about groups they list in their directories/...

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 7:24am

It feels great to be back in Ecuador!

We (my field assistant Mariela Palacios and I) have had a successful week laying the groundwork for our project...getting to know the many people working to conserve a critical ecological corridor of tropical dry forest in the Chongon-Colonche mountains northwest of Guayaquil. I am amazed at the extensive analyses that have been done by the...

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 1:18am

It’s been almost a year that I’ve been a part of the Fargreen team . However, 8th of June 2014 turned out to be the first day of my life in Vietnam. Initially I was feeling a bit nervous about being in Vietnam. But then I decided to go there with a clean slate – an empty mind with no prejudices at all. And it did turn out to be the right decision, for, as I cleared the immigration and visa...

Monday, August 26, 2013 - 11:10am

Check out Kathy Galvin's (Department of Anthropology and Natural Resource Ecology Lab, CSU and CCC executive committee member) Huffington Post blog on the future of arid lands.

An Arid World? Can We Learn from Other Nations?

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Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 1:31am

I am an undergraduate at CSU and have had the pleasure of working as an intern for the CCC since the fall of 2011. This semester, I decided to study abroad in Tanzania with SIT on their program for Wildlife Conservation and Political Ecology. In the past, my job at the CCC has mostly been working online- either with Facebook/twitter or the...

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 10:14am

The Rocky Mountain West with its vast expanse of open spaces and abundant natural resources has always held the allure of being a place for utopic visions. It was here where the manifest destiny of a young nation unfolded (embodying the positives and negatives of the ideology of the early American nation-state) and a national culture was formed that embraced the image of the vast, natural...

Friday, November 16, 2012 - 12:20pm

Since I began my Ph.D. at Colorado State University in 2009, I have been interested in international forest politics from a global governance perspective. My interest in this area was sparked by coursework in my home department, political science, in which we debated the various meanings of and policy implications for environmental sustainability and the intricate networks of governmental,...

Friday, June 22, 2012 - 3:33pm

An event for women's Networking for sustainable development took place on June 16 at Sinal retreat center in Rio.Women from different parts of the world gathered for networking.
Women also participated in planting avocado tree at Sinal Do Vale retreat center, Rio in honor of Noble price winner Wangari Maathai who was a strong advocate of nature through green belt movement in Kenya....

Friday, May 25, 2012 - 3:59pm

16 JUNE 2012
Jou 12: Day 12
Lapli Pa Tonbe: The Rain Does Not Fall

After 12 days in country, I feel like I have a solid start to my data collection. I have spent the majority of these days in a village near Anse Rouge, where I have performed more than 10 interviews and hours of observation. I have been fortunate enough to talk with a wide range of individuals, including...

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 7:31pm

Any collaborative conservationist would appreciate and readily receive an extra dose of equanimity. But calmness under pressure is hard to come by these days, especially among emotionally charged opinion seekers like me. As a supposed “relationship master,” I’m envious of those “architects of analysis” and those “drivers of decision-making” who surround me and who seem so skilled at (calmly)...