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Our work is solution-driven — whether we are influencing policy change, sharing our research in popular magazines, introducing new decision-making tools, or providing guidance documents to the conservation and development communities.

Our teams have published high-impact science papers that have influenced the way global leaders like the World Bank and re-insurance industry think about nature’s role in the protection of people. High-profile news coverage of our ivory trade research in National Geographic and Time magazines helped push the Chinese government to consider economics in their recent ban on the ivory trade. Our teams create easy-to-use interactive online tools like the Evidence for Nature and People Data Portal and FishPath.

You’ll find our complete list of solutions below.

Solution Name Type SNAPP Team
Winners announced for the National Climate Game Jam News coverage
Wildlife Conservation Society: Amazon Waters Initiative SNAPP spinoff initiative Amazon Waters
Why we're not prepared for the coming decades of sea level rise News coverage Coastal Defenses
Why we’re not prepared for the coming decades of sea level rise News coverage Coastal Defenses
Why conservation needs religion Peer-reviewed paper
Where, when, and how spills are likely to occur Peer-reviewed paper Hydraulic Fracturing
Where logging reigns, going beyond sharing vs sparing Blog Forest Sharing or Sparing?
Where does river runoff matter for coastal marine conservation? Peer-reviewed paper Ridges To Reefs Fisheries
What don’t we know about conservation & human well-being? Blog Evidence-based Conservation
What are the effects of nature conservation on human well-being? Peer-reviewed paper Evidence-based Conservation
Watershed protection? There’s an app for that Blog Water Security
Watershed degradation costs global cities $5.4 billion in water treatment annually Blog Water Security
Watershed conservation tool measures water quality degradation Interactive online tool Water Security
Water transactions for streamflow restoration, water supply, and rural economic vitality in the Western US Peer-reviewed paper Sharing Water
Water sharing dashboard: Easily input data and evaluate river flow Interactive online tool Sharing Water
Visualizing spills data from unconventional oil and gas wells Interactive online tool Hydraulic Fracturing
Video game makers tackle global warming News coverage
Valuing visitor fees and access in Nyungwe National Park, Rwanda Peer-reviewed paper Rwanda Natural Capital Accounting
Using machine learning to advance synthesis and use of conservation and environmental evidence Peer-reviewed paper Evidence-based Conservation
Urban water blueprint Interactive online tool Water Security
Unintended habitat loss on private land from grazing restrictions on public rangelands Peer-reviewed paper Better Land Use
Tradition and conservation worldviews collide in Melanesia Peer-reviewed paper Assessing Biocultural Indicators
Tools for measuring, modelling, and valuing ecosystem services Peer-reviewed paper Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity
The sensitivity of ecosystem service models to choices of input data and spatial resolution Peer-reviewed paper Rwanda Natural Capital Accounting
The path to sustainable fisheries is paved with data Blog Data-limited Fisheries
The influence of land-use change on water quality and coral reefs Peer-reviewed paper Ridges To Reefs Fisheries
The Case for Fish Farming TED Talk Open Ocean Aquaculture
Sustainability: Map the evidence Peer-reviewed paper Evidence-based Conservation
Study indicates improving perceptions of aquaculture News coverage Open Ocean Aquaculture
Steering a new course for Kenya’s fisheries Blog Data-limited Fisheries
Statement of Common Ground Regarding the Role of Wildfire in Forests of the Western US Technical report Fire Research Consensus
Snapshot of aquaculture species’ sustainability and tolerance to changing conditions Peer-reviewed paper Open Ocean Aquaculture
Secure sustainable seafood from developing countries Peer-reviewed paper Data-limited Fisheries
Seafood for thought Blog Open Ocean Aquaculture
Rwanda looks to national parks as part of a peaceful, hopeful future Blog Rwanda Natural Capital Accounting
Research Brief: the Role of Wildfire in Forested Landscapes of the Western US Technical guidelines Fire Research Consensus
Reframing the forestry sharing vs sparing debate Peer-reviewed paper Forest Sharing or Sparing?
Reducing the impact of palm oil development on coral reefs Peer-reviewed paper Ridges To Reefs Fisheries
Protecting forests in Fiji to give coral reefs a future Blog Ridges To Reefs Fisheries
Protecting against coastal hazards in Papua New Guinea Technical report Coastal Defenses
Project Charter Technical report Fire Research Consensus
Programa de fortalecimiento de capacidades del monitoreo comunitario en los bosques de México: Plataforma informática eREDD+ Interactive online tool Forest Sharing or Sparing?
Pilgrim cities around the world go greener SNAPP spinoff initiative
Petunjuk teknis: Penerapan pembalakan berdampak rendah-carbon (RIL-C) Technical guidelines Forest Sharing or Sparing?
Options for Chinese authorities to implement a domestic ivory trade ban Peer-reviewed paper Economics of Chinese Ivory Trade
Opportunities and constraints for implementing integrated land–sea management on islands Peer-reviewed paper Ridges To Reefs Fisheries
One size does not fit all for Latin American water funds Peer-reviewed paper Water Security
Offshore aquaculture: I know it when I see it Peer-reviewed paper Open Ocean Aquaculture
Official announcement of China’s ivory ban from December 30, 2016 News coverage Economics of Chinese Ivory Trade
Ocean Prosperity Roadmap Webinar: Fisheries and Beyond Video Fisheries Measures
Observatorio de la selva Maya SNAPP spinoff initiative Forest Sharing or Sparing?
New process helps managers make informed decisions, even in data poor fisheries Blog Data-limited Fisheries
Nature-based solutions: Lessons from around the world Peer-reviewed paper Coastal Defenses
Natural capital accounting integration critical for sustainable economic growth Peer-reviewed paper Rwanda Natural Capital Accounting
Modeling the soy moratorium in Brazil Technical report Better Land Use
Methodology for improved forest management Technical guidelines Forest Sharing or Sparing?
Market solutions for lessening economic impacts of marine reserves Peer-reviewed paper Data-limited Fisheries
Mariculture study examines species’ trade-offs News coverage Open Ocean Aquaculture
Mapping the global potential for marine aquaculture Peer-reviewed paper Open Ocean Aquaculture
Mapping mangrove ecosystem provides management insights and objectives Peer-reviewed paper Coastal Defenses
Mapping logging impacts in Borneo with GPS and airborne Lidar Peer-reviewed paper Forest Sharing or Sparing?
Major Findings and tools for green agricultural development in the SAGCOT Technical report Sustainable Agricultural Intensification
Logging threatens fish nurseries in Solomon Islands Blog Ridges To Reefs Fisheries
Logging degrades nursery habitat for an iconic coral reef fish Peer-reviewed paper Ridges To Reefs Fisheries
Lloyd’s Tercentenary Research Foundation: Role of coastal habitats in managing natural hazards SNAPP spinoff initiative Coastal Defenses
Lidar and RDMs for 5 logging concessions in East Kalimantan, Indonesia Public database Forest Sharing or Sparing?
Letter of conscience from French President Francois Hollande to Paris COP21 attendees News coverage
Land cover change maps Public database Better Land Use
Ivory trade restrictions in China and U.S. critical to saving elephants Peer-reviewed paper Economics of Chinese Ivory Trade
IUCN Report Guides Practitioners in Selecting Tools for Ecosystem Services Assessment Blog Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity
Investing in Natural and Nature-Based Infrastructure: Building Better Along Our Coasts Peer-reviewed paper Coastal Restoration
International Impact Initiative (3ie): Land use change and forestry impacts SNAPP spinoff initiative Evidence-based Conservation
Integrating natural defenses into a coastal risk management framework Technical guidelines Coastal Defenses
Indicators for flood mitigation opportunities for 70 Latin American cities Public database Water Security
Indicators for evaluating environmental water transaction programs Public database Sharing Water
Incorporating value of coral reefs and mangroves into national wealth accounts Technical guidelines Coastal Defenses
Impact of terrestrial runoff on reef fish populations Peer-reviewed paper Ridges To Reefs Fisheries
How will climate change impact hydrology in the Amazon Basin? Peer-reviewed paper Amazon Waters
How to assess the interconnected goals of sustainability and well-being across scales Blog Assessing Biocultural Indicators
How much do wetlands reduce property damage during hurricanes? Blog Coastal Defenses
How can socially equitable conservation interventions improve human well-being? A systematic review protocol Peer-reviewed paper Evidence-based Conservation
Global fishery prospects under contrasting management regimes Peer-reviewed paper Fisheries Measures
Gallatin Valley water exchange Management plan Sharing Water
Frequently spilled materials and risk to drinking water Peer-reviewed paper Hydraulic Fracturing
Framework for integrating marine reserves into fishery assessments Peer-reviewed paper Data-limited Fisheries
Forest carbon flux data for Berau, Indonesia Public database Forest Sharing or Sparing?
Flood Risks Across the U.S. are Underestimated (in a Big Way) Blog Water Security
Fisheries management guidebook for non-fisheries managers Technical guidelines Data-limited Fisheries
Financing the sustainable management of Rwanda’s protected areas Peer-reviewed paper Rwanda Natural Capital Accounting
Fighting poverty with synthesis science News coverage Ecological Levers for Health
Extraordinary migration of giant Amazon catfish revealed News coverage Amazon Waters
Evidence for nature and people data portal Interactive online tool Evidence-based Conservation
Estimating forest carbon fluxes in Berau, Indonesia Peer-reviewed paper Forest Sharing or Sparing?
Estimates of Present and Future Flood Risk in the Conterminous United States Peer-reviewed paper Water Security
Enlisting faith in the fight to save the planet News coverage
Enhancing water security with investments in watershed services Peer-reviewed paper Water Security
Effects of biological, economic and management factors on tuna and billfish stock status Peer-reviewed paper Fisheries Measures
Effectiveness, costs and coastal protection benefits of natural defenses Blog Coastal Defenses
Effectiveness, costs and coastal protection benefits of natural defenses Peer-reviewed paper Coastal Defenses
Effectiveness, costs and benefits of nature-based defenses for wave reduction Public database Coastal Defenses
Ecosystems provide flood defense in a changing climate Peer-reviewed paper Coastal Defenses
Ecosystems and human well-being in the Sustainable Development Goals Peer-reviewed paper Making Ecosystems Count
EarthGames on Tap highlights 12 environmental games including Habitat the Game and BlockHood News coverage
Dorado catfish has the longest freshwater fish migration Peer-reviewed paper Amazon Waters
Distilling the role of ecosystem services in the Sustainable Development Goals Peer-reviewed paper Making Ecosystems Count
Development – agriculture, energy, mining – threatens remaining natural lands Peer-reviewed paper Hydraulic Fracturing
Degraded watersheds cost water utilities $5.4 billion per year Peer-reviewed paper Water Security
Defining ecological drought for the 21st century Peer-reviewed paper Ecological Drought
Culturally Grounded Indicators of Resilience in Social-Ecological Systems Peer-reviewed paper Assessing Biocultural Indicators
Conserving nature for water security Interactive online tool Water Security
Conservation policy in the spotlight News coverage Compensatory Conservation
Conservation Aquaculture Research Team (CART) SNAPP spinoff initiative Open Ocean Aquaculture
Comparison of carbon emissions in commercial logging in Indonesia Peer-reviewed paper Forest Sharing or Sparing?
City water map: Data for international water sources Public database Water Security
Chinese researchers explore how to implement ivory ban News coverage Economics of Chinese Ivory Trade
China, the UK and US have all now closed domestic ivory markets News coverage Economics of Chinese Ivory Trade
China water blueprint Technical report Water Security
China must act decisively to eradicate the ivory trade Peer-reviewed paper Economics of Chinese Ivory Trade
Changing public perceptions of aquaculture from 1984-2015 Peer-reviewed paper Open Ocean Aquaculture
CGIAR: Landscape-level planning for sustainable development in the SAGCOT SNAPP spinoff initiative Sustainable Agricultural Intensification
Carbon and biodiversity impacts of different logging schemes Peer-reviewed paper Forest Sharing or Sparing?
Can community-based logging fight climate change? News coverage Forest Sharing or Sparing?
Can Beijing’s ivory ban save the elephants? News coverage Economics of Chinese Ivory Trade
Calculating uncertainty in the forest carbon equation Blog Forest Sharing or Sparing?
Biocultural approaches to well-being and sustainability indicators across scales Peer-reviewed paper Assessing Biocultural Indicators
Biocultural approaches to developing well-being indicators in Solomon Islands Peer-reviewed paper Assessing Biocultural Indicators
Bioacoustics reveal how biodiversity changes across Borneo’s logged forests Blog Forest Sharing or Sparing?
As flood risks rise, engineers, ecologists and economists come together Blog Coastal Defenses
Amazon aquatic ecosystem spatial model Public database Amazon Waters
Alianza México REDD+ SNAPP spinoff initiative Forest Sharing or Sparing?
Águas Amazônicas: Escalas, conexões e desafios News coverage Amazon Waters
Adapting resource management to address drought Symposium Ecological Drought
A tale of two pods: The impacts of land-use change on reef fisheries Video Ridges To Reefs Fisheries
A spatial river basin framework for Amazonian aquatic conservation Peer-reviewed paper Amazon Waters
“Go-no go” map highlighting suggested land use in the Yucatan Peninsula Interactive online tool Forest Sharing or Sparing?
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