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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 View by Most Recent Type SNAPP Team
Creating enabling conditions for managing trade-offs between food production and forest conservation in Africa: Case studies from Ethiopia and Zambia Dec 3, 2019 Technical report Food and Forests in Africa
Targeting restoration sites to improve connectivity in a tiger conservation landscape in India Nov 18, 2019 Peer-reviewed paper Landscape Connectivity in India
Soil Carbon Science for Policy and Practice Nov 18, 2019 Peer-reviewed paper Managing Soil Organic Carbon
Voluntary Restoration: Mitigation’s Silent Partner in the Quest to Reverse Coastal Wetland Loss in the USA Nov 9, 2019 Peer-reviewed paper Coastal Restoration
Investing in Natural and Nature-Based Infrastructure: Building Better Along Our Coasts Nov 9, 2019 Peer-reviewed paper Coastal Restoration
India Under Construction Nov 8, 2019 Public database Landscape Connectivity in India
Restoration sites to improve connectivity in a landscape Nov 8, 2019 Peer-reviewed paper Landscape Connectivity in India
Water Transaction Evaluation Sep 9, 2019 Interactive online tool Sharing Water
Balancing competing land use objectives Aug 30, 2019 Technical report Food and Forests in Africa
A different perspective on preventing pathogen spread from animals to people Aug 30, 2019 Peer-reviewed paper Ecological Levers for Health
Facilitating nature-based solutions for urban water sanitation Aug 23, 2019 Technical report Water Sanitation and Nature
Embedding nature-based solutions into circular economies Aug 23, 2019 Interactive online tool Water Sanitation and Nature
From Zero Deforestation Commitments to a Zero Deforestation Reality?! Aug 23, 2019 Letter of interest Zero Deforestation Landscapes
Modeling forage fish population dynamics Aug 23, 2019 Peer-reviewed paper Fisheries Measures
Better accounting for non-human water needs in drought planning Aug 23, 2019 Peer-reviewed paper Ecological Drought
Improved forest management produces larger gains for endangered species than sparing and sharing Aug 23, 2019 Peer-reviewed paper Forest Sharing or Sparing?
Blocking soy cultivation in the Cerrado ecosystem could protect almost 4 million hectares Aug 23, 2019 Peer-reviewed paper Better Land Use
Protecting one threatened species can effectively protect others Aug 23, 2019 Peer-reviewed paper Better Land Use
Deciding whether to invest in green infrastructure Aug 23, 2019 Peer-reviewed paper Water Security
Building land-sea interactions into planning tools Aug 23, 2019 Peer-reviewed paper Ridges To Reefs Fisheries
Trade-offs in applying organic waste to land Aug 22, 2019 Peer-reviewed paper Managing Soil Organic Carbon
Links between public health and food production Aug 22, 2019 Peer-reviewed paper Ecological Levers for Health
Global analysis of the relationship between soil organic matter and crop yields Aug 22, 2019 Peer-reviewed paper Managing Soil Organic Carbon
Danger posed to wildlife by roads Aug 22, 2019 Video Landscape Connectivity in India
Social impacts of biodiversity loss Aug 22, 2019 Technical guidelines Compensatory Conservation
Ecosystem services for human health in Oceania Aug 20, 2019 Peer-reviewed paper Assessing Biocultural Indicators
Representative resource management Aug 20, 2019 Peer-reviewed paper Assessing Biocultural Indicators
Local perspectives in protected area design Aug 20, 2019 Peer-reviewed paper Assessing Biocultural Indicators
Equitable outcomes of ecological restoration Aug 20, 2019 Peer-reviewed paper Assessing Biocultural Indicators
Linking land and sea through inclusive research Aug 20, 2019 Peer-reviewed paper Assessing Biocultural Indicators
Advancing principles of biodiversity conservation Aug 20, 2019 Peer-reviewed paper Assessing Biocultural Indicators
Agricultural restoration benefits to communities on O’ahu Aug 20, 2019 Peer-reviewed paper Assessing Biocultural Indicators
Lessons learned from participatory modeling Aug 20, 2019 Peer-reviewed paper Assessing Biocultural Indicators
PPR virus threatens wildlife conservation Aug 19, 2019 Letter of interest Steppe Health
Developing biocultural indicators Aug 19, 2019 Peer-reviewed paper Assessing Biocultural Indicators
FishPath Jul 3, 2019 SNAPP spinoff initiative Data-limited Fisheries
Social and environmental trade-offs in African agriculture (SENTINEL) Jul 3, 2019 SNAPP spinoff initiative Food and Forests in Africa
Water Transactions for Streamflow Restoration, Water Supply Reliability, and Rural Economic Vitality in the Western United States Jun 6, 2019 Peer-reviewed paper Sharing Water
Expanding the Soy Moratorium to Brazil’s Cerrado Jun 3, 2019 Peer-reviewed paper Better Land Use
Research Brief: the Role of Wildfire in Forested Landscapes of the Western US Oct 19, 2018 Technical guidelines Fire Research Consensus
Project Charter Oct 3, 2018 Technical report Fire Research Consensus
Statement of Common Ground Regarding the Role of Wildfire in Forests of the Western US Oct 3, 2018 Technical report Fire Research Consensus
Unintended habitat loss on private land from grazing restrictions on public rangelands Oct 1, 2018 Peer-reviewed paper Better Land Use
Mapping the global potential for marine aquaculture Sep 12, 2018 Peer-reviewed paper Open Ocean Aquaculture
Conservation Aquaculture Research Team (CART) Sep 12, 2018 SNAPP spinoff initiative Open Ocean Aquaculture
The Case for Fish Farming Sep 12, 2018 TED Talk Open Ocean Aquaculture
Ocean Prosperity Roadmap Webinar: Fisheries and Beyond Sep 11, 2018 Video Fisheries Measures
Effects of biological, economic and management factors on tuna and billfish stock status Sep 11, 2018 Peer-reviewed paper Fisheries Measures
Global fishery prospects under contrasting management regimes Sep 11, 2018 Peer-reviewed paper Fisheries Measures
Financing the sustainable management of Rwanda’s protected areas Sep 11, 2018 Peer-reviewed paper Rwanda Natural Capital Accounting
Biocultural approaches to developing well-being indicators in Solomon Islands Sep 11, 2018 Peer-reviewed paper Assessing Biocultural Indicators
Culturally Grounded Indicators of Resilience in Social-Ecological Systems Sep 11, 2018 Peer-reviewed paper Assessing Biocultural Indicators
How to assess the interconnected goals of sustainability and well-being across scales Sep 11, 2018 Blog Assessing Biocultural Indicators
Biocultural approaches to well-being and sustainability indicators across scales Sep 11, 2018 Peer-reviewed paper Assessing Biocultural Indicators
Fighting poverty with synthesis science Sep 11, 2018 News coverage Ecological Levers for Health
Conservation policy in the spotlight Sep 10, 2018 News coverage Compensatory Conservation
Opportunities and constraints for implementing integrated land–sea management on islands Aug 30, 2018 Peer-reviewed paper Ridges To Reefs Fisheries
Investing in Natural and Nature-Based Infrastructure: Building Better Along Our Coasts Aug 30, 2018 Peer-reviewed paper Coastal Restoration
Using machine learning to advance synthesis and use of conservation and environmental evidence Aug 17, 2018 Peer-reviewed paper Evidence-based Conservation
IUCN Report Guides Practitioners in Selecting Tools for Ecosystem Services Assessment Aug 14, 2018 Blog Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity
Tools for measuring, modelling, and valuing ecosystem services Aug 14, 2018 Peer-reviewed paper Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity
Water transactions for streamflow restoration, water supply, and rural economic vitality in the Western US Jun 25, 2018 Peer-reviewed paper Sharing Water
China, the UK and US have all now closed domestic ivory markets Jun 21, 2018 News coverage Economics of Chinese Ivory Trade
The sensitivity of ecosystem service models to choices of input data and spatial resolution Apr 13, 2018 Peer-reviewed paper Rwanda Natural Capital Accounting
Flood Risks Across the U.S. are Underestimated (in a Big Way) Mar 7, 2018 Blog Water Security
Estimates of Present and Future Flood Risk in the Conterminous United States Mar 7, 2018 Peer-reviewed paper Water Security
Major Findings and tools for green agricultural development in the SAGCOT Feb 21, 2018 Technical report Sustainable Agricultural Intensification
Modeling the soy moratorium in Brazil Dec 5, 2017 Technical report Better Land Use
Land cover change maps Dec 5, 2017 Public database Better Land Use
Distilling the role of ecosystem services in the Sustainable Development Goals Dec 4, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Making Ecosystems Count
Protecting forests in Fiji to give coral reefs a future Oct 30, 2017 Blog Ridges To Reefs Fisheries
The influence of land-use change on water quality and coral reefs Oct 30, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Ridges To Reefs Fisheries
Enhancing water security with investments in watershed services Sep 15, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Water Security
Logging threatens fish nurseries in Solomon Islands Sep 15, 2017 Blog Ridges To Reefs Fisheries
Ecosystems and human well-being in the Sustainable Development Goals Sep 15, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Making Ecosystems Count
Where does river runoff matter for coastal marine conservation? Sep 1, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Ridges To Reefs Fisheries
Winners announced for the National Climate Game Jam Sep 1, 2017 News coverage
Video game makers tackle global warming Sep 1, 2017 News coverage
EarthGames on Tap highlights 12 environmental games including Habitat the Game and BlockHood Sep 1, 2017 News coverage
Effectiveness, costs and coastal protection benefits of natural defenses Aug 24, 2017 Blog Coastal Defenses
Adapting resource management to address drought Aug 16, 2017 Symposium Ecological Drought
Defining ecological drought for the 21st century Aug 16, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Ecological Drought
“Go-no go” map highlighting suggested land use in the Yucatan Peninsula Aug 16, 2017 Interactive online tool Forest Sharing or Sparing?
Methodology for improved forest management Aug 16, 2017 Technical guidelines Forest Sharing or Sparing?
Forest carbon flux data for Berau, Indonesia Aug 16, 2017 Public database Forest Sharing or Sparing?
Lidar and RDMs for 5 logging concessions in East Kalimantan, Indonesia Aug 16, 2017 Public database Forest Sharing or Sparing?
Mapping logging impacts in Borneo with GPS and airborne Lidar Aug 16, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Forest Sharing or Sparing?
Reframing the forestry sharing vs sparing debate Aug 16, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Forest Sharing or Sparing?
Comparison of carbon emissions in commercial logging in Indonesia Aug 16, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Forest Sharing or Sparing?
Estimating forest carbon fluxes in Berau, Indonesia Aug 16, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Forest Sharing or Sparing?
Carbon and biodiversity impacts of different logging schemes Aug 16, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Forest Sharing or Sparing?
Petunjuk teknis: Penerapan pembalakan berdampak rendah-carbon (RIL-C) Aug 16, 2017 Technical guidelines Forest Sharing or Sparing?
Alianza México REDD+ Aug 16, 2017 SNAPP spinoff initiative Forest Sharing or Sparing?
Observatorio de la selva Maya Aug 16, 2017 SNAPP spinoff initiative Forest Sharing or Sparing?
Programa de fortalecimiento de capacidades del monitoreo comunitario en los bosques de México: Plataforma informática eREDD+ Aug 16, 2017 Interactive online tool Forest Sharing or Sparing?
Bioacoustics reveal how biodiversity changes across Borneo’s logged forests Aug 16, 2017 Blog Forest Sharing or Sparing?
Where logging reigns, going beyond sharing vs sparing Aug 16, 2017 Blog Forest Sharing or Sparing?
Can community-based logging fight climate change? Aug 16, 2017 News coverage Forest Sharing or Sparing?
Calculating uncertainty in the forest carbon equation Aug 16, 2017 Blog Forest Sharing or Sparing?
Tradition and conservation worldviews collide in Melanesia Aug 16, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Assessing Biocultural Indicators
Protecting against coastal hazards in Papua New Guinea Aug 16, 2017 Technical report Coastal Defenses
Integrating natural defenses into a coastal risk management framework Aug 16, 2017 Technical guidelines Coastal Defenses
Incorporating value of coral reefs and mangroves into national wealth accounts Aug 16, 2017 Technical guidelines Coastal Defenses
Lloyd’s Tercentenary Research Foundation: Role of coastal habitats in managing natural hazards Aug 16, 2017 SNAPP spinoff initiative Coastal Defenses
Effectiveness, costs and benefits of nature-based defenses for wave reduction Aug 16, 2017 Public database Coastal Defenses
Nature-based solutions: Lessons from around the world Aug 16, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Coastal Defenses
Effectiveness, costs and coastal protection benefits of natural defenses Aug 16, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Coastal Defenses
Ecosystems provide flood defense in a changing climate Aug 16, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Coastal Defenses
Mapping mangrove ecosystem provides management insights and objectives Aug 16, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Coastal Defenses
Why we’re not prepared for the coming decades of sea level rise Aug 16, 2017 News coverage Coastal Defenses
Why we're not prepared for the coming decades of sea level rise Aug 16, 2017 News coverage Coastal Defenses
How much do wetlands reduce property damage during hurricanes? Aug 16, 2017 Blog Coastal Defenses
As flood risks rise, engineers, ecologists and economists come together Aug 15, 2017 Blog Coastal Defenses
Enlisting faith in the fight to save the planet Aug 15, 2017 News coverage
Why conservation needs religion Aug 15, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper
Pilgrim cities around the world go greener Aug 15, 2017 SNAPP spinoff initiative
Letter of conscience from French President Francois Hollande to Paris COP21 attendees Aug 15, 2017 News coverage
Water sharing dashboard: Easily input data and evaluate river flow Aug 15, 2017 Interactive online tool Sharing Water
Indicators for evaluating environmental water transaction programs Aug 15, 2017 Public database Sharing Water
Valuing visitor fees and access in Nyungwe National Park, Rwanda Aug 15, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Rwanda Natural Capital Accounting
Natural capital accounting integration critical for sustainable economic growth Aug 15, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Rwanda Natural Capital Accounting
Rwanda looks to national parks as part of a peaceful, hopeful future Aug 15, 2017 Blog Rwanda Natural Capital Accounting
Fisheries management guidebook for non-fisheries managers Aug 15, 2017 Technical guidelines Data-limited Fisheries
Secure sustainable seafood from developing countries Aug 15, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Data-limited Fisheries
Market solutions for lessening economic impacts of marine reserves Aug 15, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Data-limited Fisheries
Framework for integrating marine reserves into fishery assessments Aug 15, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Data-limited Fisheries
New process helps managers make informed decisions, even in data poor fisheries Aug 15, 2017 Blog Data-limited Fisheries
Steering a new course for Kenya’s fisheries Aug 15, 2017 Blog Data-limited Fisheries
The path to sustainable fisheries is paved with data Aug 15, 2017 Blog Data-limited Fisheries
Watershed conservation tool measures water quality degradation Aug 15, 2017 Interactive online tool Water Security
Where, when, and how spills are likely to occur Aug 15, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Hydraulic Fracturing
Frequently spilled materials and risk to drinking water Aug 15, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Hydraulic Fracturing
Visualizing spills data from unconventional oil and gas wells Aug 15, 2017 Interactive online tool Hydraulic Fracturing
International Impact Initiative (3ie): Land use change and forestry impacts Aug 15, 2017 SNAPP spinoff initiative Evidence-based Conservation
How can socially equitable conservation interventions improve human well-being? A systematic review protocol Aug 15, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Evidence-based Conservation
What are the effects of nature conservation on human well-being? Aug 15, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Evidence-based Conservation
Sustainability: Map the evidence Aug 15, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Evidence-based Conservation
What don’t we know about conservation & human well-being? Aug 15, 2017 Blog Evidence-based Conservation
Evidence for nature and people data portal Aug 15, 2017 Interactive online tool Evidence-based Conservation
Can Beijing’s ivory ban save the elephants? Aug 15, 2017 News coverage Economics of Chinese Ivory Trade
Official announcement of China’s ivory ban from December 30, 2016 Aug 15, 2017 News coverage Economics of Chinese Ivory Trade
Chinese researchers explore how to implement ivory ban Aug 15, 2017 News coverage Economics of Chinese Ivory Trade
Ivory trade restrictions in China and U.S. critical to saving elephants Aug 15, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Economics of Chinese Ivory Trade
Options for Chinese authorities to implement a domestic ivory trade ban Aug 15, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Economics of Chinese Ivory Trade
China must act decisively to eradicate the ivory trade Aug 15, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Economics of Chinese Ivory Trade
Impact of terrestrial runoff on reef fish populations Aug 15, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Ridges To Reefs Fisheries
A tale of two pods: The impacts of land-use change on reef fisheries Aug 15, 2017 Video Ridges To Reefs Fisheries
Reducing the impact of palm oil development on coral reefs Aug 15, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Ridges To Reefs Fisheries
Logging degrades nursery habitat for an iconic coral reef fish Aug 14, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Ridges To Reefs Fisheries
Seafood for thought Aug 14, 2017 Blog Open Ocean Aquaculture
Mariculture study examines species’ trade-offs Aug 14, 2017 News coverage Open Ocean Aquaculture
Study indicates improving perceptions of aquaculture Aug 14, 2017 News coverage Open Ocean Aquaculture
Offshore aquaculture: I know it when I see it Aug 14, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Open Ocean Aquaculture
Snapshot of aquaculture species’ sustainability and tolerance to changing conditions Aug 14, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Open Ocean Aquaculture
Changing public perceptions of aquaculture from 1984-2015 Aug 14, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Open Ocean Aquaculture
CGIAR: Landscape-level planning for sustainable development in the SAGCOT Aug 14, 2017 SNAPP spinoff initiative Sustainable Agricultural Intensification
Urban water blueprint Jun 21, 2017 Interactive online tool Water Security
China water blueprint Jun 21, 2017 Technical report Water Security
Indicators for flood mitigation opportunities for 70 Latin American cities Jun 21, 2017 Public database Water Security
Conserving nature for water security Jun 21, 2017 Interactive online tool Water Security
City water map: Data for international water sources Jun 21, 2017 Public database Water Security
One size does not fit all for Latin American water funds Jun 21, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Water Security
Degraded watersheds cost water utilities $5.4 billion per year Jun 21, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Water Security
Watershed degradation costs global cities $5.4 billion in water treatment annually Jun 21, 2017 Blog Water Security
Watershed protection? There’s an app for that Jun 21, 2017 Blog Water Security
Wildlife Conservation Society: Amazon Waters Initiative Jun 21, 2017 SNAPP spinoff initiative Amazon Waters
Amazon aquatic ecosystem spatial model Jun 21, 2017 Public database Amazon Waters
Dorado catfish has the longest freshwater fish migration Jun 21, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Amazon Waters
A spatial river basin framework for Amazonian aquatic conservation Jun 21, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Amazon Waters
How will climate change impact hydrology in the Amazon Basin? Jun 21, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Amazon Waters
Extraordinary migration of giant Amazon catfish revealed Jun 21, 2017 News coverage Amazon Waters
Águas Amazônicas: Escalas, conexões e desafios Jun 21, 2017 News coverage Amazon Waters
Gallatin Valley water exchange Jun 21, 2017 Management plan Sharing Water
Development – agriculture, energy, mining – threatens remaining natural lands Jun 21, 2017 Peer-reviewed paper Hydraulic Fracturing
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