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Team Name Status Critical Challenge
Steppe Health
Can we stop a highly fatal viral epidemic that threatens both endangered wildlife and the livestock that more than half the human population of Mongolia depends on?
New Food Security and Nature
Appalachian Coalfields
How can regional economic development in the Central Appalachian Coalfields jointly benefit human well-being and environmental sustainability?
New Natural Climate Solutions
Water Flow Impact
How can we prioritize source water protection programs that can alleviate the risks of too little or too much water, both today and in the future?
New Water and Nature
Water Sanitation and Nature
How can nature help billions of people access sanitation and improved water quality across the globe? How can these sanitation goals contribute to benefiting nature?
New Water and Nature
Coastal Defenses
How do coastal habitats reduce risk to people and property from hazards and sea level rise, and how can we use these systems to create more cost-effective natural solutions?
Completed Natural Climate Solutions
Fisheries Measures
How can fisheries managers know they are achieving food security goals even when they lack sophisticated fish stock data?
Ongoing Food Security and Nature
Forest Sharing or Sparing?
How do we maximize conservation and human well-being outcomes while meeting the demand for timber in the tropics?
Completed Natural Climate Solutions
Making Ecosystems Count
How do changes to the natural environment impact food security, livelihoods, and other aspects of human well-being?
Completed The Value of Nature
Coastal Restoration
How can we better align coastal habitat restoration efforts with nature conservation and the provision of societal benefits?
Ongoing Natural Climate Solutions
Fire Research Consensus
Where can scientific consensus support actions now to increase ecosystem resilience in fire-prone landscapes under the uncertainties of climate change?
Completed Natural Climate Solutions
Assessing Biocultural Indicators
How can we use resilience indicators, defined through a biocultural approach, to learn how Pacific communities will cope with future change and to identify specific interventions to improve nature and human wellbeing?
Ongoing The Value of Nature
Landscape Connectivity in India
What approaches can decision-makers and planners employ to ensure that rural infrastructure development in India maintains connectivity of the landscape for wildlife while meeting needs for economic development?
Ongoing The Value of Nature
Faith and Conservation
How can conservation and faith groups work more effectively together to reach shared environmental and social goals?
Completed Natural Climate Solutions
Land Use Change in the Orinoquía
How can stakeholders meet agricultural development goals while sustaining benefits from nature in the savanna biome of Colombia’s Eastern Plains?
Ongoing Food Security and Nature
Rwanda Natural Capital Accounting
How can natural capital be integrated into Rwanda’s national economic accounts to help reduce poverty to under 30% and sustain 11.5% annual economic growth by 2020?
Completed The Value of Nature
Managing Soil Organic Carbon
Can healthy soil promote healthy ecosystems in rangelands and croplands?
Ongoing Natural Climate Solutions
Data-limited Fisheries
Can the implementation of new, inexpensive science-based tools to assess and manage the world’s data-limited fisheries help end overfishing?
Completed Food Security and Nature
Hydraulic Fracturing
How can industry and nature conservation collaborate to avoid conflicts between shale energy development and the need for clean, safe water?
Completed Water and Nature
Evidence-based Conservation
How can science strengthen evidence-informed policy and practice in conservation affecting human well-being?
Completed The Value of Nature
Economics of Chinese Ivory Trade
Is the ivory market in China a demand- or supply-side driven market and what are the implications of this driver for the economics of regulation?
Completed The Value of Nature
Ridges To Reefs Fisheries
Where can cost-effective conservation help secure both fish populations and local coastal economies that are experiencing the negative effects of different land uses?
Completed Food Security and Nature
Compensatory Conservation
Under what conditions and using which methods can compensatory conservation programs most effectively protect biodiversity and ecosystem services?
Ongoing The Value of Nature
Open Ocean Aquaculture
How can aquaculture meet growing demand for seafood while being environmentally and socio-economically sustainable?
Ongoing Food Security and Nature
Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity
What key changes to existing tools for documenting, measuring and valuing ecosystem services will catalyze the tools’ deployment in key biodiversity areas to strengthen the safeguard of these important sites?
Ongoing The Value of Nature
Sustainable Agricultural Intensification
How can Tanzania intensify agricultural production while protecting biodiversity and ecosystem services at the landscape and regional scale?
Completed Food Security and Nature
Ecological Levers for Health
Can we discover new ecologically-based solutions for health and environmental problems by identifying conservation interventions that are linked to improved human health?
Ongoing The Value of Nature
Better Land Use
Will integrating and comparing tradeoffs among multiple land-use options and relative values generate greater, more durable returns for nature and people’s prosperity?
Completed The Value of Nature
Ecological Drought
How does incorporating ecological sensitivity into drought relief plans improve longer term outcomes for people and nature?
Ongoing Natural Climate Solutions
Food and Forests in Africa
What interventions can help governments deliver on both food production and forest conservation targets, as well as provide more equitable distribution of the benefits?
Ongoing Food Security and Nature
Water Security
Where can water funds – user investment protecting upstream watersheds and sources – benefit conservation, sustainable economic growth, and human well-being?
Completed Water and Nature
Amazon Waters
How can connectivity in the Amazon Basin be maintained to support human well-being, wildlife, and the environments on which they depend?
Completed Water and Nature
Sharing Water
Can multi-sector benefits from water transactions programs be measured in a standardized way, and if so, might the transparency around the benefits help to drive multi-sector collaboration?
Ongoing Water and Nature