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SNAPP Teams

Team Name Status Region Critical Challenge
Coastal Outcomes
When does coastal conservation produce positive outcomes for people and nature, and what are the synergies and tradeoffs between multiple outcomes?
Ongoing Ocean Sustainability
Steppe Health
Can diverse stakeholders stop a fatal viral epidemic threatening endangered wildlife and livestock critical to over half the people in Mongolia?
Ongoing Food and Freshwater
Appalachian Coalfields
How can economic development, human well-being, and environmental sustainability be balanced in the Central Appalachian Coalfields region?
Ongoing Climate Resilience
Water Flow Impact
How can short and long term source water protection programs alleviate the risks posed by both water shortages and excess water?
Ongoing Food and Freshwater
Water Sanitation and Nature
How can nature-based interventions be used to help billions of people access sanitation and higher quality water?
Ongoing Food and Freshwater
Zero Deforestation Landscapes
Can innovative mapping tools help agricultural producers and companies meet commitments to zero-deforestation supply chains?
Ongoing Social Innovations
Coastal Defenses
How do coastal habitats reduce the risks posed to people and property by sea-level rise and natural hazards and how can these habitats be used to create more cost-effective natural solutions?
Completed Global, Caribbean Ocean Sustainability
Fisheries Measures
How can fisheries managers know they are achieving food security goals when they lack sophisticated fish stock data?
Completed Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Africa, North America Ocean Sustainability
Forest Sharing or Sparing?
How can conservation and human well-being outcomes be maximized while meeting timber demand in the tropics?
Completed Asia-Pacific, Latin America Climate Resilience
Making Ecosystems Count
How do changes to the natural environment impact food security, livelihoods, and other aspects of human well-being?
Completed Africa Social Innovations
Coastal Restoration
How can coastal habitat restoration efforts be better aligned with nature conservation and the provision of societal benefits?
Completed North America Ocean Sustainability
Fire Research Consensus
Where can scientific consensus immediately support actions to increase ecosystem resilience in fire-prone landscapes in the context of climate change-related uncertainties?
Completed North America Climate Resilience
Assessing Biocultural Indicators
How can resilience indicators, defined using a biocultural approach, be used to learn how Pacific communities will cope with future change and inform specific interventions that prioritize both nature and human well-being?
Ongoing Asia-Pacific Social Innovations
Landscape Connectivity in India
What approaches can decision-makers and planners use to ensure that the needs of rural infrastructure and economic development in India is not achieved at the expense of landscape connectivity for wildlife?
Completed Asia-Pacific Social Innovations
Land Use Change in the Orinoquía
How can stakeholders meet agricultural development goals while maintaining natural benefits associated with the savanna biome of Colombia’s Eastern Plains?
Completed Latin America Food and Freshwater
Rwanda Natural Capital Accounting
How can natural capital be integrated into Rwanda’s national economic accounts to help reach their 2020 goal to reduce poverty below 30% and sustain 11.5% annual economic growth?
Completed Africa Social Innovations
Managing Soil Organic Carbon
Can healthy soil promote healthy ecosystems in rangelands and croplands?
Ongoing North America Climate Resilience
Data-limited Fisheries
Can new, inexpensive science-based tools for assessing and managing data-limited fisheries be widely implemented to help end overfishing?
Completed Latin America, Africa, Asia-Pacific Ocean Sustainability
Gaming the Future: Communicating Climate
Can video games succeed where traditional climate communication has failed?
Completed Global Climate Resilience
Hydraulic Fracturing
How can industry and nature conservation collaborate to avoid conflicts between shale energy development and the need for clean, safe water?
Completed North America Food and Freshwater
Evidence-based Conservation
How can science be used to strengthen evidence-based policy and practice related to conservation efforts affecting human well-being?
Completed Global Social Innovations
Economics of Chinese Ivory Trade
Is the ivory market in China a demand- or supply-side driven market and what are the implications for the economics of regulation?
Completed Asia-Pacific Social Innovations
Ridges To Reefs Fisheries
Where can cost-effective conservation help secure fish populations and coastal economies that are experiencing negative effects from multiple land uses?
Completed Asia-Pacific Ocean Sustainability
Compensatory Conservation
Which compensatory conservation program conditions and methods most effectively protect biodiversity and ecosystem services?
Ongoing Global, Latin America, Africa, Asia-Pacific Social Innovations
Open Ocean Aquaculture
How can aquaculture meet growing demand for seafood while being environmentally and socio-economically sustainable?
Completed Latin America, North America Ocean Sustainability
Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity
What key changes to existing tools for documenting, measuring, and valuing ecosystem services will boost their use in Key Biodiversity Areas and strengthen the safeguard of these important sites?
Completed Asia-Pacific, North America Social Innovations
Sustainable Agricultural Intensification
How can Tanzania intensify agricultural production while protecting biodiversity and ecosystem services at both landscape and regional scales?
Completed Africa Food and Freshwater
Ecological Levers for Health
Can conservation interventions associated with improved human health be applied to human and environmental problems to create new ecologically-based solutions?
Ongoing Global Social Innovations
Better Land Use
Will comparing tradeoffs among multiple land use options and relative values lead to greater, more durable returns for the prosperity of nature and people?
Completed Latin America, North America Social Innovations
Ecological Drought
How does incorporating ecological sensitivity into drought relief planning improve longer term outcomes for people and nature?
Ongoing North America Climate Resilience
Food and Forests in Africa
What interventions can help governments deliver on both food production and forest conservation targets, while providing more equitable distribution of the benefits?
Ongoing Africa Food and Freshwater
Water Security
Where can water funds – user investments to protect upstream watersheds and sources – benefit conservation, sustainable economic growth, and human well-being?
Completed Latin America Food and Freshwater
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 Latin America Food and Freshwater
Sharing Water
Can multi-sector benefits from water transaction programs be measured in a standardized way, and if so, might transparency around the benefits help drive multi-sector collaboration?
Completed North America Food and Freshwater
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