SNAPP TEAM:BRI Biodiversity Toolkit
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What tools can help make sure the Chinese Belt and Road supports biodiversity conservation as well as human well-being?
Team Status: ONGOING
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  • Develop a toolkit that the finance sector and relevant companies can use to develop and deploy their biodiversity safeguards on-the-ground, and which can help them meet global standards to address biodiversity risks and the impacts of their investments

 

  • Engage with policymakers, companies and practitioners from financial institutions to ensure the toolkit is practical and adaptable for targeted BRI stakeholders in the government, business and the finance sectors

 

Team
Leaders
Aili Kang 
Wildlife Conservation Society 
Ray Victurine
Wildlife Conservation Society
Li Xia
Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment
Members
Christopher Holmes
Wildlife Conservation Society
Gilles Kleitz
Agence Française de Développement
Ji Lin
Global Environment Institute
Joe Kiesecker
The Nature Conservancy
Kerstin Brauneder
Wildlife Conservation Society
Lan Hong
Renmin University of China
Liwei Chen
Wildlife Conservation Society
Sun Fang
Environmental Defense Fund
Sun Lihui
China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals and Chemicals Importers & Exporters
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SNAPP TEAM:Natural Resource Governance
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What practical guidance can help strengthen community-level natural resource governance systems?
Team Status: ONGOING
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Consensus Statement: The Meaning of Community and of Governance

This consensus statement defines effective and equitable community-level natural resource governance and identifies factors that help or hinder this approach in practices.

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Team
Leaders
David Wilkie
Wildlife Conservation Society
Barbara Nakangu
WWF Netherlands
Erica Rieder
North Carolina State University
Members
Alex Barrett
Fauna & Flora International
Ashish John
Wildlife Conservation Society - Cambodia
Basilia Shivute
Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation (IRDNC) Namibia
Caitlin Doughty
The Nature Conservancy
Chrissy Schwinn
The Nature Conservancy
Diane Detoeuf
Wildlife Conservation Society
Enkhtuya Oidov
The Nature Conservancy – Mongolia
Heidi Kretser
Wildlife Conservation Society
Hermine Tuekam Kouam
Well Grounded
Ian Deshmukh
Independent
Jayanand Derekar
Kunabi Indigenous Peoples India
Jesse Ribot
American University
Jessica Campese
International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Commission on Environment, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP)
Justin Kenrick
Forest Peoples Program
Katie Lee-Brooks
Fauna & Flora International
Lauren Williams
TetraTech/World Resource Institute (WRI)
Maria Honig
World Wildlife Fund
Michael Painter
Wildlife Conservation Society
Michelle Wieland
Wildlife Conservation Society
Peter Zahler
Woodland Park Zoo
Phil Franks
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Stephany Kersten
Well Grounded
Yuta Masuda
The Nature Conservancy
Zulema Lehm
Wildlife Conservation Society - Bolivia
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SNAPP TEAM:Improving Coastal Health
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What wastewater pollution guidelines and sanitation planning strategies will enable sanitation and conservation practitioners to work together to improve both human and marine ecosystem health?
Team Status: ONGOING
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Team
Leaders
Stephanie Wear
The Nature Conservancy
Amelia Wenger
WCS / University of Queensland
Jacqueline Thomas
University of Sydney / Ifakara Health Institute
Jos Hill
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Aaron Jenkins
University of Sydney / Edith Cowan University
Members
Janet Edmonds
Conservation International
Jean Mensa
Wildlife Conservation Society Tanzania
Jenny Myton
Coral Reef Alliance
Joleah Lamb
University of California, Irvine
Kelly Trott
Imagine H2O
Konstantina Velkushanova
UN-IHE Delft Institute for Water Education
Laura Palmese
Environmental Law Institute of Honduras
Manuel Mejia
Coral Reef Alliance
Nicole Auil Gomez
Wildlife Conservation Society Belize
Orian Tzadik
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Petra MacGowan
The Nature Conservancy
Phoebe Stewart-Sinclair
University of Queensland
Prayekti Ningtias
Wildlife Conservation Society Indonesia
Rose-Liza Eisma-Osorio
University of Cebu
Sale Rhodes
Independent Consultant
Sudhir Pillay
South African Water Research Commission
Tasrif Kartawijaya
Wildlife Conservation Society Indonesia
Thammarat Koottatep
Asian Institute of Technology
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SNAPP TEAM:Advancing Coastal Defenses
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How and where can natural ecosystems provide effective flood risk reduction benefits?
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Leaders
Mike Beck
University of California, Santa Cruz
Glenn-Marie Lange
Senior Economist (World Bank) and Environment for Development Initiative
Iñigo Losada
Environmental Hydraulics Institute IH Cantabria
Guillermo E. Franco
Guy Carpenter Co.
Members
Borja Reguero
University of California, Santa Cruz
Chip Cunliffe
AXA Insurance Co.
Jane “Carter” Ingram
Pollination Group
Jessica Kendall-Bar
University of California, Santa Cruz
Pelayo Menendez Fernandez
University of California, Santa Cruz
Siddharth Narayan
East Carolina University
Todd S. Bridges
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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SNAPP TEAM:Wildlife Corridor Restoration
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What evidence is required for wildlife corridor restoration interventions in human-inhabited landscapes, and how do we include these in the restoration management process?
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Leaders
Andrew Marshall
University of Sunshine Coast Australia & Reforest Africa
Deo Shirima
Sokoine University of Agriculture / Reforest Africa
Marion Pfeifer
Newcastle University
Trevor Jones
Southern Tanzania Elephant Program
Members
Christina Kibwe
Tanzania National Parks Authority
Christopher Mahonge
Sokoine University of Agriculture
Joseph Mwalugelo
Southern Tanzania Elephant Program
Lauren Barnes
Newcastle University
Leander Raes
IUCN
Margherita Lala
University of Leeds
Renatus Magesa
TNC
Roy Hinde
Udzungwa Mountains National Park
Sergio Guerreiro-Milheiras
Newcastle University
Simon Mosha
Tanzania Forest Conservation Group
Susannah Sallu
Leeds University
Tom Hilton
Colorado State University
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SNAPP TEAM:Andean Camelid Disease
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What management actions will promote both human livelihoods and the health of vicuñas and guanacos, in the face of disease and other threats?
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Team
Leaders
Chris Walzer
Wildlife Conservation Society
Paul Cross
USGS
Mariana Montoya
Wildlife Conservation Society
Members
Alynn Martin
USGS
Brandie Fariss
University of Massachusetts - Amherst/TNC
Fabian Beltran
Wildlife Conservation Society
Jose Mena
Wildlife Conservation Society
Kaitlyn Gaynor
NCEAS
Robert Wallace
Wildlife Conservation Society
Steve Smith
Vetmed Vienna
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SNAPP TEAM:Wildfires and Human Health
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What are consensus-driven, evidence-based approaches to identify and communicate the human health implications of wildfires versus ecological restoration-focused forest management, including managed fires?
Team Status: COMPLETED
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Key Products
Integration of Forest, Fires & Human Health

This document includes a progress report for the three SNAPP workstreams including the framework paper, the policy brief, and the health impacts assessment. It also lists all related presentations, spin-off projects and provides an overview of next steps.

Living with Fire: Collaborative Partnerships for Forest and Public Health

This article summarizes findings from two workstreams: 1) a synthesis of existing research by a transdisciplinary group of academics, scientists, managers, and practitioners in the fields of forest ecology, fire management, public health, and air quality resulting in a list of recommendations around integrating health and health equity considerations into prescribed fire planning for coastal western states, and 2) an analysis of policy leverage points for integrating public health and increased use of prescribed fire.

Learning to Live with Fire

This brief works to describe policy opportunities for integrating public health and prescribed fire planning in West Coast states and outlines policy recommendations through an interdisciplinary lens.

Wildfire, Smoke Exposure, Human Health, and Environmental Justice Need to be Integrated into Forest Restoration and Management

This paper in Current Environmental Health Reports represents the first clear consensus statements between public health and conservation sectors outlining practical steps to remove barriers from using fire for active forest management and simultaneously minimizing its impact on vulnerable human populations. See also the blog and news coverage of the article!

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Team
Leaders
June Spector
University of Washington
Jen Krenz
University of Washington
Ryan Haugo
The Nature Conservancy
Nick Wolff
The Nature Conservancy
Members
Alison Cullen
Evans School of Public Health, University of Washington
Ana Barros
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Andrew Merschel
Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, Oregon State University
Blane Heumann
The Nature Conservancy
Brian Robinson
McGill University
Carolyn Whitaker
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
Charles Maxwell
Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University
Chris Tessum
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Claire Schollaert
University of Washington
Craig Clements
San Jose State University
David Grant
Washington State Department of Ecology
Eddie Kasner
Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center, University of Washington
Ernesto Alvarado
Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington
Fay Johnston
Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania
Gillian Gawne-Mittelstaedt
Partnership for Air Matters, Tribal Healthy Homes Network
Haiganoush Preisler
(Retired) USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station
James Markwiese
US Environmental Protection Agency
Jamie Lydersen
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Janice Peterson
USDA Forest Service
Jens Stevens
New Mexico Landscapes Field Station, USGS
Jihoon Jung
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington
Jill Baumgartner
McGill University
Joe Wilkins
Howard University
John Abatzoglou
School of Engineering, UC Merced
John Flunker
Dept. of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington
Julian Marshall
University of Washington
Julie Fox
Washington State Department of Health
Karen Zirkle
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Kari Nadeau
Stanford University Medical School
Keala Hagmann
Applegate Forestry, LLC
Kerry Metlen
The Nature Conservancy
Leah Wood
University of Washington
Leland Tarnay
USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region Remote Sensing Lab
Mary Prunicki
Stanford University Medical School
Meg Krawchuk
Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, Oregon State University
Miriam Marlier
University of California, Los Angeles
Paul Hessburg
USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station
Pete Caligiuri
The Nature Conservancy
Phil Levin
College of the Environment, University of Washington and The Nature Conservancy
Reese Lolley
The Nature Conservancy
Sarah Henderson
School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia
Savannah D’Evelyn
University of Washington
Sean Hopkins
Washington State Department of Ecology
Stacy Drury
Fire and Fuels Program, USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station
Susan Prichard
USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station
Tania Busch Isaksen
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington
Van Kane
College of the Environment, University of Washington
Vanessa Galaviz
California Environmental Protection Agency
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SNAPP TEAM:Saving Our Rivers
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Can we transition the power sector to reliable renewable energy sources without damming the world's remaining free-flowing rivers critical for freshwater biodiversity and people's livelihoods?
Team Status: ONGOING
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Team
Leaders
Eilyan Bitar
School of Electrical & Computer Engineering Cornell University
Jeff Opperman
Global Science, WWF
Joe Kiesecker
Land & Water Conservation Science, TNC
Members
Alex Flecker
Ecology & Evolution Biology, Cornell University
Christian Contreras Otiniano
TNC, North Andes & South Central America
Daniel Kammen
Renewable & Appropriate Energy Laboratory, School of Public Policy University of California, Berkeley
Grace Wu
University of California Davis, TNC, The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Juliana Delgado
TNC, North Andes & South Central America
Mariana Montoya
Wildlife Conservation Society Peru
Mariana Varese
Wildlife Conservation Society Amazonia
Rafael Almeida
Ecology & Evolution Biology, Cornell University
Rafael Schmitt
The Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University, California
Ruth Tiffer Sotomayor
Environment & Natural Resources, World Bank
Vijay Modi
Millennium Villages Project, Columbia University
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SNAPP TEAM:Conservation Aquaculture
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What are the social and ecological trade-offs of using aquaculture as a conservation tool for marine foundation species, and what are the responsible methods for using this approach?
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Team
Leaders
April Ridlon
Science for Nature and People Partnership / National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis
Kerstin Wasson
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
Edwin Grosholz
University of California, Davis
Tiffany Waters
Global Aquaculture, The Nature Conservancy
Members
Aric Bickel
SECORE International
Betsy Peabody
Puget Sound Restoration Fund
Boze Hancock
Global Reefs, The Nature Conservancy
Chela Zabin
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Danielle Zacherl
California State University, Fullerton
Diego Lirman
University of Miami
Elizabeth Tobin
Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
Gary Fleener
Hog Island Oyster Co.
Gifford Pinchot IV
Chelsea Farms
Halley Froehlich
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), University of California, Santa Barbara
Hollie Putnam
University of Rhode Island
Jamie Donatuto
Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
John Adams
Sound Fresh Clams and Oysters
Joseph Pollock
Caribbean Division, The Nature Conservancy
Julio Lorda
Universidad Autónoma de Baja California
Madhavi Colton
Coral Reef Alliance
Margaret Miller
SECORE International
Michael Tlusty
University of Massachusetts
Peter Mumby
University of Queensland
Rhona Govender
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Steve Rumrill
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
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SNAPP TEAM:Climate Resilient Fisheries
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What key features support fisheries’ resilience to climate change impacts, and how can these features be recognized and enhanced in marine fishery management systems?
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New holistic framework to assess the resilience of fisheries in a climate-changed world

This analysis “examine[d] fishery systems across (a) ecological, (b) socio-economic and (c) governance dimensions using five resilience domains: assets, flexibility, organization, learning and agency, …[finding] few studies that test resilience attributes in fisheries across all parts of the system, with most examples focusing on the ecological dimension.”

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Team
Leaders
Kathy Mills
Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Kristin Kleisner
Environmental Defense Fund
Patrick Sullivan
Cornell University
Members
Anne Hollowed
NOAA, Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Chris Free
University of California, Santa Barbara
Christopher Golden
Harvard University
Claudio Silva
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
Eddie Allison
Nippon Foundation Ocean Nexus Program and Worldfish
Gaku Ishimura
Iwate University
George Freduah
Sustainability Research Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast
Gretta Pecl
University of Tasmania
Jacob Eurich
University of California, Santa Barbara
Jacqueline Lau
Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University; WorldFish
Jono Wilson
The Nature Conservancy; University of California, Santa Barbara
Julia Mason
Environmental Defense Fund
Kanae Tokunaga
Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Mark Dickey-Collas
ICES
Merrick Burden
Environmental Defense Fund
Mireia Valle
NCEAS and University of California, Santa Barbara
Whitney Friedman
NCEAS and University of California, Santa Barbara
Willow Battista
Environmental Defense Fund
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