For over two decades, Future Generations has played a significant role in protecting more than 46 million acres of extremely diverse Himalayan habitat at the headwaters of Asia’s great rivers. These conservation successes, including 11 protected areas, are led by community and government partnerships that ensure long-term benefits by harmonizing human wellbeing with ecosystem protection.
Successes have been growing China-wide through the expanded capacity-building and advocacy role of Future Generations China and globally through partnerships with Graduate School alumni and Future Generations organizations in Canada, Afghanistan, Peru, and India.
The Conservation Innovation Team specializes in community-based approaches to nature conservation that build from successes, maximize existing resources, and lead to sustainable outcomes through empowered local partnerships. We identify, cultivate, and scale-up innovations that integrate conservation goals with social change through applied research, field-based demonstrations, training programs, and learning networks. The conservation team focuses on five primary innovation themes:
- Capacity development in community-based conservation to scale up local successes
- Protected area design and management, focusing on strategies that engage local people and existing political structures for resilient landscapes and communities
- Strategies for lands not under conservation management
- Community-based strategies for climate change mitigation and adaptation
- The integration of conservation with peace building, health, and governance
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