Large Landscape News

Carpathian Bioregion: First Ground Testing of IUCN Connectivity Guidelines

The report from the Connectivity Conservation Workshop: Guiding the Carpathian Region has now been released. It details the outcomes of discussions among over 50 scientists, conservation experts, natural resource managers, and policymakers from 13 countries that met in Poiana Brasov, Romania from 4-6 November 2019.

Partner Spotlight: Whisper Camel-Means

Whisper Camel-Means is an enrolled member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) who currently works as a wildlife biologist CSKT on the Flathead Reservation in west central Montana. As part of our celebration of Native American Heritage Month, we asked her to tell us a bit about what brought her to this work. Keep reading to learn about the path that led Whisper to her current role, what drives her, and where she wants to go from here.

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

Since 1990, Native American Heritage Month has served as a platform for elevating Native American voices and stories that too often are stifled or ignored. This month-long celebration is a chance to share and learn about Native American culture and traditions, better understand the historical injustices, and take steps to create a more inclusive future. It’s a chance to appreciate and understand the original inhabitants of our lands, promote equity, and work toward restoring the Native American values and cultures that have existed for thousands of years.

Stories of Indigenous-Led Conservation

Today, the state of Montana still recognizes “Columbus Day,” but the Center for Large Landscape Conservation chooses to recognize and celebrate a different holiday: Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Indigenous Peoples’ Day began in 1989 as an alternative to Columbus Day, the purpose of which is twofold: to counter the celebration of Christopher Columbus, who many–particularly tribal and indigenous people–say represents “the violent history of the colonization in the Western Hemisphere,” and to honor and and celebrate Indigenous peoples. 

2020 Catalyst Fund Grant Awards

The Network for Landscape Conservation is pleased to announce 13 grant awards for Partnerships working to implement community-grounded conservation at the necessary landscape scale. The funding support will enable each of these Partnerships to accelerate their efforts to build enduring, place-based, collaborative conservation efforts that protect the ecological, cultural, and community health of the landscapes they call home.

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