Complementary Conservation Measures Workshop The Systematic Conservation Planning Roundtable is designing a workshop addressing the contribution of Complementary Conservation Measures to 30×30. Workshop planning will be discussed at their next roundtable meeting on April 19th at 1 pm. Sign up to receive updates and join the conversation.
Expanding CBN’s Reach In January, CBN chair David Ackerly attended the first meeting of the IUCN Academy at their headquarters in Gland, Switzerland. The Academy will be designing a portfolio of training programs for IUCN staff and members worldwide advancing conservation and the goals of the Global Biodiversity Framework.
Pacific Coast Climate Monitoring Lisa Micheli, co-chair of the Sentinel Site roundtable, has spent the past two months as a Global Fulbright building partnerships in Chile. Her work is building on the institutional partnership between the UC Natural Reserve System and Universidad Catolica to monitor climate change along the Pacific Coast. Sign up to receive updates and join future Sentinel Site roundtable meetings.
CBN Funding Webinar
CBN hosted a Funding Webinar on Thursday, December 15th, 2022, focused on new state funding opportunities, administered by the Wildlife Conservation Board, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the University of California. The Webinar featured short presentations by each funding entity followed by audience Q&A. A recording of this webinar and accompanying transcript is available here.
Information about upcoming funding opportunities administered by the Department of Conservation was covered in a 30×30 Virtual Expo on November 29th 2022 (See recording here).
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Grant
CBN is pleased to announce that we have been awarded $500,000 from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to advance the work of the CBN – see a summary of the grant support here, which will support the activities of all Roundtables as well as a CBN science symposium in 2023.
Systematic Conservation Planning
This Systematic Conservation Planning roundtable webinar, led by Nate Roth, Chief Scientific and Data Advisor for the California Department of Conservation, provides an overview of the CA Nature, the set of visualization and analytical tools developed by the California Department of Natural Resources and ESRI, the leader in GIS software. Nate provides an introduction to the website and demonstrates the power of this site for guiding 30×30 investments and tracking progress over time.
CBN Celebrates California Biodiversity Week – Watch the Recording
During CA Biodiversity Week, CBN hosted Prof. Erika Zavaleta for a discussion with two of our steering committee members: Dr. Ana Alvarez and Prof. Adina Merenlender. The conversation addressed the future of conservation, in relation to the inclusion and representation of historically marginalized communities, and the novel paradigms of ecosystem stewardship. In the final 30 minutes, chairs of the CBN Roundtables provided brief updates on the activities of their groups.