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William Housty, the Coastwatch Program Director and a member of the Heiltsuk tribe photographed at Koeye River in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia, Canada.
William Housty, the Coastwatch Program Director and a member of the Heiltsuk tribe photographed at Koeye River in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia, Canada. William Housty, the Coastwatch Program Director and a member of the Heiltsuk tribe photographed at Koeye River in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia, Canada. © Mark Godfrey/The Nature Conservancy

Developing Solutions for People and Nature

Nature is the foundation of strong communities and a prosperous economy. Solutions that are good for people must also be good for our underlying natural systems. Our collection of research shows the breadth of our expertise.

Published Science

  • "Natural Climate Solutions for Canada" was published June 4, 2021 by Science Advances

    Natural Climate Solutions for Canada

    This study shows that Canada can reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 78 megatonnes CO2e in 2030 through Natural Climate Solutions.

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  • Guidelines for conserving connectivity
through ecological networks and corridors

    Connectivity Guidelines

    Guidelines for conserving connectivity through ecological networks and corridors co-authored by Jessica Levine

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  • Navigating predator‐induced regime shifts in human‐ocean systems

    Enabling Coexistence

    Navigating predator-induced regime shifts in human-ocean systems by Jenn Burt

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  • Conservation through co-occurrence: Woodland caribou as a focal species for boreal biodiversity by Dr. Ronnie Drever

    Conservation Through Co-Occurrence

    Woodland caribou as a focal species for boreal biodiversity by Dr. Ronnie Drever

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  • A map shows the breadth of work that takes place within our Staying Connected Partnership.

    Staying Connected Initiative

    Map showing the Northern Appalachian-Acadian region, the most intact temperate broadleaf forest in the world.

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Reports and Evaluations

  • Climate Resilience, Lessons from Abroad

    Case studies from around the world on pioneering efforts to build climate resilience into fisheries and coastal communities, including one from Nature United on BC.

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  • Report produced for Nature United - Assessment of High Conservation Values in Northwestern Manitoba

    High Conservation Values in Northwest Manitoba

    A comprehensive assessment of ecological values in northwestern Manitoba. Prepared by ArborVitae Environmental Services Ltd., the assessment conforms to the framework of High Conservation Values of the Forest Stewardship Council standard of sustainable forest management.

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  • Nature United’s commitment to working in partnership with Indigenous peoples is informed by a number of interrelated factors.

    Supporting Indigenous-led Conservation

    Nature United’s approach to working in partnership with Indigenous peoples.

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  • Nature United has developed Communication Guidelines to direct and support our communications with
and about our work with Indigenous partners.

    Communications Guidelines

    Nature United has developed guidelines to direct and support our communications with and about our work with Indigenous partners.

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  • Enduring and effective partnerships are based on shared interests,
mutual respect and open dialogue.

    Building Partnerships

    Nature United’s Guidance for Building Partnerships with Indigenous Peoples

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  • Nature United believes the increased authority of Indigenous peoples to steward their lands and waters
results in durable and lasting solutions for people and nature over time

    Indigenous Rights

    Indigenous Rights and Nature United’s Approach to Conservation

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  • An evaluation of the SEAS community initiative completed in 2017.

    Taking Care of What We Know

    An Evaluation of the SEAS Community Initiative

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  • A summary of an evaluation of our Supporting Emerging Aboriginal Stewards (SEAS) program.

    Inspiring the Next Generation

    Evaluating the Indigenous Youth Stewardship Program

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  • for Valuing Coastal Guardian Watchmen Programs

    Valuing Coastal Guardian Watchmen

    A business case for Indigenous Guardian programs prepared by EPI EcoPlan International, Inc. for Nature United and The Coastal Steward Network.

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  • Conservation Finance to Support Canada's Target 1

    A Blueprint for Action

    Examines the future of conservation finance and proposes a set of concrete steps to further explore and develop funding opportunities.

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  • A report produced by the Center for Responsible Travel with support from Nature United about the economic impact of bear tourism in the Great Bear Rainforest.

    Economic Impact of Bear Viewing and Bear Hunting

    A report produced by the Center for Responsible Travel with support from Nature United about the economic impact of bear tourism in the Great Bear Rainforest.

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