Livelihoods, markets and conservation

By Joel Persson Protected areas have long been the mainstay of efforts to conserve nature and biodiversity across the world. Global agreements like the Convention of Biological Diversity and international organisations like the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) carve out an important role for protected areas, and some conservation…

What happens when the gold disappears?

By Anna Frohn Pedersen How does the future look for the millions of people whose livelihoods depend on non-renewable resources, and how can such livelihoods become more sustainable? Together with Jonas Ø. Nielsen, Cecilie Friis and Jesper B. Jønsson, I explore these questions, taking departure in the artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector of Tanzania.…

Visualizing connections across people, places and scales – Key lessons learned from a systematic review of telecoupling visualizations

By Gabi Sonderegger To many of us scientists, visuals are key to many of our research activities. We use them to structure our thoughts during initial brainstorming sessions, to share and discuss ideas during moments of fruitful exchange with colleagues, or to identify relevant trends and patterns in our preliminary results. And probably most common,…