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November 3, 2016

Citizen scientists and community members are already providing large amounts of data for monitoring biodiversity, but they could do much more, according to a new study published in the journal Biological Conservation

”Citizen scientists and community members are alrea...

November 1, 2016

Impacts of climate change and dialogue between scientific and traditional knowledge were debated at a breakout session
 of the 2016 Arctic Circle Assembly. The discussions were chaired by Philippe Couillard, the Premier of Quebec, Canada.  Finn Danielsen shared lessons...

October 27, 2016

A new study published in PLoS ONE compares community members and trained scientists' data on tree diversity in tropical forest in China.

The study showed that representatives of the local Yi community members can collect tree diversity data of comparable quality to trai...

September 3, 2016

Cambridge University Press is publishing a new book: "The Science and Practice of Landscape Stewardship".

One of the chapters is about citizen science tools for engaging local stakeholders and promoting local and traditional knowledge in landscape stewardship.

The chapte...

August 15, 2016

How can we find solutions to the climate and environmental challenges? New research suggests that the answer is with citizens and community members.

In a dr. scient. (DSc) dissertation defended at University of Copenhagen, ecologist Finn Danielsen from Nordisk Fond for...

June 9, 2016

NORDECO has in collaboration with National University of Laos (NUOL) and within the framework of the Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) program funded by the United Kingdom developed a tool for assessing ecosystem services relevant for communities and fo...

May 3, 2016

NORDECO undertook a review and pre-appraisal of the Eco-schools Programme implemented by Danish Outdoor Council with partners in Uganda, Tanzania and Malawi.

The review found that the programme is highly relevant and has major impacts on rights to quality education. A n...

April 21, 2016

Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada have published the first pan-Arctic review of existing community-based observing efforts. The goal of this review is to better understand the current state of community-based observing systems in this rapidly changing region of the Eart...

March 16, 2016

NORDECO in collaboration with partners in Russia and Lithuania starts implementation of a project to promote use of local knowledge in management of natural resources in the Northwestern Arctic Russia. The project is implemented in artic reindeer husbandry communities...

March 2, 2016

After 2 ½ year implementation the Cambodian Farmland Carbon (CAFACA) project, funded by Nordic Climate Facility, formally ended. It has succeeded in providing substantial climate mitigation through planting of local, useful trees as organised by community-based associa...

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