FOS helps support collaborative learning initiatives that facilitate cross-site or cross-project learning about a specific conservation strategy or tool. Though learning initiatives vary in their design, they all have the underlying assumption that learning is more effective when done collaboratively. In particular, conservation teams can collectively learn about the various conditions under which different strategies or tools are effective.
The Wadden Sea is the largest intertidal mudflat system in the world – a system under heavy pressure from bottom-trawling and coastal defense structures for decades. In 2020, the Dutch government launched a program in which government agencies, non-governmental organizations and business representatives are working together to restore the ecosystem and create a participatory governance […]
In 2008, FOS staff taught a 5-day course in adaptive management at Mweka College of Wildlife Management in Tanzania. This was part of the US Fish and Wildlife Service-funded MENTOR Fellowship post-graduate program on addressing bushmeat in eastern Africa. Since then, the 8 MENTOR fellows have completed the graduate program and continue to use the […]