Commitment to Action

A Scientific Partnership for Nature and Human Prosperity

Commitment by

Wildlife Conservation Society, The Nature Conservancy

In 2013, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) committed to support the development of SNAP (Scientific Partnership for Nature and Human Prosperity); a joint effort between TNC, WCS, and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) comprised of working groups in search of breakthroughs in global environmental challenges. This unique approach will bring academics, policymakers and NGOs from the two worlds of development and the environment together, maximizing the potential for solutions to have real-world implementation and success. SNAP's first working group will address the role of natural systems (reefs, sand dunes, natural floodplains) in protecting coastal areas from storm surges. The second working group is studying the Western Amazon Basin to develop recommendations on how to balance the needs of intense development with the protection of indigenous people, fisheries and water quality. Over the next three years, SNAP is committed to publishing and implementing the solutions developed by at least six of its working groups

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Commitment

A Scientific Partnership for Nature and Human Prosperity

Launched

2013

Est. Duration

3 years

Region

Latin America & Caribbean, Northern America, Africa, Oceania

Countries

Brazil, Gabon, Kenya, Solomon Islands, Tanzania, United States of America

Commitment by

Wildlife Conservation Society, The Nature Conservancy

Partner(s)

National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis NCEAS