Team Kenya – U.S. West is building a bridge between pastoralists in Kenya’s Maasailand and ranchers in the U.S. West. The group aims to address some of the most vexing problems facing communities in both regions.
Applications for fellowships through Colorado State University’s Center for Collaborative Conservation are now being accepted, with a submission deadline of Nov. 1.
The center will award fellowships up to $15,000 to teams consisting of CSU faculty and graduate students and conservation experts for projects that use collaboration to find new solutions to issues in the United States and around the world.
Fellows will be selected by mid-November. Funding for the teams starts in January 2018 and runs through December 2020.
The program, launched in 2008, is designed to strengthen the real-world impact of teams of students, faculty, scientists and conservation experts working together to address collaborative conservation research, education or natural resource management.
Fellows are currently working in Colorado, Kenya, Honduras, Estonia, Vietnam and the Philippines, with projects that include:
- citizen science best practices for marine protected areas
- “voluntourism” as a source of conservation and livelihoods
- community engagement to protect an endangered bat species
- social learning as a key process within collaborative adaptive grazing management
- second-home owner engagement as a tool to support protected areas, and
- community collaboration and member-owner engagement with a farmland cooperative.
Applications for team fellowships are available on the Center for Collaborative Conservation website.