Building trust is critical to successful conservation programs. Understanding the communities you are working in, their beliefs and histories, is critical to establishing a solid foundation, along with careful thinking on your approach to engagement. In this Connecting for Conservation session, two expert practitioners discussed their work and shared best practices.

Photo courtesy of Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, originally appearing on Yale Environment 360.

Robert Bonnie

Executive in Residence, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University

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Dr. Stephanie Malin

Associate Professor, Sociology, Colorado State University

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Date Start Time End Time
May 14, 2020 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

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Key Themes

  • Community-based conservation
  • Connectivity
  • Crossing boundaries
  • Diversity equity inclusion
  • Healthy landscapes
  • Indigenous conservation