Academic Venture Fund - 2017

Learning for Conservation

Stakeholders review map for habitat exchange

Understanding how organizations learn and what constrains learning is essential for advancing sustainability transitions. Partnering with Environmental Defense Fund, the interdisciplinary team will study learning dynamics in habitat exchanges. These conservation platforms allow farmers and ranchers who maintain habitat for at-risk species to sell habitat credits to businesses to offset environmental degradation. The researchers will work with stakeholders to assess and build capacity for critical reflection and learning--to help the exchanges thrive, along with the habitat and vulnerable species they aim to protect.

Investigators: Steven Wolf, Glen Dowell, Angela Fuller