Animation on how to choose marine reserves

Marxan animationHugh Possingham and Jennifer McGowan (UQ) have produced a short animation on systematic conservation planning for marine reserve design. It's a great tool to explain the concepts and processes involved in marine conservation planning, and will be used for workshops and courses. 

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Animation by D Greenup (UQ)

For more information, contact Jennifer McGowan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Also published on Youtube 


Restoring Indonesian forests

Indonesian Rainforest KGillowA new paper out Restoring degraded tropical forests for carbon and biodiversityin Environmetnal Research Letters by CEED PhD student Sugeng Budiharta in out now.

The extensive deforestation and degradation of tropical forests is a significant contributor to the loss of biodiversity and to global warming. Restoration could potentially mitigate the impacts of deforestation, yet knowledge on how to efficiently allocate funding for restoration is still in its infancy. This paper investigates investments in restoration in the tropical landscape of East Kalimantan, Indonesia, and provides useful guidance for locating the most cost effective reforestation areas.

Links: the publication; report in Jakarta Globe; and opinion piece in Jakarta Globe

IUCN & CEED Ivory Trade Symposium - Feb 2015

Elephant - KG 2007Beyond enforcement: Communities, governance, incentives and sustainable use in combating illegal wildlife trade

27 February - 1 March 2015, South Africa

IUCN CEESP/SSC Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (SULi), the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the Austrian Ministry for the Environment, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) and TRAFFIC – the wildlife trade monitoring network– are holding a symposium exploring the roles of communities, governance, incentives and sustainable use in combating illegal wildlife trade, to be held near Johannesburg, South Africa.

Full details HERE.  

Call for Abstracts: English or French, by 30 November 2014.     Draft Program: English or French

EDG leadership program launched

EDG leadership smThe EDG leadership training program was launched this week in Brisbane. Over the course of the foundational week the group are being trained in leadership skills, media, meeting facilitation and career strategies.