Behavior Change for Nature: A Behavioral Science Toolkit for Practitioners

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Julie Cook Kitchener October 21, 2020 06:04 PM
Hi all, I just lectured about biodiversity loss at the University of Waterloo, and have recently come across a fabulous behaviour change toolkit for practitioners working in the …

Positive Communication Toolkit Available on Conservation Optimism's Website

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Liz Foote Maui August 24, 2020 10:23 AM
Just came across a great resource on the Conservation Optimism website, the Positive Communication Toolkit, which is all about message framing, check it out!

City of Calgary Wins Award for “Biodiverse Communities Initiative,’ a CBSM Project

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Liz Foote Maui August 04, 2020 02:07 AM
This article describes a habitat restoration planning project that just won a 2020 award for Planning Excellence, given out by the Canadian Institute of Planners. The article spec…

Using Tailored Information and Public Commitment to Improve the Environmental Quality of Farm Lands: An Example from the Netherlands

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Lokhorst, A.M., van Dijk, J., Staats, H., van Dijk, E., & de Snoo, G. (2010). Using tailored information and public commitment to improve the environmental quality of farm lands: An example from the Netherlands. Human Ecology, 38(1), 113-122.
By adopting nature conservation practices, farmers can enhance the environmental quality and biodiversity of their land. In this exploratory study, a behavioral intervention that …

Ecological Awareness, Environmentalist Action, and International Conservation Strategy

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Kottak, C. P. & Costa, A. C. (1993). Ecological awareness, environmentalist action, and international conservation strategy. Human Organization, 52, 4, 335-343.
Describes ongoing research on environmental risk perception and action in Brazil and Madagascar. Researchers have been investigating the relationship between the perception of env…

Conservation Learning in Wildlife Tourism Settings: Lessons from Research in Zoos and Aquariums

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Ballantyne, Roy; Packer, Jan; Hughes, Karen; Dierking, Lynn (2007). Conservation Learning in Wildlife Tourism Settings: Lessons from Research in Zoos and Aquariums. Environmental Education Research, 13, 3, 367-383.
Zoos and aquariums have shifted their focus over recent years, taking a much more active role in wildlife conservation and in promoting conservation learning among their visitors.…

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