The CLCC is open to anyone who shares our mission to ultimately conserve, restore, and sustain natural and cultural resources in the Caribbean Region. Contact staff or steering committee representatives if interested in our research teams, advisory bodies and conservation action teams or join our mailing list to simply stay informed about CLCC activities and discussions.
We strive to advance science for the future of conservation in the Caribbean. We ask stakeholders key questions to identify gaps in our current body of scientific knowledge so that we can meet the challenges of managing natural and cultural resources in a changing world. We ask ourselves and others – What information is needed to help make the best conservation and management decisions? Who does research that can help us? Who communicates science in a way that is accessible to decision makers? What tools are needed to prepare decision makers for emerging threats? How do we collectively and effectively get research results and decision support tools to the people who manage our lands and seas?
Benefits of Joining the CLCC Community
You have access to:
- Receive regular updates on CLCC and partner landscape conservation activities, funding opportunities, meetings, and science products;
- New datasets and maps on the CLCC Conservation Planning Atlas and CLCC Data Center;
- Interact with the wider LCC Network;
- Be a candidate for CLCC advisory bodies and teams;
- Work collaboratively on land and seascape issues important to you;
- View, search and network with all CLCC partners;
- Propose new groups and teams;
- Discussions within your groups (online and in-person);
- Use our web-based networking and data management tools; and
- Post announcement and events for all partners and members of the public to view on the webpage, calendar, CLCC Twitter and Facebook accounts, and in our quarterly newsletter.
- Post questions or ideas on the CLCC facebook group for an interactive online dialogue with the conservation community about today’s most pressing conservation issues
- View the updates from CLCC steering committee, staff, research groups, conservation action teams, and pilot watersheds for landscape conservation design;
- Connect to a broader network of National LCC’s and Climate Science Centers that cross state, jurisdictional and international boundaries. Landscape Conservation Cooperatives;
- Receive and share the latest news on Caribbean-specific conservation initiatives by following the CLCC on Twitter;
- Submit articles and blogs to CLCC publications..
To accomplish our mission the CLCC needs clear guidance and a dedicated partnership. The Steering Committee and staff function, through an open process, to determine the cooperative’s operational structure and goals, the breadth of our activities, the projects to be undertaken, and science and grant making priorities.
Advisory Groups: Periodically the CLCC Steering Committee and Staff needs scientific, technical or stakeholder guidance to coordinate project funding processes, strategic frameworks, and outreach to science and practitioner communities. Science providers, science users, conservation practitioners, and community leaders that join the CLCC may be approached by the staff or Steering Committee to participate on an advisory group.
Research Groups/Scientific Community: Providing sound science is at the core of the Caribbean LCC’s mission. Researchers represent science in action, by conducting investigations, carrying out projects, and in general, seeking answers to enduring questions regarding our land and seascapes and our role to protect them. (View details of our ongoing research by clicking here). Members of the CLCC Scientific Community include ecologists, biologists, chemists, hydrologists, oceanographers, physicists, modelers, spatial analysts, data managers, sociologists, archaeologists, anthropologists, political scientists, geographers, economists, and planners. Science providers and users that are associated with agencies, universities, advocacy organizations, or the private sector are welcome to join the CLCC to inform landscape conservation efforts in the Caribbean. With our partners, the CLCC funds research projects that examines how habitats, species, and society respond to landscape level stressors, like climate change, shifts in land-use, urban expansion, agricultural and fishing changes, and invasive species. View past or ongoing research projects here.
Conservation Action Teams/Practitioner Community: Conservation Action Teams are where science meets the road. CLCC teams work together on actions that facilitate conservation of land and seascapes valued by citizens to improve water quality and habitats, sustain working lands and seas, enhance urban forests and green areas, and preserve and restore historic and cultural treasures. Members of the CLCC Practitioner Community include public servants in government agencies, community leaders, advocates, educators, scientists and researchers, students, business owners, and concerned citizens. Every year the CLCC supports and/or funds conservation action projects that assist habitats, species, and society respond to landscape level stressors, like climate change, shifts in land-use, urban expansion, agricultural and fishing changes, and invasive species. Current Conservation Action Teams (CATs) include: Protected Areas Conservation Action Team (PA-CAT); Dune Building and Stabilization with Vegetation Conservation Action Team (Dune-CAT); and the Cay Systems Conservation Action Team (Cays-CAT).
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