Latest On The Conservation Gateway

A well-managed and operational Conservation Gateway is in our future! Marketing, Conservation, and Science have partnered on a plan to rebuild the Gateway into the organization’s enterprise content management system (AEM), with a planned launch of a minimal viable product in late 2024. If you’re interested in learning more about the project, reach out to for more info!

Our team is analyzing the legal codes in our core geographies to better understand the de jure and de facto rights of IPLCs to use and manage their resources, and what work needs to be done to increase their tenure security. This work is being done in Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, and Angola.

Mercury contamination is a problem for freshwater species like fish, and for the people whose diet is reliant on this important source of protein. And yet mercury contamination is an important threat in all our focal geographies, often due to artisanal and small-scale gold mining. We are working with the Biodiversity Research Institute to better understand the sources of mercury to the freshwater environment, and what can be done to mitigate adverse effects on biodiversity and human health by this contaminant. 

Managing inland freshwater fisheries is an important aspect of many fCBC programs. Technical guidance on this will be coming in 2021.

Our freshwater CBC projects are all located in areas with important freshwater biodiversity. There is a shortage in freshwater biodiversity data globally, and to start to address this gap, we have compiled information describing spatial freshwater species data that are available globally.