William Housty, the Coastwatch Program Director and a member of the Heiltsuk tribe photographed at Koeye River in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia, Canada.
William Housty, the Coastwatch Program Director and a member of the Heiltsuk tribe photographed at Koeye River in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia, Canada. William Housty, the Coastwatch Program Director and a member of the Heiltsuk tribe photographed at Koeye River in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia, Canada. © Mark Godfrey/The Nature Conservancy

Developing Solutions for People and Nature

Nature is the foundation of strong communities and a prosperous economy. Solutions that are good for people must also be good for our underlying natural systems. Our collection of research shows the breadth of our expertise.

Reports and Evaluations

  • Nature United’s commitment to working in partnership with Indigenous peoples is informed by a number of interrelated factors.

    Supporting Indigenous-led Conservation

    Nature United’s approach to working in partnership with Indigenous peoples.

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  • Nature United has developed Communication Guidelines to direct and support our communications with
and about our work with Indigenous partners.

    Communications Guidelines

    Nature United has developed guidelines to direct and support our communications with and about our work with Indigenous partners.

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  • Enduring and effective partnerships are based on shared interests,
mutual respect and open dialogue.

    Building Partnerships

    Nature United’s Guidance for Building Partnerships with Indigenous Peoples

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  • Nature United believes the increased authority of Indigenous peoples to steward their lands and waters
results in durable and lasting solutions for people and nature over time

    Indigenous Rights

    Indigenous Rights and Nature United’s Approach to Conservation

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  • An evaluation of the SEAS community initiative completed in 2017.

    Taking Care of What We Know

    An Evaluation of the SEAS Community Initiative

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  • A summary of an evaluation of our Supporting Emerging Aboriginal Stewards (SEAS) program.

    Inspiring the Next Generation

    Evaluating the Indigenous Youth Stewardship Program

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  • for Valuing Coastal Guardian Watchmen Programs

    Valuing Coastal Guardian Watchmen

    A business case for Indigenous Guardian programs prepared by EPI EcoPlan International, Inc. for Nature United and The Coastal Steward Network.

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  • Conservation Finance to Support Canada's Target 1

    A Blueprint for Action

    Examines the future of conservation finance and proposes a set of concrete steps to further explore and develop funding opportunities.

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Published Science

  • Conservation through co-occurrence: Woodland caribou as a focal species for boreal biodiversity by Dr. Ronnie Drever

    Conservation Through Co-Occurrence

    Woodland caribou as a focal species for boreal biodiversity by Dr. Ronnie Drever

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  • A map shows the breadth of work that takes place within our Staying Connected Partnership.

    Staying Connected Initiative

    Map showing the Northern Appalachian-Acadian region, the most intact temperate broadleaf forest in the world.

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