Kinship Fellows are improving the
Fellows bring their talents and specific environmental challenges to Kinship. They leave with solutions they can apply directly to their work.
environment — all around the world.
From MD Madhusudan's award-winning work with NCF to reduce human wildlife conflict in India, to Maria Teresa Vargas' successes implementing PES programs with the Fundacion Natura Bolivia (The Bolivian Nature Foundation) and Darren Greve's efforts to create a robust market for TDRs in King County, WA — Kinship Fellows are making an impact.
When you come to Kinship, you become part of a spirited, supportive group dynamic that fosters inspiration and collaboration. With Kinship's specialized methodology your project will be used as an interactive case study. You'll receive insights and encouragement from an exceptional peer group as well as one-one-one mentoring from our expert faculty.
Bring your project to Kinship, and you'll find the tools you need to succeed.
"Ocean Bounty: Turning Blue Carbon into Green Gold"
Tanya Bryan 2010
As using carbon markets to finance conservation on land becomes more common, Kinship Fellow Tanya Bryan innovates this concept to apply it to marine conservation. Watch video »
"Bison and the Transformation of Conservation & Livelihoods in the Northern Great Plains"
Dawn Montanye 2010
Can ecologically-managed bison bring benefits to private landowners in the U.S.? Kinship Fellow Dawn Montanye investigates the possibilities. Watch video »
"Community-based Approaches to Sustainable Charcoal Production in Ghana"
Victor Mombu 2009
Understanding imperfect markets is a complicated endeavour at every level. Dive into the microcosm of the charcoal trade in Ghana to see how Kinship Fellow Victor Mombu simplifies the complexity. Watch video »
"Elephant, People, and Chilies: Establishment of an Elephant Corridor and Human/Elephant Conflict Mitigation in Eastern Botswana"
Jeanetta Selier 2009
Humans and animals compete for resources around much of our planet. Kinship Fellow Jeanetta Selier proposes a unique agricultural solution for resource conflict between elephants and native tribes. Watch video »
"Biomass Market Driven River Restoration"
Czaba Vaszkó 2009
What do flipping a light switch and restoring a floodplain have in common? Nothing until Kinship Fellow Csaba Vaszkó's work linked invasive shrub removal with biomass energy production along the Tisza River. Watch video »
"From land protection to fisheries management, resource managers and conservationists face a wide range of challenges. The Kinship program offers innovative ideas and compelling approaches to help meet some of those challenges. Ideas we explored at Kinship will make me a better resource manager."
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