Community science is a powerful tool for conservation

Read the full post from the Aspen Institute.

All too often, though, the concerns of scientists or politicians can be out of step with communities on the front lines of conservation and other environmental issues. Even the most well-intentioned efforts can backfire without the appropriate buy-in from a community, and particularly without the appropriate respect for a community’s existing priorities and expertise.

Community science provides a complementary and novel approach to thorny problems at the intersection between the human and natural worlds.

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