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Indigenous Protected Areas: Conservation and Community Development

Posted by on August 23, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Indigenous Protected Areas: Conservation and Community Development

Imagine an area roughly the size of Texas owned and managed by Indigenous people under a voluntary partnership agreement with the Federal Government. That is the combined area of land, sea and freshwater “country” that is now formally set aside by Aboriginal people and the federal government in Australia to promote conservation and community development. The Australian Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) program began in 1997, and has already led to significant social (employment, training and community development) and biodiversity...

Farmlands and Food Security

Posted by on August 4, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Farmlands and Food Security

Red oak lettuce can’t handle Alaska’s long summer days. But you don’t know until you try, and for more than a century Alaska’s Matanuska Valley farmers have been doing just that – testing and refining cultivation methods to discover how best to grow food in a post-glacial, subarctic climate. Today, Alaska’s small farmers have the knowledge and experience to produce a bounty of nutritious, healthy food here but now face a new challenge: maintaining arable land against the rising tide of subdivisions....

Assessing Marine Conservation Effectiveness in Malaysia

Posted by on July 24, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Assessing Marine Conservation Effectiveness in Malaysia

Malaysia is a maritime nation, strategically located at the intersection of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. As such it is one of 17 mega-diverse countries globally, with high levels of terrestrial and marine species richness and endemism. Currently around 11% of Malaysia’s land area is conserved within terrestrial parks and reserves. However, in common with much of the world, marine conservation has lagged and less than 2% of Malaysia’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) is designated as Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Malaysia’s EEZ overlaps with...

Nautilus Welcomes First Alaskans Intern

Posted by on June 29, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Nautilus Welcomes First Alaskans Intern

First Alaskans Institute (FAI) is a nonprofit organization that works to advance Alaskan Natives through community engagement, information and research, collaboration, and leadership development. Every summer, FAI organizes a 10-week internship program for Alaska Native undergraduate/graduate students, which places them throughout Alaska with organizations that best fit their career interests. Nautilus is fortunate to host our first FAI intern, Carissa Larson. Carissa is from Kodiak, Alaska, and will graduate from Hawai’i Pacific...

Accelerating Implementation of SDG 14

Posted by on June 13, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Accelerating Implementation of SDG 14

On June 8th, World Oceans Day, NII Principal, Dr. Ian Dutton presented an impact investors perspective on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the United Nations Oceans Conference held at the UN Headquarters in New York. The World Oceans Conference was a major event organized by the UN to focus on implementation of SDG14. SDG 14 seeks to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”. Ian’s presentation was part of an expert panel that explored the use of impact investing as a mechanism to...

Practicing for the Practice of Conservation

Posted by on June 9, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Practicing for the Practice of Conservation

Nautilus Impact Investment recently expanded our expertise in Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation when Associate Katherine Schake completed the Conservation Coaches Training in Ashland, Oregon this past May. Fellow conservation coaches participating included folks from World Wildlife Fund, The Nature Conservancy, US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and Landscape Conservation Cooperatives. A big thank you to John Morrison, Debbie Pickering, and Quinn Shurtliff for an excellent training week! “The Conservation Coaches...

Integrating Indigenous Knowledge for Protected Area Management

Posted by on June 4, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Integrating Indigenous Knowledge for Protected Area Management

Knowledge integration from the bottom up is key for better management of biodiversity and cultural traditions in ancestral estates. In 2015, Nautilus Impact Investing principal Ian Dutton was invited to contribute to an innovative multi-faceted evaluation of an Indigenous Protected Area program in Australia–the Wunambal Gaambera Healthy Country Plan. Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) are voluntarily dedicated by Indigenous groups on Indigenous owned or managed land or sea country. They are recognized by the Australian Government as an...

Alaska Ocean Cluster

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Alaska Ocean Cluster

  Nautilus, in collaboration with Bering Sea Fishermen’s Association, hosted a forum this week in Anchorage on an innovative idea for boosting the economy of Alaska’s fisheries – the Alaska Ocean Cluster. Featured speaker Thor Siffusson, Founding Director of the Iceland Ocean Cluster, who addressed more than 25 Alaskan industry leaders and policymakers via Skype from Reykjavik. He spoke of his realization that many fishing communities are often isolated not just by geography but from access to the exchange of ideas and...

Open Standards Training

Posted by on April 17, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Open Standards Training

Nautilus staff co-led a comprehensive Open Standards Adaptive Management Training Course for 15 staff of Region 7 of US Fish and Wildlife Service from April 10-14. The training was designed to familiarize USFWS staff with the Open Standards approach and Miradi, the software that supports application of Open Standards. The training featured case studies of existing uses of Open Standards throughout Alaska as well as case studies from relevant projects in Australia, Mongolia and Nevada. Further trainings and seminars on the use of Open...

Fish Habitat Partnership Unites the Kenai

Posted by on April 9, 2017 in News from Nautilus | 0 comments

Fish Habitat Partnership Unites the Kenai

Partnerships and new approaches to generating greater returns on fisheries research and management investments were the focus of Ian Dutton’s keynote address to the Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Partnership Symposium, held this April in Sterling, Alaska. The Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Partnership (KPFHP) brings together a wide range of government, community, tribal and non-government organizations to support healthy fish, healthy people and healthy local economies. The symposium provided a a timely opportunity to share knowledge about...