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Citizens for Water Conservation

Rare partners with a Colombian water authority to protect its watershed

In 2010, Rare partnered with 11 organizations across Latin America to help communities protect critical watersheds. The success of those projects catalyzed another suite of projects one of which was in Colombia’s Los Angeles sub-watershed in Valle del Cauca. Rare’s partner there was the regional water authority, Corporación Autonoma Regional del Valle del Cauca (CVC).  Read more >

Celebrate What Works

A shifting focus in conservation highlights solutions

Two of Rare’s core competencies — working with partners and focusing on solutions — have recently taken root in somewhat unexpected soil. Over the past few years, Rare has co-hosted and facilitated conversations around what works well in conservation at various international environmental gatherings. These conventions typically suffer from the reputation of being hopeless discussions of pending environmental catastrophe combined with a lack of governmental commitments to reverse trends.  Read more >

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    Rare Fellow Wida Sulistyaningrum never imagined she could change the fate of coastal Indonesian fishing villages. She and her colleagues at Conservation International had been working for years to help communities embrace sustainable fishing behaviors. Rare partnered with CI and helped Wida approach the community in a new way.
    Read how >