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The Endangered Landscapes Programme draws on the expertise, experience, networks and data of partners in the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, project teams and wider institutional collaborators, to support organisations working on the ground and to add value to individual projects.

The programme facilitates an iterative process, in which knowledge, information and experience from projects helps build capacity and drive improvements in the practice of landscape conservation. Enabling activities integrated into the Endangered Landscapes Programme include:

Advancing understanding, learning lessons: Projects funded through the programme provide a valuable opportunity to learn how to improve the process of restoration and share experience. The programme creates mechanisms to maximise this potential, including through provision of guidelines and building capacity for adoption of best-practice in monitoring and impact assessment of landscape restoration (environmental, social & economic dimensions).

 

Exchanging knowledge and making information accessible: Lessons and best practice for creating sustainable landscapes are exchanged amongst practitioners by establishing a ‘community of practice’ and through convening and facilitating outcome-focused workshops and symposia. Available evidence about restoration interventions is summarised, and made readily available through an open-access web platform, to support decisions about how to maintain and restore global biodiversity.

 

Building capacity: Capacity is built locally and nationally through publication of tools and guidelines, and through an innovative and interactive programme of peer-to-peer exchange and learning activities, including workshops, training courses and webinars for project teams (and others).

 

Stimulating change: The programme builds coalitions and convenes events with a broad-base of stakeholders to make the case for the enrichment and recovery of functioning landscapes. Projects are used as flagships to build support regionally and nationally. Cross-programme activities on culture and landscapes help connect people to places and build support for restoration at the local level.