Jessica Brown

Jessica Brown
Executive Director, New England Biolabs Foundation · Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty, Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies at Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences

MA, Clark University; BA, Brown University

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A number of policy and conceptual developments in the evolution of the World Heritage Convention, and in conservation generally over the past decade, set the stage for new approaches that engage indigenous peoples and local communities in stewardship of World Heritage. This addition to the World Heritage Papers series provides guidance and introduc...
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Article in Langscape, the magazine of Terralingua https://terralingua.org.
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Adopting a biocultural approach to conservation of mountain landscapes requires us to search for new interdisciplinary, integrative, and inclusive methods that go beyond the dominant paradigm based on a dichotomy between nature and culture. Capacity-building programs offer a promising means to advance such integrative approaches, as has been demons...
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Biocultural landscapes and waterscapes are at once the source, and the expression, of the diversity of life on earth. Places of intersection, they encompass natural and cultural values in all of their dynamic processes and entangled dimensions. They are meeting grounds of the past and present and tangible and intangible cultural heritage. In these...
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Community-based conservation can support livelihoods and biodiversity, while reinforcing local and Indigenous values, cultures, and institutions. Its delivery can help address cross-cutting global challenges, such as climate change, conservation, poverty, and food security. Therefore, understanding trends in community-based conservation is pertinen...
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The cultural and spiritual significance of nature has been defined as the spiritual, cultural, inspirational, aesthetic, historic and social meanings, values, feelings, ideas and associations that natural features and nature in general have for past, present and future generations of people – both individuals and groups. These guidelines respond to...
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As part of a team led by Rutgers University and local partner organizations, we have been working collaboratively on the nomination of the cultural landscape and seascape of the Banda Islands (eastern Indonesia) for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a mixed site (http://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/6065/). Known as the “Spice Isl...
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A growing number of protected areas are defined by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as protected landscapes and seascapes, or category V protected areas, one of six protected area categories based on management approach. Category V now makes up over half the protected area coverage in Europe, for instance. While the earlies...
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America’s national parks have benefited from international exchange, importing as well as exporting good ideas and learning from the experience of other countries. Chapter 18 in: A Thinking Person's Guide to America's National Parks (Robert Manning, Rolf Diamant, Nora Mitchell, David Harmon, eds.)
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Takingalandscapeapproachtoconservationrequiresustoembracethe complex diversity inherent in these places: recognizing natural and cultural values, tangible and intangible heritage, and history and present-day uses. Such an approach is interdisciplinary and inclusive, linking nature and culture and engaging people in stewardship. This contribution ex...
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Cultural landscapes are places shaped by the interrelationship between humans and nature over time. This chapter explores the role of communities in stewardship of cultural landscapes using the lens of protected area governance. It briefly reviews key conceptual and policy developments over the past decade that reinforce collaborative and community...
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In this chapter, we explore the administration of cultural uses and the management of cultural features within protected areas. Our review emphasizes some of the emerging shifts in thinking about cultural heritage, such as the integration of the protection of natural and cultural objectives, emerging conservation paradigms of cultural landscapes an...
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This presentation will feature international experience from an innovative model for engaging local communities in stewardship of World Heritage sites, Biosphere Reserves and other globally significant protected areas. For over a decade the Community Management of Protected Areas Conservation (COMPACT) initiative has been working with communities a...
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Authors: Nora Mitchell, Brenda Barrett and Jessica Brown. With contributions from: Stephanie Toothman, Susan Dolan, Tim Badman, and Terence Hay- Edie. Abstract: " Cultural landscape " is still a relatively new concept for conservation, yet it derives from a very old idea, one that has been adapted into new use in conservation. Cultural landscapes w...
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Community-based conservation is being increasingly recognised as a major global force in the protection and sustainable management of ecosystems and species. Yet documentation of its main achievements and shortcomings, and the key issues it faces, is still at a nascent stage. This paper introduces the concept and experience of two forms of communit...
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Since the year 2000, the Community Management of Protected Areas Conservation (COMPACT programme has been testing an innovative model for engaging communities in conservation. An initiative of the UNDP-implemented GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) and the United Nations Foundation (UNF), the programme has been working with communities near eight...
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This case study chapter presents the work of the Community Management of Protected Areas Conservation Programme (COMPACT) in Sian Ka'an. It explores the use of a highly participatory methodology based on dialogue that has forged partnerships with local communities to improve conservation of the World Heritage site, while improving local livelihoods...
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This paper briefly presents international experience from an innovative model for engaging local communities in stewardship of World Heritage sites, Biosphere Reserves and other globally significant protected areas. For over a decade the Community Management of Protected Areas Conservation (COMPACT) initiative has been working with communities at l...
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Purpose – This paper seeks to offer an overview on the theme of “Traditional agricultural landscapes and indigenous and community conserved areas.” It aims to explore questions related to the special values of these landscapes, the threats facing them and ways to sustain them in the future. It also aims to discuss recent developments in conservatio...
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Andean landscapes are rich with examples of traditional land uses that have proven sustainable over centuries, contribute to biodiversity and other natural values, and are living examples of cultural heritage. These landscapes and the diverse array of values they represent are, however, exceedingly vulnerable. As countries in the region strengthen...
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North American experience with community conserved areas (CCAs) draws on diverse traditions and a variety of arrangements for land ownership and management by indigenous as well as local communities. In this paper we explore two very different kinds of CCAs: the example of community forests in the New England region of the United States; and tradit...
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Landscapes, the places where people and nature meet, are shaped by the inter-relationships between humans and their environment. In turn, the natural setting has shaped how people live, their settlement patterns, livelihoods, cultural practices and beliefs – indeed their very way of life. The protected landscape approach links conservation of natur...
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The United States’ national system of parks has been evolving to include many different kinds of protected areas and a diverse array of stewards, including public agencies, NGOs, local communities, private landowners and others who live on and work the land. Increasingly, the new areas being added under the auspices of the US National Park Service...
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There is no ignoring it: protected areas cannot be viewed in isolation from the communities within and near them. This is true of the broad spectrum of protected areas, including those established by governments during the last century according to a “conventional” national park model. And it is, of course, inherent in the idea of “community-conser...
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Editorial from special issue of George Wright Forum on Protected Landscapes, which can be downloaded from: http://www.georgewright.org/node/2635
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Andean landscapes are rich with examples of traditional land uses that have proven sustainable over centuries, contribute to biodiversity and other natural values, and are living examples of cultural heritage. These landscapes and the diverse array of values they represent are, however, exceedingly vulnerable. As countries in the region strengthen...
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Abstract for volume: How can we successfully conserve what remains of the world's rapidly diminishing natural and semi- natural areas? Although more and more land and water surface is protected many vital ecosystems are under-represented, and traditional conservation methods are often ineffective. New approaches are urgently needed. This book sets...
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Stewardship can be broadly defined as efforts to create, nurture and enable responsibility in landowners and resource users to manage and protect land and natural resources. The concept offers a means of extending conservation practices beyond the boundaries of conventional protected areas to conserving heritage at the level of landscapes, and enga...
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National parks and protected areas offer a wealth of ecological and social contributions or services to humans and life on earth. This book describes the strengths of national parks and protected areas in different parts of Europe and North America and the challenges to the full realization of their goals. It shows that they are useful not only in...
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The term stewardship is well known to conservationists in North America familiar with the work of land trusts and the growing array of private and public-private land conservation initiatives. Perhaps less well known is that there is growing international interest in stewardship, which we define here as efforts to create, nurture and enable respons...

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