The Caribbean Landscape Conservation Cooperative (CLCC)’s mission is to develop and provide the best available conservation science and strategies to agencies, decision-makers, organizations, researchers, and the general public, in order to conserve, restore and sustain natural and cultural resources in the Caribbean.
The Caribbean LCC is part of a national network of 22 Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs). A Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) is an applied conservation science partnership among state and federal agencies, regional organizations, tribes, NGOs, universities and other entities within a geographic area. LCCs are designed to inform resource management decisions in an integrated fashion across landscapes – at a broader scale than any individual partner’s responsibility.
The Caribbean Landscape Conservation Cooperative (CLCC) aims to be a catalyst for collaboration and a primary source for science-based information to sustain natural and cultural resources in Caribbean land and seascapes. The CLCC provides a regional context to carry out conservation planning and management at several scales, from making decisions on site management, to understanding the implications of management actions at the regional, national and global levels. It offers a platform for partners working to integrate information, perform regional assessments of conservation status, assess future scenarios, and collaborate in applied conservation science. The CLCC supports site level conservation initiatives and complements other landscape conservation strategies to restore, manage, and conserve the natural resources of the region in the face of climate change and development pressure.