The Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians (ECBI) and Resolve are actively working to prevent the spread of animal diseases.
Resolve created a road map for creation and implementation of a multidivisional animal disease traceability (ADT) program that aims to protect human, livestock and wildlife health inside the reservation with internal regulatory conditions, external partnerships and funding opportunities. ADT program creation and implementation will result in active monitoring of animal movements to protect people, wildlife and livestock inside EBCI territory.
Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation
and Animal Disease Traceability
Southern Resident Orca and a decentralized internet
Southern Resident Orca are critically endangered. Organizations in the Pacific Northwest have been using citizen science data to gather information on this unique group and although groups collaborate, there was a need for easier access and distribution of the data among different types of entities.
Resolve is currently partnered with TypeHuman, OrcaSound and Orca Network to build a platform for citizen science groups to collect, store and share science ready data. Having a data commons with science ready data allows organizations of all sizes and types to aggregate their data to effectively reduce duplication of efforts while increasing their knowledge, improving their decision making process and negotiating better policies to protect the species that they care about.
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coyotes as our neighbors
Coyotes are becoming more and more prevalent in urban areas. Resolve is working with Western Carolina University to better understand carnivore distribution in these urbanized areas, and people’s attitudes towards them.
We will survey two urbanized areas to understand if access to wildlife coexistence education has an effect on the way people perceive wild canids in their area and how they react to encounters.
Understanding the effect of education on people’s perceptions and behaviors will inform resource allocation as we see more and more coyotes and other wild animals adapt to living closely with humans.
Urban cycling is not only environmentally sustainable, it is also one of the most equitable means of transportation. It allows low income communities to access education and work opportunities, especially for girls and women that would otherwise be confined to their place of residence.
But in developing developing countries, cycling can be (or feel) very unsafe due to high rates of crime and sexual harassment, making fear one of the major barriers for this transportation mode.
To improve people’s safety and confidence while choosing to cycle, the BISEIF application provides a tool for collective awareness, where cyclists can point out dangers, report crime and reference infrastructure on a map, informing fellow cyclists of safe and pleasant bike friendly routes.
Collected data will inform how insecurity affects this vulnerable group of travelers and allow decision makers to prioritize infrastructure investments that can change millions of lives, especially for women and girls.
You can learn more, provide feedback and support our project here.
BISEIF- a cycling safety app for developing countries
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