Each case uses a consistent framework that allows the reader to easily navigate them and make comparisons. Concluding Lessons Learned chapter provides a summary of the themes that emerge from the cases and gives the reader an outline of the practical dimensions involved in carrying out nonprofit innovations. Profiles an array of innovative nonprofit organizations from around the world that provides the reader with a balanced picture of the sector and show commonalities between cases that come from different countries, regions, and fields. Discussion questions at the end of each case ask the reader to reflect and analyze the innovation as well think creatively and initiate successful innovations themselves.

Seacology: A Win-Win Collaboration to Protect Island Environments and Peoples

Seacology: A win-win collaboration to protect island environments and peoples
Bruce Sievers Henry Jones

Visiting Scholar and Lecturer, Stanford University

Former Communications Assistant, Seacology

The Problem

Biologist Storrs Olson (1989) has called the stunning rate of animal and plant extinctions on islands “one of the swiftest and most profound biological catastrophes in the history of the earth” (p. 52). It’s easy to see why: most of the planet’s extinctions in the past 400 years have happened to island species, including 88% of extinct birds, 86% of extinct reptiles, and 66% of extinct mammals (Baillie, Hilton-Taylor, & Stuart, 2004, p. 42).

Due to their isolation, islands ...

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