Scaling-up the Coastal Solutions Impact  

As evidenced by the stories in this report, in just five years, the Coastal Solutions program has helped early-career leaders change the face of conservation along the Pacific Flyway. Working with communities, non-profits, agencies, academia, and industry, fellows have moved beyond the status quo to institute science-based projects that are transforming behaviors and policies. The impacts of their work will be felt for years to come. 

But the need and urgency for solutions is greater than ever. We must rise even higher to meet the increasing challenges that migratory birds and coastal ecosystems face in our changing world. 

Building upon the many lessons learned over the past five years, we are excited to sustain and grow the Coastal Solutions community. For the coming decade, we plan to scale our impact to the most important and threatened places along all of the major coastal flyways of the Americas — the Pacific, Mid-continental, and Atlantic flyways. We will expand and evolve our proven model, working with dozens of future Fellows eager to spark a lifetime of positive change. 

The successful scaling of the program will require strong partnerships with leaders, communities, and institutions on the ground as well as with donors worldwide. Together, we can achieve an even-bolder vision to build a better future for coastal communities across the Americas. 

Thank you for your support!

Con el apoyo de donantes, fundaciones y socios, el Programa de Becarios para SWith support from generous individuals, foundations, and partners, the Coastal Solutions Fellows Program is demonstrating that a new way to reach on-the-ground conservation at scale is achievable. The program is only possible given the generosity of our donors and partners. It is this foundation that is encouraging us to expand our work to protect birds for everyone’s future.  

To find out more about our program and its vision please contact: 

Osvel Hinojosa-Huerta

Program Director, Coastal Solutions Fellows Program

omh28@cornell.edu  

Coastal Solutions Fellowship Program

The Coastal Solutions Fellows Program builds and supports an international community to design and implement solutions that address coastal challenges across the Pacific Americas Flyway. Our main goal is to conserve coastal habitats and shorebird populations by building the knowledge, resources, and skills of Latin American professionals, and by fostering collaborations among multiple disciplines and sectors.