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One of the exercises this week is to share examples of dependencies. Please post them as replies to this post and feel free to comment on other people’s examples, for example, you may have had a similar experience or you may have some advice to share.

Beth Robinson

WildLearning Specialist, WildTeam

I'm a WildLearning Specialist with WildTeam, a bit of a odd job title. My main role is to design, deliver and organise both our online and class-based training workshops. One of the best parts of my job is meeting other conservationists and learning about the work that they do. I really enjoy geeking out reading teaching theory and thinking about ways I can more creatively and engagingly deliver learning. Before working for WildTeam I did a PhD in invasive plants and human wildlife interactions. I find it really interesting to learn about the ways people interact with nature, both when nature is being wonderful, but also when is is being a bit annoying!
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Go to the profile of Thomas Adjetey
7 months ago

Project: Performing a biodiversity research project in Brunei.

Incoming dependency: Official permission from government to undertake research.

Outgoing dependency: University of Brunei students wishing to gain field research experience.

Go to the profile of Beth Robinson
6 months ago

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Go to the profile of Hannah Mccurdy-Adams
7 months ago

Project: Blue Racer Snake Research and Conservation on an island

Ingoing dependency: Ferry transporting passengers to island

Outgoing dependency: We are restoring habitat in protected areas

Go to the profile of Beth Robinson
6 months ago

Thanks Hannah. Quick question on the outgoing example, who is your project dependent on in this example? Is it the authorities in charge of the protected area? 

Go to the profile of Hannah Mccurdy-Adams
6 months ago

Yes. The organizations/owners of the protected areas that would not necessarily be doing the habitat restoration (particularly this quickly) without the funding for our project.

Go to the profile of Claudia
7 months ago

Here is an example from a an organisation I volunteer with:

Project: Sustainable fisheries certification in the Colombian Pacific Coast

Incoming dependency: Authorisation from local authorities

Outgoing dependency: the fishers need the certification if they wish to prove they used sustainable fishing practices

Go to the profile of Beth Robinson
6 months ago

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Go to the profile of Shakira Todd
7 months ago

Project: Restoring Bowling Green Bay Ramsar Wetlands

Go to the profile of Shakira Todd
7 months ago

Incoming dependency: We rely on Landcare to collect seed and propagate local native plants for revegetation targets. 

Outcoming dependancy: riparian landholders who wish to participate in the project and improve their reach of creeks/wetlands rely on the advice and project management of the project. 

Go to the profile of Loïs Lelanchon
7 months ago

Project: Welfare of seized or confiscated wildlife

Incoming dependency: Law enforcement agencies & national authorities recognise that the welfare of seized wildlife is a priority issue that needs to be addressed in anti-trafficking operations.

Outgoing dependency: Delivery and training on best practices and equipment use to allow law enforcement officers to address animal welfare in anti-trafficking operations.  

Go to the profile of Estefania
7 months ago

Project: Clean Sustenance (Plastic-free) in the DC area 

Incoming dependency: Project depends on approval of local governing authorities to be accepted, revised and implemented. 

Project: Rescue Foundation for stray dogs

Outgoing dependency: The shelter we worked with had over 400 dogs in a small piece of land and it depended on us to seek and find homes for their shelter dogs through our adoption and relocation program. This shelter continued to foster more and more dogs and was reaching a breaking point that was not healthy or safe for the dogs. 

Go to the profile of David Champness
7 months ago

Hi Beth,

Project: Offshore windfarm North Sea - onshore substation

Ingoing dependency: Need planning consent from local government for cable route connection

Outgoing dependency: Need cable manufacture (separate project) to be completed to enable connection to substation 

Go to the profile of Rachel Davies
7 months ago

Project: Reintroducing the White-faced Darter dragonfly to Delamere Forest.

Incoming dependency: Necessary permissions required, and donor site required, to carry out translocation of a dragonfly species.

Outgoing dependency: MRes student wishing to gain field research experience and collect data for dissertation.

Go to the profile of Rachel Davies
7 months ago

Project: Unlocking the Severn.

Incoming dependency: Volunteers required to act as Citizen Scientists and collect data on fish migration. Staff would be unable to collect this data due to the time involved, and it is essential baseline data for the project.

Outgoing dependency: Volunteers hoping to increase their employability, particularly those looking for field experience in conservation and data collection.

Go to the profile of Francesca Bandoli
7 months ago

Project: research project on social behavior in African penguins

Incoming dependency: Results of a previous study on parental lineage carried out by an external genetic laboratory

Outgoing dependency: University students wishing to perform statistical analysis on factors influencing social interactions taking into account genetic relationship

Go to the profile of Katarzyna
7 months ago

Project: Monitoring and ringing bird species which are under special zone protection

Incoming dependency: Obtaining governmental permissions to enter to every zone and manipulate birds, collecting samples

Outgoing dependency: biological sample analysis by another team

Go to the profile of Jane Reeve
7 months ago

Project: Wetland recovery and flood risk reduction project

Incoming dependencies - comprehensive access to land across 11 parishes to survey and map information about wetland network 

Outgoing dependencies - survey and map information required to identify opportunities for improvement so recovery work can go ahead within project timescales

Go to the profile of Camille
7 months ago

Project : writting a thesis on the rehabilitation of laboratory animals

Incoming dependencies : ability to collect enough data from charities and/or laboratories on the number of rehabilitated animals and infos on how the rehabilitation is doing.

Outgoing dependencies : the charity for which I am writting the thesis will get a clear and complete analysis of the success of the rehabilitation for each animal it has taken out of laboratory. And other organisations that can benefit from the results of the analysis to learn from and adapt the rehabilitation process.   

Go to the profile of Camille
7 months ago

I found it hard to find dependencies. Not sure I'm clear with the definitions. 

Go to the profile of Camille
7 months ago

As outgoing dependencies, I could add: the benefit for me for gaining data analysis experience. 

Go to the profile of Douglas Anderson
7 months ago

I think you have got it right Camille (perhaps Beth can confirm?) that you're incoming dependancies here could be either 1) you need labs to allow you to collect data on rehabilitation, or, 2) you need labs to provide you with data on animals undergoing rehabilitation....?

And your outgoing dependency could is your charity (e.g. Beagle Freedom Project) who are relying on the information from your study to push for a change in a law that says dogs can't be rehabilitated after laboratory life and need to be put down. If your study shows that rehab works then they don't need to be put down.

Hope this helps!

Go to the profile of Beth Robinson
6 months ago

Hello :) The example of an incoming dependency is clear, as I understand it you are relying on the charities / labs to provide data, without which the project cannot happen. 

It is not just how different parties will benefit from the work, but what is needed to complete the work. Put another way, who are you relying on for your project to be successful (incoming) and who is relying on you for their project to be successful (outgoing). 

Go to the profile of Beth Robinson
6 months ago

Very well explained Douglas :)

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Go to the profile of Camille
6 months ago

Thanks very much, sounds way more clear this way :) 

Go to the profile of Camille
6 months ago

Thanks to both of you, I knew it was not clear in my head ahah. Now it is with your explanations ! 

Go to the profile of Jaima Smith
7 months ago

Project: PhD research - Javan gibbons on Java

Incoming dependency: Permission from Indonesian government to conduct research in country. 

Outgoing dependency: My PhD supervisor counting on me to finish my dissertation on time! 

Go to the profile of Douglas Anderson
7 months ago

My project: Queen's Commonwealth Canopy initiative.

Incoming dependancy: We need funding to purchase the pumps needed to run our waste treatment facility so that we can recycle our waste into water that can be used to grow plants in our nursery as the area has limited water supply.

Outgoing dependancy: A local project aiming to provide unemployed people new skills is hoping to use our nursery to train people on basic horticulture.

Go to the profile of Ana Di Pangracio
6 months ago

Hi Beth,

Project: Participatory restoration of a wetland in the suburbs of Buenos Aires.

Incoming dependency: Permission granted by the local government to proceed with the installation of interpretative signage/posters.

Outgoing dependency: neighbours wishing to get involved in restoration activities and the protection of the wetland.

Go to the profile of Beth Robinson
6 months ago

Great examples all! I've enjoyed reading through them all. Hope you've all had good weekends. 

Go to the profile of George Rallis
6 months ago

Project: Sea turtle conservation in Greece

Incoming dependancy: Permissions from the Marine Park authorities to conduct any monitoring or make any changes to the monitoring protocols

Go to the profile of Kelly Forsythe
6 months ago

Project: Combatting IWT of jaguars in Bolivia

Incoming dependency: An ample number of jaguars will be spotted and collared to allow the project to deter their movements in an effort to create protected areas

Outgoing dependency: The project partner (The Bolivian Government) is reliant on the success of the project to implement new protected areas gathered from the jaguar tracking data

Go to the profile of Brittany
6 months ago

Project: Marine Debris Monitoring along Australian Coast 

Incoming dependency: Support from local councils/government in marketing the monitoring and clean up events to attract volunteers.

Outgoing dependency: Tangaroa Blue who log all data collected from monitoring and clean ups on their Australian Marine Debris Initiative database.