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Aug 04, 2015 · News ItemUSAID Repositioning in Action e-Bulletin - Summer 2015
Increasing political and financial support for family planning in sub-Saharan Africa through the formation of strategic partnerships is a priority for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Repositioning Family Planning promotes sustainable development in Africa by elevating family planning…
Jul 29, 2015 · News ItemUSAID Impact Newsletter July 2015
Imagine A World Without Extreme Poverty. It is a world where every child gets the nutrients they need to thrive. It is a world where every girl has access to a quality education; and where all citizens have a voice…
Jul 19, 2015 · EventWebinar announcement, 30 July - Impacts of Biodiversity Offsets on Protected Areas
Biodiversity offsets are increasingly being used by business to compensate for the residual impacts of development and fulfill voluntary, financial or regulatory commitments. The relationship between biodiversity offsets and Protected Areas is an important practical issue. In many countries protected…
Jul 16, 2015 · EventAnother continental vulture crisis: Africa’s vultures collapsing toward extinction
In this talk, The Peregrine Fund's Darcy Ogada will present the first estimates of a 30-year pan-African vulture decline, drawing on results of a collaborative study recently published in the journal Conservation Letters.
Recent Additions to the Portal
Aug 26, 2015 · FileUSFS Mission Report on the Development of MaMaBay Ecotourism Trail for the Wildlife Conservation Society
This mission is one part of a larger collaboration between WCS, the USFS, and other technical and financial partners in the development of coordinated ecotourism opportunities. This report focuses on one component of the original vision for collaboration on a…
Aug 10, 2015 · FileExperiences in Capacity Building on Forest Monitoring at the National Level: The FCMC Peru MRV Activity
This report provides contextual information about Peru and FCMC, a summary of the activity’s goals and process for achieving them, technical results, and observations on the activity’s impact and potential further advances to be made in Peru. Information in this…
Aug 10, 2015 · FileREDD+ Safeguards in Peru: An Overview of Implementation (2013-2014)
This document summarizes the implementation of the reduced emissions from deforestation and degradation, plus the role of conservation, sustainable forest management, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+) social and environmental soundness (SES) project implemented by Conservation International Peru (CI…
Jul 29, 2015 · LinkStories from USAID
USAID’s new immersive storytelling experience brings you the stories of individuals, families and communities in transformation. Stories to inspire all of us to end extreme poverty – the stories of Extreme Possibilities.
UNEP Releases Video on Sea Level Rise and How Nature Can Help Protect Coastal Communities
This Video is Part Six of the Two Minutes on Oceans with Jim Toomey Series
The video demonstrates how coastal communities can adapt to sea level rise by restoring nature’s resilience. New research shows that sea level could rise between 0.5 to 2 meters towards the end of this century - threatening low-lying regions with floods and storm surges. The health of many ecosystems, which traditionally were able to cope with shifts in sea levels have been weakened, leaving them less able to protect coastal communities from these impacts. The video also offers ways to restore natural flood barriers, like coral reefs and mangroves, to protect vulnerable regions from sea level rise.