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Sep 20, 2016 · News ItemIllegal Traders Using Social Media to Sell Protected Birds Arrested in Indonesia
MN began selling protected animals through Facebook and Blackberry messenger in 2015. According to the WCU’s investigation, he was an active supplier to buyers in Java of protected species such as knobbed hornbill, cockatoos and lories, and of protected animal parts.
Sep 20, 2016 · News ItemTo #EndHunger, Farmer-to-Farmer Volunteers Support Feed the Future Initiatives in Bangladesh Through Technical Expertise
In Bangladesh, the Farmer-to-Farmer Program engages skilled American volunteers to provide training and technical assistance to support youth entrepreneurship in the agriculture sector and to strengthen agricultural education and training institutions. Six Farmer-to-Farmer volunteers have supported four Feed the Future…
Sep 19, 2016 · EventABCG Event: Using USAID's Applied Political Economy Assessment Framework to Improve Conservation Outcomes
Biodiversity conservation in the context of extractives is associated with the collapse of resource regimes, which occurs as a result of increased pressures on resources from new practices or people. It also can be credited to the political and economic…
Sep 12, 2016 · EventABCG Event - Conservation without Local People is No Longer an Option: Integrated Approaches in DRC
In order to ensure the integrity of protected areas, civil society and public institutions at all levels must collaborate in developing and implementing conservation policies. Learn how the WWF DRC office is developing a conservation strategy based on a long-term…
Recent Additions to the Portal
Sep 22, 2016 · FileUSAID’s Biodiversity Conservation and Forestry Programs, 2016 Report
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) submits this report pursuant to Section 118 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (FAA), as amended, on Tropical Forests. This report also relays important information related to Section 119 of the…
Sep 21, 2016 · FileWinrock International: A Global Leader
Winrock International is a recognized leader in U.S. and international development that focuses on social, agricultural and environmental issues. Inspired by its namesake, Winthrop Rockefeller, Winrock combines technical expertise with entrepreneurial innovation to improve lives around the world. Its mission…
Sep 12, 2016 · LinkUSAID
USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.
Sep 12, 2016 · LinkUSAID LAND TENURE and PROPERTY RIGHTS PORTAL
The USAID Land Tenure and Resource Management (LTRM) Office leads the United States Government to realize international efforts—in accordance with the U.S. Government's Land Governance Policy—to clarify and strengthen the land tenure and property rights of all members of society—individuals,…
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.