News & Updates
Feb 14, 2017 · News ItemFood Security and Health Depend on Intact and Biodiverse Ecosystems
Taylor Ricketts’ work focuses on the overarching question: How do we meet the needs of people and nature in an increasingly crowded, changing world?
Jan 23, 2017 · News ItemFRAMEgram January edition
This FRAMEgram highlights community conservation and community-based natural resource management (CBNRM), an effective approach to widely engage local communities in natural resource management. It presents examples of how empowered communities can take ownership to protect their natural resources and what…
Oct 20, 2016 · EventCommunity of Practice (COP) roundtable on anti-corruption
We will be holding a special "mini" Community of Practice (COP) roundtable on anti-corruption.
Oct 05, 2016 · EventWorld Resources Institute Event: Climate Benefits, Tenure Costs
Engaging dialogue around new research revealing the powerful economic and environmental benefits of securing indigenous land rights in the Amazon.
Recent Additions to the Portal
Feb 17, 2017 · FileFOREIGN ASSISTANCE ACT SECTIONS 118/119 TROPICAL FOREST AND BIODIVERSITY ANALYSIS: BEST PRACTICES GUIDE
This template will assist USAID missions in the development of a scope of work (SOW) for the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA) 118/119 Tropical Forest and Biodiversity Analysis.
Feb 17, 2017 · FileForeign Assistance Act Sections 118/119 Tropical Forest and Biodiversity Analysis Best Practices Guide
The new 118/119 Tropical Forest and Biodiversity Analysis Best Practices Guide provides practical "how-to" advice for USAID staff and contractors conducting the analysis.
Feb 10, 2017 · FileMAKING A DIFFERENCE: CAPTURING THE CHARISMATIC
Gunung Leuser National Park, in Indonesia, is the only place on earth that is home to tigers, orangutans, elephants and rhinos. To protect these species requires a clear understanding of their location and abundance.
Feb 09, 2017 · FileMeasuring Efforts to Combat Wildlife Crime: A Toolkit for Improving Action and Accountability
USAID resources for measuring efforts to combat wildlife crime include three related companion pieces. This toolkit is meant as the primary resource.
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.