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Welcome to the U.S. Agency for International Development's Biodiversity Conservation Gateway!

USAID has a long and rich history in global biodiversity conservation. This site showcases the most recent products and projects supported by USAID's Office of Forestry and Biodiversity and also links to legacy content. The Gateway is increasingly integrating news and information from USAID Mission programs.
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Recently Added

  • Feb 26, 2018 · File
    SALT Fact Sheet
    SALT Fact Sheet
    This Fact Sheet highlights the approach and objectives of SALT project including its aims at catalyzing solutions that transform how the seafood industry and…
  • Jun 08, 2018 · File
     The Role of Wild-Caught Fisheries in African Development
    The Role of Wild-Caught Fisheries in African Development
    This report on the role of wild-caught fisheries in African development focuses on small-scale fisheries in East and West Africa. The report describes the…
  • May 01, 2018 · File
    Compiled - CWT Synthesis and Cases
    Compiled - CWT Synthesis and Cases
    USAID launched a global case study compilation to collect lessons on an urgent global conservation challenge: how to build capacity for enforcement and prosecution…
  • Jun 07, 2018 · File
    Supplemental Guide  3: Prioritizing and Selecting Strategic Approaches in USAID Biodiversity Programming
    Supplemental Guide 3: Prioritizing and Selecting Strategic Approaches in USAID Biodiversity Programming
    This guide supplements Biodiversity How-To Guide 2: Using Results Chains to Depict Theories of Change in USAID Biodiversity Programming. Step 4 (Brainstorming Strategic Approaches)…
  • Jun 08, 2018 · File
    How Does Developing Enforcement Capacity Reduce Wildlife Crime?
    How Does Developing Enforcement Capacity Reduce Wildlife Crime?
    "How Does Developing Enforcement Capacity Reduce Wildlife Crime?" summarizes findings from the literature around four key assumptions about capacity building for enforcement and prosecution.…
  • Jan 29, 2018 · News Item
    Threat Rating Worksheet
    Threat Rating Worksheet
    When designing biodiversity and integrated biodiversity conservation programs, threat identification and ranking is an essential step as it helps biodiversity program design teams decide…

Featured Resources

  • Jul 08, 2015 · Featured Resource
    Biodiversity and Development Handbook
    Biodiversity and Development Handbook
    The 2015 USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook is a foundational resource for implementation of USAID’s Biodiversity Policy. The main purpose of the handbook is…
  • Dec 05, 2017 · Featured Resource
    Evidence in Action
    Evidence in Action
    Evidence in Action walks practitioners through steps to apply evidence and an evidence-based approach to the design and implementation of strategic approaches for biodiversity…
  • Sep 18, 2016 · Featured Resource
    USAID Biodiversity Policy
    USAID Biodiversity Policy
    USAID’s Biodiversity Policy builds on the Agency’s long history of conserving a global biological heritage for future generations and reflects on the recognition of…
  • Feb 25, 2015 · Featured Resource
    USAID Biodiversity and Development Research Agenda
    USAID Biodiversity and Development Research Agenda
    USAID's Forestry and Biodiversity Office and Agency colleagues worked together over two years to define and prioritize the most critical questions in biodiversity conservation…
  • Aug 05, 2016 · Featured Resource
    Identifying and Using Evidence in Biodiversity Programming
    Identifying and Using Evidence in Biodiversity Programming
    USAID’s strategic approach to policies and programmatic investments is informed by experience and cutting-edge evidence and analysis. As part of the USAID Forward reform…
  • Apr 06, 2016 · Featured Resource
    Fishing for Food Security: The Importance of Wild Fisheries for Food Security and Nutrition
    Fishing for Food Security: The Importance of Wild Fisheries for Food Security and Nutrition
    The Importance of Wild Fisheries for Local Food Security Briefing Book explores the role of fisheries in global development, showcases case studies of USAID…

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Video Spotlight

The Wild Table: Fish, Forests and Food Security

Wild fish and forests play a much more significant role in contributing to food security and resilience than you may have thought. Learn more about innovative approaches and successes in integrating biodiversity conservation and food security by watching USAID's Earth Optimism Summit session recording.
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