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Conservation Enterprises

Conservation enterprises approaches are defined by a development hypothesis (theory of change) that if income is increased through conservation enterprises, then participants will be motivated and enabled to change behaviors to reduce threats to biodiversity (e.g., by reducing unsustainable resource use or monitoring/excluding others).

Over the past two decades, conservation enterprise approaches have been used extensively in USAID biodiversity programming. Yet, little information has been collected in a systematic way to test key assumptions regarding the effectiveness of these approaches. This group can gain a deeper understanding of the effectiveness of conservation enterprises by exploring a set of shared learning questions focused on the theory of change. Explore the Conservation Enterprise Learning Agenda .

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Democratising forest business: a compendium of successful locally controlled forest business organisations
Nov 16, 2016 · File

Democratising forest business: a compendium of successful locally controlled forest business organisations

The main purpose of this book is to present 19 case studies from 14 developing countries that show how local people have been democratising…

Conservation Enterprise Planning Checklist
Nov 02, 2016 · File

Conservation Enterprise Planning Checklist

This checklist can be used by practitioners to help plan their conservation enterprise approach. The questions help to identify the important considerations in the…

Webinar: Setting up for Success: Enabling Conditions for Conservation Enterprises
Oct 25, 2016 · Video

Webinar: Setting up for Success: Enabling Conditions for Conservation Enterprises

This webinar from October 13th 2016 features a conversation with Judy Boshoven and Ashleigh Baker with Measuring Impact, and Robert Senkungu from the Environment…

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