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USAID Biodiversity Projects

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Current Global Projects

(AGENT) Advancing Gender in the Environment

Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT)

AGENT is a ten-year partnership implemented by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). This partnership aims to strengthen the integration of gender considerations throughout USAID’s forest and biodiversity programing through the development of new resources and tools that increase awareness of and capacity for gender issues.

(BRIDGE) Biodiversity Results and Integrated Development Gains Enhanced

Biodiversity Results and Integrated Development Gains Enhanced (BRIDGE)

USAID’s BRIDGE project builds on lessons learned and impacts generated by many years of USAID initiatives to promote and support efforts to integrate biodiversity conservation with other key development sectors.

(MI2) Measuring Impact II

Measuring Impact II (MI2)

Measuring Impact II (MI2) provides support for tackling USAID’s conservation challenges by building on the success of Measuring Impact (2012-2018).

(ROUTES) Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species

Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species (ROUTES)

USAID seeks solutions that identify opportunities for transportation and logistics companies to operate sustainably and responsibly, and eliminate illegal wildlife from their operations.

(SALT) Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability

Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability (SALT)

SALT is a global alliance for knowledge exchange and action to promote legal and sustainable fisheries through improved transparency in seafood supply chains.

Sharing Environment and Energy Knowledge

Sharing Environment and Energy Knowledge (SEEK)

SEEK supports USAID’s Bureau of Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3) in building effective processes and strategies for training, communication, knowledge management and organizational development and facilitation.

Targeting Natural Resource Corruption

Targeting Natural Resource Corruption (TNRC)

TNRC seeks to improve biodiversity outcomes by helping practitioners to address the threats posed by corruption to wildlife, fisheries and forests.

(W-TRAPS) Wildlife Trafficking Response Assessment and Priority Setting

Wildlife Trafficking Response Assessment and Priority Setting (W-TRAPS)

Wildlife TRAPS works to strengthen the knowledge base, resolve and cooperation of governments, inter-governmental organizations, the private sector and NGOs in tackling wildlife trafficking between Africa and Asia.

Spotlight on Mission Projects

Biodiversity Conservation Program in the Amazon

Biodiversity Conservation Program in the Amazon

USAID/Brazil is working with the government, public and private sectors and nonprofit organizations to conserve biodiversity in the Amazon. The robust partnership between USAID and the Government of Brazil may inspire other missions and USAID projects and provide practical examples to adapt to their own host country environments.


Hariyo Ban Program: Cross-Sector Collaboration

Threats to Nepal's biodiversity and its ecosystems impact the 80 percent of the population that depends on natural resources for their livelihoods. The Government of Nepal, recognizing this reality, has demonstrated a strong commitment to environmental management, conservation and climate change adaptation.



LESTARI, meaning "everlasting" in Bahasa Indonesia, is a sustainable forest management project that supports the Government of Indonesia to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and conserve biodiversity in carbon rich and biologically significant forest and mangrove ecosystems.

IUU Fisheries

Addressing Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing in the Philippines

Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing not only weakens efforts to manage fisheries sustainably it also threatens the food and livelihood security of coastal communities. In the Philippines, marine biodiversity loss and fisheries decline have a significant impact on Filipinos.

Tackling Crime in Madagascar

Tackling Environmental Crime in Madagascar

Madagascar is home to more than five percent of the world’s plant and animal species and is a global biodiversity priority. A report found that political instability, government mismanagement, a lack of forest operation controls and a lack of trafficking penalties led to effectively zero control over timber resource management between March 2010 to March 2015. But that’s beginning to change.

Closed Global Projects

Biodiversity Understanding in Infrastructure and Landscape Development (BUILD)

Biodiversity Understanding in Infrastructure and Landscape Development (BUILD)

Through an agreement with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) has launched a comprehensive initiative in central Africa, expand CSF’s programs in the Andes-Amazon region, and initiate a limited program in Asia’s Himalayan region. The goal of the program is to promote biodiversity conservation through infrastructure best practices.

Environmental Communication, Learning and Outreach (ECO)

Environmental Communication, Learning and Outreach (ECO)

USAID’s Environmental Communication, Learning and Outreach contract was a five-year project to improve learning and communications in the Environmental and Natural Resource Management and Global Climate Change sectors.

Forest Carbon, Markets and Communities (FCMC)

Forest Carbon, Markets and Communities (FCMC)

To support the United States Government's commitment to financing activities that reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, Tetra Tech ARD implemented the Forest Carbon, Markets and Communities (FCMC) project. FCMC supplied technical services on forest carbon to USAID in Washington, D.C., and bilateral and regional missions, particularly in the Andean Amazon.

Global Conservation Program (GCP)

Global Conservation Program (GCP)

The Global Conservation Program (GCP) was a partnership between USAID and six leading nongovernmental organizations that aimed to conserve globally significant areas of biodiversity through site-based activities and policy programs around the world.

Measuring Impact (MI)

Measuring Impact (MI)

Measuring Impact was a six-year contract (2012-2018) that aimed to increase USAID’s capacity to design, monitor, evaluate, and improve the impact of global biodiversity conservation and natural resource management programs. Partners Environmental Incentives, Foundations of Success and ICF International worked with the USAID Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and the Environment/Office of Forestry and Biodiversity (E3/FAB) to develop effective performance measures, enhance cross-project learning, foster communication, and build capacity for adaptive management. Measuring Impact 2 will build on MI's success.

Global Conservation Program (GCP)

Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems (SCAPES)

SCAPES was the flagship program of USAID’s Forestry and Biodiversity Office, and as such played a prominent role in driving innovation across the Agency’s biodiversity conservation portfolio, and ultimately the wider international conservation community. With seven organizations represented through four agreements, and field programs at nine sites in 19 countries around the world, the SCAPES partnership offered an excellent opportunity to tap into some of the best minds in biodiversity conservation.

Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge (WCTC)

Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge (WCTC)

The Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge called on the global community to harness the power of science and technology to address four wildlife-trafficking related issues.

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