About the Gateway
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. As it matures, the Gateway will increasingly integrate news and information from USAID Mission programs.
The Forestry and Biodiversity Office designed the Gateway to communicate with conservation and development stakeholders about implementation of the USAID Biodiversity Policy and the Agency's work supporting other key U.S. Government initiatives and polices. The main sections are organized around policies and initiatives that underpin USAID's biodiversity conservation work. The first section introduces key USAID policies, while the second focuses on USG policies that underpin USAID's work in combating wildlife crime, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, and illegal logging. The other two sections foster implementation of the two goals of the USAID Biodiversity Policy: improved conservation effectiveness and the recognition of conservation's role in development outcomes and as a key development sector (Conservation is Development). This section features resources and information on intersections between conservation and major development sectors.
The site also features recent and ongoing projects, research and reports.