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Conservation enterprises approaches are defined by a development hypothesis (theory of change) that if income is increased through conservation enterprises, then participants will discontinue environmentally unsustainable activities, leading to reductions to threats to the environment.

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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Lessons from 20 Years of Conservation Enterprise Support in The Maya Biosphere Reserve
Sep 14, 2017 · Video

Lessons from 20 Years of Conservation Enterprise Support in The Maya Biosphere Reserve

In this webinar from September 14th, 2017, Benjamin Hodgdon and Alejandro Santos from Rainforest Alliance and Ani Zamgochian from USAID/Guatemala talk about their experiences with conservation enterprises in the Maya Biosphere Reserve. Active community forestry concessions in the Maya Biosphere…

Webinar: Conservation Enterprise Impact Evaluation in Nepal
Aug 10, 2017 · Video

Webinar: Conservation Enterprise Impact Evaluation in Nepal

During this August 10th, 2017 Webinar, Karl Wurster from USAID/Nepal shared his plans for an impact evaluation looking at 10 years of implementation of alternative livelihoods under the Haryo Ban activity. Megan Hill (USAID/FAB) then led a discussion on this…

New Resource: Integrating Conservation & Livelihoods
Jan 31, 2017 · News Item

New Resource: Integrating Conservation & Livelihoods

by Shawn Peabody — Apr 03, 2017 04:55 PM

Using a database of World Bank project evaluations, E3/FAB’s new study called “Integrating Livelihood and Conservation Goals: A Retrospective Analysis of World Bank Projects” aims to contribute to building the evidence base around the integration of biodiversity conservation and livelihood goals.

Conservation Enterprise Planning Checklist
Oct 28, 2016 · News Item

Conservation Enterprise Planning Checklist

by Sue Hoye — Apr 03, 2017 04:55 PM

Check out this new tool to help practitioners plan their conservation enterprise approach! The questions in the checklist help to identify the important considerations in the context of a particular site.

 
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