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File RED SEA MARINE PROTECTORATES BUDGET ANALYSIS AND SCENARIOS FOR 1999-2007 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 02, 2014 07:28 PM
Dr. Michael E. Colby December 2002 Contract Number MOBIS 263-M-00-00002-00 Egyptian Environmental Policy Program 105 RSMP BUDGETS-Llb.pdf Program Support Unit WORK ASSIGNMENT REPORT Tranche 2, Policy Measure 2.2 for U.S. Agency for International Development, Cairo and Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency Prepared under the MOBIS Contract A USAID-funded project led by International Resources Group, Ltd. Technical Area: Biodiversity Conservation; Environmental and Economic Growth Linkages; Environmental Financing; Environmental Institutional Strengthening - Government; Policy Assessment, Analysis; Sustainable Tourism. Egypt
File Volume 1: An Introduction to Ecotourism Planning Second Edition by Guest User — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:48 AM
Ecotourism Development: A Manual for Conser vation Planners and Managers
File Volume II: The Business of Ecotourism Development and Management by Guest User — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:48 AM
Volume II: The Business of Ecotourism Development and Management (2.229MB PDF). manual_vol2_english.pdf
File Volume II: The Business of Ecotourism Development and Management by Guest User — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:48 AM
ecovii_spnsh.pdf
File Beyond Carbon: Biodiversity and Water Markets by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:51 AM
Ecosystem Marketplace Insights Booklet on biodiversity and water PES markets. This publication is meant to serve as context and provide background for the Katoomba conference: "Avoiding Deforestation in the Amazon through PES Markets" held in Mato Grosso, Brazil in April 2009. Brazil will have to look beyond carbon markets, to water and biodiversity, to ensure the comprehensive maintenance of all its ecosystem services. This compilation of selected articles that introduce the markets, delve into experiences outside of Brazil, and examine developments within the county. We have broken this volume into four parts: the first summarizes key government initiatives in Brazil, and offers a guide to “the Matrix” of PES schemes around the world (Part 1: The Big Picture). The second offers a close examination of regulated biodiversity and water markets in the United States. (Part 2: The State of Play). The third offers a case study of an innovative biodiversity offset project in Malaysia, PES schemes in the Andes, and an examination of the growing acceptance of ecosystem markets at the federal level in the United States (Part 3: Global Developments). The final part examines established water and biodiversity payment programs in Brazil (Part 4: Local Developments). See RELATED ITEMS for Portuguese version.
File Forests: Taking Root in the Voluntary Carbon Market, Second Edition by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:51 AM
Ecosystem Marketplace Insights Booklet on voluntary carbon markets. This publication is designed to introduce practitioners to the carbon markets, in particular the voluntary markets, and the current climate for reforestation, afforestation and REDD projects generating carbon credits. It is a collection of articles and one book chapter commissioned by the Ecosystem Marketplace. The articles were compiled to serve as context and provide background for the Brazil Katoomba conference, held in Mato Grosso, Brazil, April 1-2 2009. See RELATED ITEMS for Portuguese version.
File FY09 Programmatic Report to USAID TransLinks Program by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:51 AM
In FY09, Forest Trends worked with USAID‘s Standing Forests Conservation Markets Initiative (SFCMI), through TransLinks, with the goal of increasing capacity in developing countries to protect biodiversity and carry out avoided deforestation activities through payments for ecosystem services (PES). The geographic focus has been on high-priority areas including: the Brazilian Amazon, the Andean region, Southeast Asia, as well as West and Central Africa. This report reviews FY09 accomplishments.
File Elephant Pepper: Establishing Conservation-Focused Business by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:52 AM
This case study examines the development of a commercial product at the intersection of biodiversity conservation, economic development and improvement in the livelihoods of poor African farmers. It shows how a market-based initiative can drive positive change.
File Forest Carbon Financing for Biodiversity Conservation, Climate Change Mitigation and Improved Livelihoods: the Makira Forest Protected Area, Madagascar by Portal Web Editor — last modified Feb 20, 2013 01:53 AM
Case study of the forest carbon project in Makira Forest, Madagascar. Wildlife Conservation Society, the Government of Madagascar and other partners have been working with local communities living in the Makira plateau in north-eastern Madagascar to establish a protected area which will be financed by the marketing and sale of CO2 emissions reductions credits. The funds from carbon sales, generated through the avoided deforestation of the Makira forest, will be used to finance the longterm conservation of the forests, improve community land stewardship and governance, and support sustainable livelihood practicesleading to improved household welfare. This study outlines the process and key steps that have been taken to develop this novel and innovative approach towards forest conservation and poverty reduction in one of the world’s most biologically rich and economically poor countries.
File Payments for Ecosystem Services: Getting Started - A Primer (Spanish) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:52 AM
This primer forms part of the activities implemented within the Global Strategy for the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Follow-Up, and offers a starting point from which to assess the potential for PES in specific communities around the world. It also provides pointers for designing and planning PES transactions. Community-benefit driven, or “pro-poor” PES, is the main focus of this work. Specifically, this primer describes: The opportunities and risks of PES schemes for rural community residents in order to enable accurate feasibility assessments for applying these new market-based mechanisms, steps to developing PES projects, and resources for additional reference and reading. In Spanish (Paso a Paso: Un Manual para Diseñar Transacciones de Servicios Ecosistémicos). See RELATED CONTENT for English, Portuguese and Vietnamese versions.
File Payments for Ecosystem Services: Getting Started - A Primer by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:53 AM
This primer forms part of the activities implemented within the Global Strategy for the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Follow-Up, and offers a starting point from which to assess the potential for PES in specific communities around the world. It also provides pointers for designing and planning PES transactions. Community-benefit driven, or “pro-poor” PES, is the main focus of this work. Specifically, this primer describes: The opportunities and risks of PES schemes for rural community residents in order to enable accurate feasibility assessments for applying these new market-based mechanisms, steps to developing PES projects, and resources for additional reference and reading. See RELATED CONTENT for Portuguese, Spanish and Vietnamese versions.
File Biodiversity Conservation Program Design & Management: A Guide for USAID Staff by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jun 12, 2015 03:12 AM
A guide developed to provide USAID staff with basic information about designing, managing and implementing biodiversity conservation programs.
File Environmental Education and Communication (EE&C) Assessment for Madagascar by Amee Jankot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:54 AM
An assessment report of environmental education and communication in Madagascar.
File Map the Context Notebook by Sam Bringhurst — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:55 AM
Map the Context Notebook for SCALE® (System-wide Collaborative Action for Livelihoods and the Environment) One-Week Training, United States Agency for International Development / Academy for Educational Development, Washington, D.C.
File Biodiversity Assessment Tracking Systems by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 28, 2013 01:19 AM
The Biodiversity Analysis and Technical Support (BATS) for USAID/Africa is a two-year program that will provide analytical and technical assistance to USAID/Africa and support its operating units in the design and implementation of development, security, and humanitarian assistance activities in Africa, in a manner that conserves natural resources and biodiversity, including tropical forest and other critical habitats.
File Land-use Change Modeling in a Brazilian Indigenous Reserve: Construction of a Reference Scenario for the Suruí REDD Project by Michael Colby — last modified Sep 01, 2014 02:21 PM
Abstract: Interactions of indigenous peoples with the surrounding non-indigenous society are often the main sources of social and environmental changes in indigenous lands. In the case of the Suruí in Brazilian Amazonia’s “arc of deforestation,” these influences are leading to deforestation and logging that threaten both the forest and the sustainability of the group’s productive systems. The Suruí tribal leadership has initiated a proposal for an economic alternative based on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD). This has become a key case in global discussions on indigenous participation in REDD. The realism of the baseline scenario that serves as a reference for determining the amount of deforestation and emissions avoided by the proposed project is critical to assuring the reality of the carbon benefits claimed. Here we examine the SIMSURUI model, its input parameters and the implications of the Suruí Forest Carbon Project for indigenous participation in climate mitigation efforts.
File Payments for Ecosystem Services: Getting Started - A Primer (Portuguese) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:02 AM
This primer forms part of the activities implemented within the Global Strategy for the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Follow-Up, and offers a starting point from which to assess the potential for PES in specific communities around the world. It also provides pointers for designing and planning PES transactions. Community-benefit driven, or “pro-poor” PES, is the main focus of this work. Specifically, this primer describes: The opportunities and risks of PES schemes for rural community residents in order to enable accurate feasibility assessments for applying these new market-based mechanisms, steps to developing PES projects, and resources for additional reference and reading. In Portuguese (Pagamentos por Serviços Ambientais: Um Manual Sobre Como Iniciar). See RELATED CONENT for English, Spanish and Vietnamese versions.
File Building Biodiversity Business by Sue Hoye — last modified Apr 06, 2017 03:41 PM
File Four_S_Approach.pdf by Joseph Badash — last modified Apr 20, 2015 12:47 PM
File Final Evaluation of the Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems Program (SCAPES) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Dec 13, 2017 11:42 AM
This final evaluation of the Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems (SCAPES) program assesses conservation strategies used by four implementing partners to address priority threats and strengthen local capacity to conserve biodiversity. The assessment examines seven strategies based on four Key Principles, gender considerations, and learning opportunities to identify enabling conditions and limiting factors that affected program activity outcomes.
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