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by Rose Hessmiller last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:00 AM
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File Community-Based Forest Enterprises: Their Status and Potential in Tropical Countries by Sue Hoye — last modified Apr 06, 2017 03:41 PM
File Final Evaluation of the Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems Program (SCAPES) by Anna Woltman — last modified Feb 26, 2018 12:15 PM
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.
File Striking a balance: Ensuring conservation's place on the international biodiversity assistance agenda by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
This study examines how donor countries are allocating their biodiversity assistance and pays particular attention to the balance between support for long-term actions and near-term conservation investments.
File Protected Area Staff Training: Guidelines for Planning and Management by Ryan Thompson — last modified Apr 07, 2017 03:38 PM
This guide from the IUCN is designed to help protected area managers to develop, implement, and evaluate targeted training programs to build and maintain staff competencies.
BBOP Learning Network Newsletter Volume 2 Issue 2: September 2007 by Forest Trends — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
The Business and Biodiversity Offset Program (BBOP) Learning Network Newsletter. TABLE OF CONTENTS Meetings: Conservation Finance Meeting (July 2007) Mexico Offsets Methodology Training Workshop (June 2007) and Policy Workshop (Feb 2007) BBOP Learning Network and Program Meetings in Bainbridge (June 2007) Offsets Theme Forum and Training Session at the International Association of Impact Assessment (May 2007) Biodiversity Offsets for the Minerals and Energy Industries (March 2007) Assessing Ecosystems for Business (March 2007) Recent News: Patrick Maguire joins the BBOP Secretariat WWF and IIED join the BBOP Advisory Committee Recent Publications: Gibbons & Lindenmayer: “Offsets for land clearing: No net loss or the tail wagging the dog?” Position Paper on Environmental Offsetting WRI et al: Developing a Corporate Ecosystem Services Review
BBOP Learning Network Newsletter Volume 3 Issue 2: April 2008 by Forest Trends — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:04 AM
Meetings: * Catching Up: Conservation and Biodiversity Offsets in Alberta's Boreal Forest Calgary, Alberta, Canada (February 2008) * Biodiversity Offsets and the CBD – SBSTTA13 Side Event, Rome Italy (February 2008) * Biodiversity Offsets and the CBD – Engagement meeting with delegates, Rome Italy (February 2008) Recent BBOP News: * New BBOP Secretariat Member, Ray Victurine, WCS * New BBOP Advisory Committee members o Mark Pizey, Strongman Coal Mine NZ o Dr Theo Stephens, Department of Conservation, NZ o Dr. Jonathan Baillie will be the Advisory Committee representative for the Zoological Society of London Recent Publications/News: * Kremen C. et al. Aligning Conservation Priorities across Taxa in Madagascar with High Resolution Planning Tools * SCBD. Business and Biodiversity Newsletter: Business.2010 * Hanson, Craig, Finisdore, John, Ranganathan, Janet and Charles Iceland. The Corporate Ecosystem Services Review: Guidelines for Identifying Business Risks & Opportunities Arising from Ecosystem Change * Bezerra, Luiz. Biodiversity Offsets in National (Brazil) and Regional (EU) Mandatory Arrangements: Towards an International Regime? - Draft Dissertation * Latimer, William and David Hill. Mitigation banking: Securing no net loss to biodiversity? A UK perspective Looking Forward: * BBOP at next IAIA meeting * BBOP Consultation Process * BBOP at COP9
File Final Report Executive Summary: Final Evaluation of the Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems Program by Portal Web Editor — last modified Nov 27, 2017 11:55 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 project activity outcomes.
Glossary for Natural Resource Management by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:02 AM
File TransLinks: Promoting Transformations by linking Nature, Wealth and Power - Final Technical Report by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jul 30, 2014 06:53 PM
The TransLinks program (2006-2012) - a major initiative of the United States Agency for International Development, Office of Land Tenure and Resource Management within the Bureau of Economic Growth, Education and Environment. Over the last 5.5-years, the Wildlife Conservation Society with its partners, Forest Trends, Enterprise Works/VITA (a division of Relief International), the Nelson Institute/Land Tenure Center at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the Earth Institute/Center for Environmental Research and Conservation at Columbia University, identified, developed, and disseminated lessons, best practices, and tools from projects that promote the integration of nature, wealth and power around the world. Featured October, 2013.
File Summary of the Proceedings from the Pre-Katoomba training for USAID & Partners by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:49 AM
A Summary of the Proceedings from the one day training on Payment for Ecosystem Services for USAID staff and partners, prior to the Katoomba 13 meeting in Dar es Salaam, September 2008.
File Basic Guide to Using Debt Conversions by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jun 10, 2013 12:58 PM
Productive Sector Growth and Environment Division, Office of Sustainable Development, Bureau for Africa, U.S. Agency for International Development.
File USAID - Biodiversity Reporting (Section 119) FY03 by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:50 AM
This document presents an overview of USAID’s biodiversity conservation programs. It summarizes programs and activities implemented in Africa, Asia and the Near East, Europe and Eurasia, and the Latin America and Caribbean regions, highlighting achievements in Fiscal Year (FY) 2003. The summary descriptions of projects and activities are focused on the biodiversity conservation components of the programs.1 Many of these programs support other objectives such as improved livelihoods and good governance, in addition to biodiversity conservation.
File Biodiversity Assessment for Kyrgyzstan by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 11, 2013 03:26 PM
E&E - 117/119 Report - Kyrgyzstan The approach used in the assessment was to collect and analyze information on biodiversity and related areas through documentation searches, interviews with key individuals and organizations in Kyrgyzstan and Washington D.C. concerned with biodiversity (see Annex C, List of Persons Contacted), and field trips. Rather than duplicating research already undertaken and presented in strategy and project documents, this assessment has borrowed freely from these documents and synthesized and adapted information where appropriate. Task Order under the Biodiversity & Sustainable Forestry IQC (BIOFOR) USAID CONTRACT NUMBER: LAG-I-00-99-00014-00 SUBMITTED TO: USAID CENTRAL ASIAN REPUBLICS MISSION, ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN SUBMITTED BY: CHEMONICS INTERNATIONAL INC. WASHINGTON, D.C. JUNE 2001
File Ecotourism Development - A manual for conservation planners and managers. Volume I - An Introduction to Tourism Planning by Jean Brennan — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:54 AM
The manual consists of two distinct but related standalone volumes. Conservationists who are intrigued by ecotourism and want a greater understanding of it, or who are considering ecotourism as a conservation strategy for a protected area, may elect to consult Volume I: An Introduction to Ecotourism Planning, Part I initially for a brief overview. For those who seek fuller understanding of the ecotourism management planning process or decided that ecotourism may be right for their site, Volume I, Part II should be consulted. Part II: “Ecotourism Planning and Management” explains the process for ecotourism development and management planning from Area Conservation Planning and Preliminary Site Evaluation to Full Site Diagnostic, participatory ecotourism management planning and implementation of a plan.
File Ecotourism Development - A manual for conservation planners and managers. Volume II - The Business of Ecotourism Development and Management by Jean Brennan — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:54 AM
Volume II, The Business of Ecotourism Development and Management provides orientation and guidance on both key conservation management and key business development strategies. Part I: “Key Strategies of Ecotourism Management,” is an introduction to the critical elements of ecotourism management planning including zoning, visitor impact monitoring, visitor site design and management, income generation mechanisms, infrastructure and visitor guidelines, and naturalist guide systems. This volume may be usefully consulted to review options for mitigating tourism threats that may already exist at a site.
File Survey of Red Sea Tourists' and Tourism Operators' Willingness to Pay for Coral Reef Conservation-h by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:54 AM
A key component of the USAID/EEPP Red Sea Conservation Finance activity, June 2002, Cairo. 128 pages, PDF. Same document as "A Survey of Red Sea Tourists' and Tourism Operators' Willingness to Pay for Coral Reef Conservation-H"
File Red Sea Marine Protectorates Revenue Generation Options-LowRes Vers. by Stanzin Tonyot — last modified Jan 21, 2014 05:57 PM
Synthesis Report for Red Sea Conservation Finance activity. USAID Egyptian Environmental Policy Program, Feb. 2003, c. 100 pp. In addition to a review of the current situation (fee system, visitation rates, functionality, etc), a wide spectrum of possible revenue generation mechanisms, and detailed analyses of the three most productive options, the paper includes SUMMARIES of the entire "Red Sea Conservation Finance" series of reports: -Explanation of the EEPP Red Sea Finance Policy Measure activity, -"Environmental Impacts of User Fee at Giftun Islands" (c. 15 pages) -"Data and Information Needs for Red Sea Conservation Finance" (c. 100 pages) -"Survey of Red Sea Tourists' and Tourism Operators' Willingness to Pay for Coral Reef Conservation" (100+ Pages) -"Red Sea Marine Protectorates Budget Analysis & Scenarios" (c. 100 pages). For additional information, contact Michael E. Colby (mcolby@igc.org OR mcolby@usaid.gov). Note: Only difference from High-resolution version is deletion of color Cover and Abstract (flyer).
Link to - WWF Conservation Finance by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:54 AM
For more information on the World Wildlife Fund Conservation Finance program contact Mr. Esteban Brenes, Senior Program Officer, Center for Conservation Finance <esteban.brenes@wwfus.org>
File CFA News Vol 2 No 1 by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:54 AM
Conservation Finance Alliance (CFA) News: Focus on Conservation Finance A newsletter of the Conservation Finance Alliance: Dedicated to the delivery of conservation finance solutions through collaboration Volume 2, Number 1 January 13, 2006 In This Issue • News from the CFA! • Creating a Business Plan for a Pro-Poor Enterprise • My First Uganda Experience • Congo Basin Sustainable Financing for Biodiversity Conservation • Financial Corner: What Conservation Trust Funds Should Consider When Evaluating an Asset Management Firm • Links of Interest
File CFA News - Focus on Conservation Finance by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:54 AM
Conservation Finance Alliance Newsletter (September 8, 2005), Volume 1, Number 2. Articles in this Issue: News from the CFA; U.S. Tropical Forest Conservation Act Continues to Capitalize Conservation Funds; Receiving Gifts of Appreciated Stock, and Business Plans – An Effective Tool in Protected Area Management.
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