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File LRCFP Quarterly Report Q4 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:04 AM
LRCFP Quarterly Report Q4. 1 OCTOBER – 31 DECEMBER 2008
File Biodiversity Conservation: A Guide For USAID Staff and Partners by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 11, 2013 03:36 PM
Biodiversity Conservation: A Guide For USAID Staff and Partners
File Global Learning Final Closeout Report by Anna Woltman — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:43 AM
The Global Conservation Program Achievements and lessons learned from 10 years of support for threats-based conservation at a landscape and seascape scale October 1,1999 – September 30, 2009
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 Tanzania USFS IP Trip Report: Progress Report for Technical Assistance to AWF for Strategic Planning at Manyara Ranch; Nov 04 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:57 AM
"Progress Report for Technical Assistance to the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) for Strategic Planning at Manyara Ranch, Tanzania"
Glossary for Natural Resource Management by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:02 AM
File Working with Community-Based Conservation with a Gender Focus by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:06 PM
This is a 1999 Guide to "Working with Community-Based Conservation with a Gender Focus" by Mary Hill Rojas (DAI) and distributed by the USAID Office of Women in Development (WID). The WIDTECH Project, funded by the Office of Women in Development (G/WID) of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), provides technical assistance and training on gender issues to USAID bureaus and missions. In spring 1998, at the request of Eric Fajer of USAID’s Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Bureau, the author, a WIDTECH environment specialist, served as a member of the Parks in Peril (PIP) Project evaluation team. The rest of the team consisted of Laurence Hausman, team leader, institutional relationships and strengthening; Allen Putney, management of protected areas; and Lorenzo Rosenzweig, conservation finance. The team reviewed the progress under the Parks in Peril Project, a cooperative agreement between The Nature Conservancy and USAID. As part of the evaluation, the team visited seven protected areas in Mexico (La Encrucijada, El Ocote, and Sian Ka’an), Ecuador (Machalilla), Peru (Bahuaja Sonene), Costa Rica (Talamanca), and Guatemala (Sierra de Las Minas). This guide uses examples from the site visits and builds on the results of the evaluation to suggest ways that PIP project personnel can easily, efficiently, and equitably integrate gender in their work. The Guide is organized and presented a seven 'step' as follow: (Step ONE) develop a rationale for paying attention to gender; (Step TWO) deonstruct terms to understand gener roles and relations; (Step THREE) highting women as well as men as PIP participants; (Step FOUR) build on women's individual and group experiences; (Step FIVE) remove barriers to participation; and (Step SIX) work across sectors. A project funded by the Office of Women in Development, Bureau for Global Programs, Field Support and Research, U.S. Agency for International Development under contract number FAO-0100-C-00-6005-00 with Development Alternatives, Inc. July 1999
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 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 Africa: Report on the Third African Leadership Seminar, People and Conservation; Jun 08 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Aug 18, 2013 06:49 PM
Report on the Third African Leadership Seminar, People and Conservation; Jun 07
File Briefing Paper - Twenty Five Years NFM History by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:42 AM
PDF A History of the USAID Forest Program.
Blog Post Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing in the Philippines by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Nov 02, 2018 04:18 PM
Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing weakens efforts to manage fisheries sustainably and also threatens food and livelihood security in coastal communities. In the Philippines, marine biodiversity loss and fisheries decline have a significant impact since fish provide more than 50 percent of dietary protein and serve as an important source of nutrients. An estimated 1.7 million small-scale or municipal fishers are the poorest of the poor—four out of ten Filipino fishers live below the poverty line, earning about $4/day (PHP195/day).
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 The operation of the Enterprise for the Americas Facility and the Tropical Forest Conservation Act: Report to Congress. May 2002 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:29 AM
This annual report to Congress reports on the activities of the Enterprise for the Americas Initiative (EAI) and the Tropical Forest Conservation Act (TFCA).
File Biodiversity Reference Sheet by BRIDGE — last modified Sep 11, 2019 05:16 PM
Ecosystems provide goods and services critical to human development and well-being such as food, fiber, clean water, fertile soil and pollination. Opportunities for integrating biodiversity with other development sectors exist throughout the USAID portfolio, and can be realized by the coordination of existing programming, co-location of new activities or planned co-funding.
File ST1. Global Tourism - Achieving Sustainable Goals by Joseph Badash — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:02 AM
This manual is from a set of nine courses on Sustainable Tourism that have been developed by George Washington University as a result of compiling the lessons and best practices from the USAID Global Sustainable Tourism Alliance (GSTA) program, and other tourism development experiences. The courses train students, practitioners, donor agency representatives, and others working in related fields to understand and develop tourism and its role in international development. All the course materials are public access and also can be found inside the USAID NRM&D Learning Management Center. Your registration in these courses will allow you to actively participate in discussions of the material, and to take quizzes to check yourself for understanding at the end of each course. Each of the nine courses are offered free on a non-academic credit basis and offer a Certificate of Completion from USAID. Participants may take these courses to build your own knowledge of the field of tourism and development. The target audience for this manual, Global Tourism - Achieving Sustainable Goals, includes professionals working on tourism-related projects in developing countries, including staff from donor and government agencies, non-governmental organizations, consulting firms, universities, businesses, and other entities.
File Biodiversity and Development Handbook by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jun 06, 2018 01:51 PM
The 2015 USAID Biodiversity and Development Handbook is a foundational resource for implementation of USAID’s Biodiversity Policy. The main purpose of the handbook is to help USAID managers and implementing partners plan, design, implement, and monitor strong and sustainable conservation efforts in line with Agency experience, policy, and guidance. A strong secondary purpose is to contribute USAID knowledge and experience to the global conservation community, particularly in designing projects with robust learning components and in integrating conservation and development objectives. It draws from the USAID, partner, and global knowledge base of principles, approaches, resources, best practices, and case examples.
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.
File Plan de stratégie en marketing du Réseau National des Aires Protégées (French) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:48 PM
Parc Nationaux Madagasca ANGAP Region: Africa/Centrally Funded Activities Task order: Madagascar Enabling Conditions for Sustainable Policies Technical area: Biodiversity Conservation
File Paradise Lost?: Lessons from 25 years of USAID Environment Programs in Madagascar (Final Report) by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jul 30, 2014 08:53 PM
(Final Report) The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) was one of the major supporters of environmental conservation programs in Madagascar for a quarter-century. Recent political changes put this investment at risk. What can policymakers and field practitioners learn from this experience about the fragility of development success? USAID commissioned International Resources Group (IRG) to produce a retrospective of its Madagascar programs and their evolution over the years. Long-time practitioner Karen Freudenberger interviewed dozens of individuals and reviewed scores of documents in telling this tale. The result is a comprehensive overview of USAID environmental interventions in Madagascar, and highlights important lessons for all who are interested in conservation and sustainability. Featured in News: USAID RM Portal Featured Stories on July 21, 2010.
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