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by Rose Hessmiller last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:45 AM
Smartfolder for Amazon Basin Conservation Information (deforestation)
File DR Congo USFS IP Trip Report : CARPE and COAIT Programs in DCR: Determine Feasibility of Community Forest Management and Sustainable Timber Harvesting; Aug 04 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Feb 14, 2013 02:39 AM
"US Forest Service Technical Assistance: CARPE and COAIT Programs in DCR: Determine Feasibility of Community Forest Management and Sustainable Timber Harvesting, Democratic Republic of the Congo"
File Plan and Conserve A Sourcebook on Linking Population and Environment Services in Communities by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:03 PM
By Robert Engelman, 1998, Population Action International (PAI) This publication presents the concept of community-based population and environment (CBPE) activites, stressing the provision of family planning and related services within that concept. It assembles an inventory of projects in developing countries in which organizations and communities are linking natural resource conservation and family planning activities.
File Plan and Conserve A Sourcebook on Linking Population and Environment Services in Communities by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:49 AM
By Robert Engelman, 1998, Population Action International (PAI) This publication presents the concept of community-based population and environment (CBPE) activites, stressing the provision of family planning and related services within that concept. It assembles an inventory of projects in developing countries in which organizations and communities are linking natural resource conservation and family planning activities.
File Human Rights Dialogue: "Environmental Rights" by Carmen Tedesco — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:40 AM
Although both human rights protection and environmental protection are relatively well-developed areas of public policy, recognition of the linkage between the two has been slow to develop. As activists, scholars, and policy practitioners have increasingly encountered situations at the intersection of these two areas, calls for the protection of environmental rights have intensified. In 1994 the United Nations Sub-commission on the Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities issued an extensive report on human rights and the environment, prepared by Special Rapporteur Fatma Zohra Ksentini and accompanied by a Draft Declaration of Principles, claiming the interdependence and indivisibility of human rights, an ecologically sound environment, sustainable development, and peace. Since then, the U.N. Human Rights Commission has received a series of reports from Ms. Ksentini on the narrower topic of the impact of toxic and dangerous products and wastes on human rights. In addition, regional and international tribunals have allowed victims to bring cases based on rights violations caused by environmental harm, and some national tribunals have accepted suits claiming violations of a right to a healthy environment. Despite these developments, no binding international agreement has had environmental rights as its primary focus. In addition, the issue continues to suffer from inattention due to the fact that it fails to fit neatly within the agenda of either the human rights movement or the environmental movement. Few international human rights organizations have programs devoted to this set of rights; likewise, movements focused on protecting the environment do not generally have as their aim the more human-centered goals of environmental rights, which commonly include social justice issues such as the disproportionate suffering of poor, indigenous, and minority communities from toxic industrial activity. Even the environmental justice movement in the United States predominantly limits its scope to situations occurring within the nation’s borders. For the past four years, Human Rights Dialogue has focused on the obstacles to greater popular legitimacy of the international human rights framework -- and highlighted innovative ways in which such obstacles have been overcome in specific contexts around the world. We continue this theme in this issue through the exploration of the development of the concept of environmental rights as a response to real-world needs. The essays here collectively explore the definition, status, and relevance of the concept of environmental rights in law and politics around the world, and the extent to which a human rights lens is a helpful way in which to view environmental issues. We have organized the issue around four sub-themes: the inseparability of human rights and environmentalism; conflicts between human rights and environmental goals; the relationship between the concept and application of environmental justice and of human rights; and the enforceability of environmental rights. While many of the essays fit within the scope of more than one section, it is hoped that such a framework will allow the implications of the various case histories to emerge more clearly. In addition, commentaries by Barbara Rose Johnston, Joanne Bauer, Jeffery Atik, and Betsy Apple are designed to draw out the implications of the essays within each section and suggest ways for improving progress toward the protection both of human beings and the natural world.
File Social and Biodiversity Impact Assessment (SBIA) Manual for REDD+ Projects: Part 2 – Social Impact Assessment Toolbox (Spanish) by LiLing Choo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
The Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Standards, used to assess multiple benefits of the majority of forest carbon projects, provide robust standards; however, until now there has been limited guidance on how to undertake credible and cost-effective impact assessment. Forest Trends, the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA), Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and Rainforest Alliance have developed a user-friendly manual that enables land-based carbon project proponents to undertake cost-effective social and biodiversity impact assessment (SBIA). The SBIA Manual is oriented to the CCB Standards, but the approach described is applicable to other multiple benefit carbon standards, as well as to other types of payments for ecosystem services (PES) projects. This is version 2 of the Manual, released in October and launched via a webinar on November 22. There are three (3) parts to the manual 1-Core Guidance for Project Proponents, 2-Social Impact Assessment Toolbox, and 3-Biodiversity Impact Assessment Toolbox). IN SPANISH (Manual para la Evaluación de Impacto Social y sobre la Biodiversidad (EISB) de los Proyectos REDD+: Parte 2 - Caja de Herramientos para la Evaluación de Impacto Social). French and Spanish versions also available (see Related Items)
File Sound Management of the Panama Canal Watershed The Role of the Inter-Institutional Commission of the Panama Canal Watershed (CICH) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:49 PM
Task Order No. 831 Contract No. PCE-1-00-96-00002-00 Submitted by: International Resources Group, Ltd. (IRG) Prepared for: USAID Mission/Panama August 9, 2000 Region: Latin America and the Caribbean Task order: Panama Environmental Management of Canal Watershed Technical area: Biodiversity Conservation
File Climate change and migratory species by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:56 AM
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Report on the impacts of climate change on migratory species. As DEFRA announced on October 5th, 2005: Our climate is changing and there is already compelling evidence that animals and plants have been affected. We conducted a literature review and consulted experts through a specially organised international workshop to identify the range of climate change impacts and to consider how migrant populations could be affected by these changes. [Full report]
File INICIATIVAS FORESTALES INDIGENAS EN EL TROPICO BOLIVIANO REALIDADES Y OPCIONES Junio 1999 by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:52 AM
INICIATIVAS FORESTALES INDIGENAS EN EL TROPICO BOLIVIANO: REALIDADES Y OPCIONES Documento Técnico 78/1999 Junio 1999 dt78.pdf Keyword: es, espanol
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 ST5. Sustainable Tourism Enterprise Development - A Business Planning Approach by Joseph Badash — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:02 AM
Sustainable tourism enterprises confront the challenge to contribute to job creation, biological and cultural diversity conservation. The power of sustainable tourism as a development tool lies in that these philanthropic investments improve tourism products, differentiate and add value in the eyes of the consumer, and strengthen the enterprise itself. These unique needs and opportunities are most prevalent in developing countries, in rural and indigenous communities, and in parks and protected areas that struggle to balance conservation goals with basic necessities of local populations. For these reasons, this toolkit was written with these conditions and local stakeholders in mind. 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, Sustainable Tourism Enterprise Development - A Business Planning Approach , 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 ST7. Tourism and Conservation - Sustainable Models And Strategies 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, Tourism and Conservation - Sustainable Models And Strategies, 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 Sustaining our spirit: Ecotourism on privately-owned rural lands and protected areas by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:56 AM
This dissertation examines successes and challenges associated with sustaining both natural resources and rural communities through landowner involvement in ecotourism.
File Hacia el manejo forestal sostenible.pdf by Ana Lúcia da Cruz — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:53 AM
Hacia el manejo forestal sostenible.pdf Keyword: es, espanol
File Hacia el manejo forestal sostenible by Ana Lúcia da Cruz — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:51 AM
Este primer evento estuvo dirigido a Senadores, Diputados, Ministros de Estado, Secretarios Nacionales y Subsecretarios. La metodología básica consistió en un primer día de conversatorio, propiciado por los enfoques teóricos planteados por las ponencias; un segundo día de visita a los bosques de la Central Intercomunal Compesina del Oriente de Lomerío (CICOL); y el tercer día para reflexiones conclusivas.
File Hacia el manejo forestal sostenible by Ana Lúcia da Cruz — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:51 AM
1. ANTECEDENTES En la década de los años sesenta se abre un debate internacional sobre los alcances del creciente deterioro ambiental, que afecta tanto a los países industrializados como a aquellos en desarrollo. La contaminación del aire y del agua en los primeros, así como la pérdida de la biodiversidad y de los suelos agrícolas en los segundos, para citar sólo algunos de los tópicos de preocupación, lleva a los sectores más sensibles a denunciar la situación como una emergencia planetaria, que pone en riesgo el desarrollo económico logrado y que, en última instancia, amenaza seriamente la supervivencia de la especie humana. El interés sobre el tema se extiende rápidamente en los países ricos y pobres, y alcanza máximo reconocimiento de la comunidad global cuando la Organización de las Naciones Unidas convoca a la Conferencia Mundial sobre el Medio Humano, que tuvo lugar en Estocolmo, en 1972.
File EL ESTADO DE LA POBLACIÓN MUNDIAL 2001 by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:03 PM
Huellas e hitos Población y cambio del medio ambiente Fondo de Población de las Naciones Unidas Thoraya Ahmed Obaid Directora Ejecutiva
File EL ESTADO DE LA POBLACIÓN MUNDIAL 2001 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:49 AM
Huellas e hitos Población y cambio del medio ambiente Fondo de Población de las Naciones Unidas Thoraya Ahmed Obaid Directora Ejecutiva
File L’ETAT DE LA POPULATION MONDIALE 2001 by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:03 PM
Empreintes et jalons : Population et changement environnemental Fonds des Nations Unies pour la population Thoraya Ahmed Obaid Directrice exécutive
File L’ETAT DE LA POPULATION MONDIALE 2001 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:49 AM
Empreintes et jalons : Population et changement environnemental Fonds des Nations Unies pour la population Thoraya Ahmed Obaid Directrice exécutive
File Community engagement and training parabiologists - Midterm Report by LiLing Choo — last modified Jan 10, 2013 03:02 PM
Midterm Report for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service International Programs, August 18, 2010
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