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by Rose Hessmiller last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:45 AM
Smartfolder for Amazon Basin Conservation Information (deforestation)
File Noel Kempff Mercado National Park, Bolivia. Site description of a Parks in Peril location by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:03 AM
This document provides a threats analysis of the park and lays out the conservation strategy to be followed by The Nature Conservancy to improve the park's management.
File Small and Medium Forest Enterprise in Brazil by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:39 AM
SMFEs make an important contribution to production and employment - In common with other sectors in Brazil, Small and Medium Forest Enterprises (SMFEs) comprise a significant percentage of the total number of forest enterprises - for example, taking 99 employees as the cut off point, SMFEs comprise 98.2% of the total number of forest-harvesting operations, 98.9% of wood processing enterprises, and 98.9% of furniture manufacturers. While the contribution is less to total employment (e.g. 49.5%, 70.4% and 69.9% respectively) and to total production (~75%), owing to the smaller capacity and number of employees per enterprise, the environmental, social and economic impact of these enterprises is clearly enormous. Dynamic growth in the SMFE sector can be harnessed - With annual growth of 2.8 and 4.7% respectively, micro and small enterprises have grown numerically much faster than medium and large enterprises since 1995, despite the high mortality rates associated with SMEs as a whole (39% failing in their first year). There is some geographical differentiation in numerical growth based on the type of SMFEs, with growth in forest harvesting enterprises at the Amazon frontier and growth in furniture manufacturers in the South. Larger and often plantation-based forest harvesting operations tend to be restricted to Southern Brazil.
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 97 by Stoner, Larissa A — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Agriculture: Argentina to Harvest 100 Million tons of Grains in 2008, Social Problems Follow Forests: Guyana Timber Company Harvesting Legally Outside Its Concession; Rapid Deforestation Poses Warming Threat; Rainforest Politics Strides onto the Boardwalk; Civil Resistance Aimed at Saving Colombian Jungle Wildlife; Leading Amazon Biologist Imprisoned In Brazil Fishing & Marine Conservation: South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization; Fishing Venture in Ecuador Wins UN Prize; Aquaculture Company to Phase Out Chile Lake Farms Protected Areas: Galapagos Put on UN Danger List Science & Technology: Scientific Cooperation between Peru and Paraguay; US$ 19 Million for Innovation Projects in Chile Pollution & Waste Management: Air Pollution in Lima Worsening; Argentina: Pulp Mill Waste Used for Roads; Brazil: Floating House Made of Garbage; Complaints in Argentina about Fuel-Oil Use Climate Change: Clean Development Inequities, a Perspective from Guyana; Climate Change a Concern for Andean Presidents Energy: Chile: Biofuel Plant Proposed for Desert Cultivation; Work to Resume On Brazil Reactor; Developing Nations Embrace Renewable Energy; Japanese Biofuel Project in Brazil Creates 50,000 Direct Jobs; Chile Launches Energy-Efficiency Campaign General: Congressmen Seek Pascua Lama Review Because Of Glacier Damage; Brazil: Industrialists Ask for Reform of Environmental Laws; Lake Disappears Suddenly In Chile; Argentina: US$ 6.6 Million for Sustainable Development; Update on Avian Influenza; Chilean TV Documentary Highlights U.S. AI Preparedness, International Cooperation
File Improving Decision Making Through Valuing Local Ecosystem Services: São Luiz do Tapajós Hydroelectric Case by Portal Web Editor — last modified Aug 29, 2016 09:54 AM
Are we learning from our mistakes? | Common environmental and social costs on Amazon context
File Near Real-time Alert Systems for Community-based MRV in Colombia: Connecting National Forest Monitoring with CARs and Communities in Caquetá by Leif Kindberg — last modified May 26, 2015 02:53 PM
Community-based MRV is envisioned as an integral part of the national MRV system, and the FCMC activity was intended to increase engagement between communities and the national MRV system and institutions. This activity is timely, since Colombia is in key stages of developing the national Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation; and the Role of Conservation, Sustainable Management of Forests, and Enhancement of Forest Carbon Stocks (REDD+) institutional architecture, and engaging local communities in the REDD+ process. Parallel efforts supported by other donors that involve the Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Research (IDEAM) and the Ministry of Environment will include workshops in which national and regional governments will discuss potential roles of local communities in a national MRV system.
File Lessons Learned from Community Forestry Their Relevance for REDD+: Issues Brief by Roy Hagen — last modified Apr 22, 2015 03:59 PM
This issues brief summarizes the information and analysis contained in the full report on Lessons Learned from Community Forestry. It includes recommendations and key conclusions based on the findings of all three regional reports.
File Costs and Benefits of the Inambari River Hydroelectric Project by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jul 05, 2016 08:23 PM
Tapping hydropower in the Andean slopes is a key feature in Brazil’s electricity strategy. In June 2010, the governments of Peru and Brazil signed an Energy Agreement that includes plans for hydroelectric plants in the Peruvian Amazon, intended primarily to generate power for export to Brazil. The Inambari River hydroelectric project, with an installed capacity of 2,200 megawatts, is the first of five possible projects to have a feasibility study conducted.
File Section 118 Report to Congress 2002 (FY01) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:42 AM
The 2002 FY report of foreign assistance.
File Section 118 Report to Congress 2003 (FY02) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:42 AM
The USAID 2002 FY Congressional Report of Foreign Assistance. Section 118 relates to Forestry
File Foreign Assistance Act Section 118 report: Tropical forests by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:31 AM
Along with describing USAID’s field-based activities, this report includes a discussion of current critical themes in tropical forest conservation.
File Estimating Avoided Deforestation by Protection type: Can governance plus location equal forest plus livelihoods? by Lisa Naughton — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:50 AM
Powerpoint Talk from LTC workshop oct 2011
File Legal Frameworks for REDD - Design and Implementation at the National Level (IUCN Environmental Policy and Law Paper No. 77) by LiLing Choo — last modified Feb 20, 2013 01:35 AM
Supplementary material for Forest Trend's Payments for Ecosystem Services Training Modules and Resources. Paper written by John Costenbader (Ed.), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). This paper provides a detailed overview of regulatory design and implementation options specifically for a non-lawyer audience. This paper is based on the findings from four case studies (Brazil, Cameroon, Guyana and Papua New Guinea), each representing varying geographies, forest cover and deforestation rates and stages of REDD preparation. The study questions whether legal clarity is an essential component for successful national REDD programs.
USAID Biodiversity Projects by Portal Web Editor — last modified Dec 09, 2019 04:31 PM
Brazilian Stakeholders Urge Feds to go REDD by Steve Zwick — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:30 AM
Farmers, indigenous tribes, and environmental NGOs across Brazil say they need direct payments for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) if they are going to help halt climate change, but the federal government remains opposed. Can a new declaration of consensus promote change at the top?
Dr. Badero's Portal Use Proposal by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:55 AM
Proposal: Outreach Healthcare: A collaboration between the Brasilian Family Health program with its record of success and it strong governmental support and USAID member personnel and its RM Portal would provide an extraordinary opportunity. Personnel could serve the duel role as family healthcare provider liaisons to the villages. The portal would provide the ideal resource to disseminate healthcare information and education programs, while at the same time serve to provide expertise and support to the healthcare workers in the field.
Dr. Badero's Portal Use Proposal by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:01 AM
Proposal: Outreach Healthcare: A collaboration between the Brasilian Family Health program with its record of success and it strong governmental support and USAID member personnel and its RM Portal would provide an extraordinary opportunity. Personnel could serve the duel role as family healthcare provider liaisons to the villages. The portal would provide the ideal resource to disseminate healthcare information and education programs, while at the same time serve to provide expertise and support to the healthcare workers in the field.
File UNDERSTANDING ILLEGALITY AND CORRUPTION IN FOREST MANAGEMENT: A LITERATURE REVIEW by FRAME Administrator — last modified Jan 05, 2017 10:11 AM
The review aimed to provide a clear theoretical reasoning for how illegality and corruption affect forest management, summarize empirical findings, and discuss how international protection efforts were affecting forestry.
File BUILD Year 4 Annual Report: October 1, 2014 – September 30, 2015 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jul 05, 2016 08:22 PM
Between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015, Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) and partners implemented the fourth and final year of the USAID program: Biodiversity Understanding in Infrastructure and Landscape Development (BUILD). The program aims to harmonize the development of infrastructure with the maintenance of biodiversity in the Andes, Amazon, Albertine Rift and Himalayas regions. CSF has provided technical support to governments and stakeholders in the Andes-Amazon, Albertine Rift and Himalayas regions to incorporate biodiversity impacts into infrastructure planning, approval and implementation. Our activities have included training conservation professionals, media, and infrastructure developers and regulators how to analyze infrastructure projects and incorporate environmental and social costs and benefits; providing analysis tools so that these and other professionals can analyze infrastructure projects; making information about infrastructure development more readily available to the public; identifying infrastructure policy best practices and innovations; helping conservationists and affected people articulate their concerns in economic terms; and helping infrastructure developers and governments mitigate and compensate environmental and social costs and benefits in reality through the facilitation of appropriate financial mechanisms.
File USAID Climate Change Assistance For the Developing World by Jon Dale — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:51 AM
Making a Difference in People’s Lives: USAID’s Climate Change Initiative 1998–2002. From 1998 to 2002, the primary vehicle through which the Agency worked to realize positive impacts in the area of climate change was the Climate Change Initiative (CCI). This document summarizes the progress and results of the CCI over its 5-year history. The first section discusses the challenge posed by global climate change and summarizes the current state of knowledge regarding climate change and its likely impact on developing and transition countries. The second section highlights the impact of the CCI and explains its results via sector and country case studies. The final section outlines the future of USAID climate change assistance.
File REDD Readiness:Experiences from the Field by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:59 AM
Conservation International Peru presentation on REDD+ program implementation field experiences and successes (Presentation 1)
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