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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: Mission to Support Landscape Planning in the Maringa-Lopori-Wamba Landscape; Jan 06 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 04:59 PM
USFS Mission to Support Landscape Planning in the Maringa-Lopori-Wamba Landscape, Democratic Republic of Congo
File Improving Grassroots Equity in the Forests and Climate Change Context: Training Manual by Portal Web Editor — last modified Aug 08, 2014 08:06 PM
The USAID-funded Grassroots Equity and Enhanced Networks in the Mekong (GREEN Mekong) program recently completed a seminal training publication entitled “Improving grassroots equity in the forests and climate change context”. The manual aims to develop the knowledge and capacities of grassroots facilitators to conduct meaningful participatory processes that can improve social equity and inclusion in forest-based climate change mitigation policy frameworks, mechanisms and projects. Using innovative training approaches and methodologies grounded on experiential learning principles, this manual differs from typical REDD+ materials as it focuses on the ‘how' rather than the ‘what' of equity. It will help grassroots stakeholders to generate valuable opinions and positions about forests and climate change related developments. This manual will be translated into all Mekong region languages for wider use by grassroots actors.
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 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 Angola USFS IP Trip Report: Forest Resource Assessment: Kuando Kubango Province; May 06 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Aug 18, 2013 05:34 PM
USFS Forest Resource Assessment: Kuando Kubango Province, Angola
File USAID's Biodiversity Conservation and Forestry Programs, 2013 Report by Portal Web Editor — last modified Apr 25, 2014 02:30 PM
USAID manages a diverse portfolio of projects that conserve biodiversity and sustain forests while advancing development, particularly for vulnerable people who rely on natural resources for their livelihoods. This annual report summarizes the Agency's work in this sector and its importance to human well-being, highlighting discrete and cumulative results in fiscal year (FY) 2012, and how FY 2012 funds were allocated for work in FY 2013.
File USAID Global Climate Change Initiative Briefing Sheet 2000 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Apr 24, 2014 10:44 PM
USAID Global Climate Change Initiative A briefing sheet released in November 2000.
File Conocimiento y habilidades necesarias para participar en REDD+: un marco de competencias by Leif Kindberg — last modified May 20, 2015 04:16 PM
REDD+ tiene el potencial de reducir drásticamente las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero, además de proporcionar otros beneficios sociales y ambientales. Las políticas de REDD+ tienen amplias implicaciones para los diferentes sectores económicos de los países en desarrollo, por ejemplo, la silvicultura, la agricultura y la industria, y para las personas que dependen de los bosques y el medioambiente local. A través de la CMNUCC y el apoyo técnico y financiero por parte de agencias multilaterales asociadas como el Fondo Cooperativo de Carbono para los Bosques (FCPF) y el Programa ONU-REDD, hay países que están diseñando políticas que guían la estructura y función de un mecanismo global de REDD+. Los enfoques negociados en el marco de la CMNUCC para REDD+ influyen a menudo en la elaboración de otros enfoques bosque-clima, incluidos los acuerdos bilaterales entre países desarrollados y los países en vías de desarrollo, y el financimiento de REDD+, incuyendo el mercado voluntario de compensaciones.
MRV Team visit to Colombia and participates in Jurisdictional REDD+ workshop by Leif Kindberg — last modified May 27, 2015 02:42 PM
The FCMC MRV team traveled to Bogota, Colombia from July 22 – 29, 2013 to attend meetings and work on two FCMC MRV activities that are in progress or being planned. Meetings were held with the Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (IDEAM) Colombia and key consultants who will be working on the reference levels activity, which will support the current work by IDEAM and the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS) to develop subnational reference emissions levels for Colombia.
FCMC participates in 14th RRI Dialogue - "Extractive Industries, Communities, and Territorial Rights: Implications for poverty reduction and climate change" by Leif Kindberg — last modified May 27, 2015 02:35 PM
SES Deputy Task Lead Dr. Janis Alcorn represented FCMC at the 14th Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change, held in Bogota, Colombia, March 21 - 22, 2013. The aim of the RRI Dialogue Series is to identify innovative ways for civil society, community organizations, private business, NGOs and governments to confront risks and opportunities for the well-being and sustainability of forests and forest-dwellers.
Metafore Newsletter: In Focus, December 17, 2006 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Dell completes implementation of global free recycling; China vows anew to curb wasteful investment; Climate change catching voter attention around world; Brazil expands protected forest areas; Driving sustainable forestry in Russia; Potlatch plans to sell 120,000 acres in Northern Idaho; Study shows airline industry could save thousands of dollars by recycling; Canadian Forest Products Industry Responds to Statement by ForestEthics and Limited Brands; Environmentalists forge agreement with Chilean companies to protect world’s oldest tree species and most endangered fox
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 86 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Agriculture: World Bank loan to ensure Uruguay’s free of Foot & Mouth Disease; Latin America Finds the Green In Organic; Brazilian Gene Bank Becomes World's Seventh Largest; Health: Anti-Pneumonia Vaccine Is Promoted in Latin America; Mapuche Pharmaceutical Line Goes International; Harvard Initiates Biomedical Research Partnership in Argentina; Brazil Identifies Genes of Bacteria Used For TB Vaccine; Water Issues: Ramsar Leader Lauds Chile’s Wetlands Initiative; Forests: Brazil: Indians with Green Seal in Hand; Wildlife: Brazilian Police Halt Sale of Turtle, Spiders on Internet; Venezuela: Saving the Walnut Tree; Fishing & Marine Conservation: Global Warming Harms Chile’s Salmon Industry; Colombia: January Shrimp Ban; Protected Areas: Potential Sister Parks - Yosemite and Torres Del Paine; Brazil Creates 7 New Protected Areas in Eastern Amazon Rain Forest; Science & Technology: Uruguay Launches Latin America’s First Pasteur Institute; Brazilian Firms Rush for Innovation Research Funds; Climate Change: Brazil Invests US$37 Million to Fight Global Warming; Brazil Ranks Second In the Number of Programs Aimed On Emission Reduction; Energy: Brazil, U.S. To Foster Ethanol As Alternative Fuel; Engineered Yeast Improves Ethanol Production; Amazon Dam Project Draws Heated Opposition in Brazil; Europe Eyes Brazil’s Ethanol; Chile: Hydroelectric Plans Advance in the South; Chile’s Energy Commission Defends Southern Hydroelectric Projects; Uruguay: The Internet as a Tool to Foment Energy Efficiency; Argentina Invests 1.6 Billion In Two Power Plants; General: OAS Sustainable Development Summit in Santa Cruz, Bolivia; Argentina Approves US$1.5 Billion Pascua Lama Mining Project; Airport Divides Government and Mapuches
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 89 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Agriculture: Mercosur Helps Bolivia Combat FMD Outbreaks; Brazil Maps Out Agricultural Sprawl in the Amazon; Brazil: Unlocking a Bacterial Genome; Health: Dengue Alert Issued In South America; Water Issues: Pantanal in South America declared “Threatened Lake of the Year 2007”; Clean Water - Hold the Salt - in Brazil's Northeast; Judge Rejects Legal Challenges to Huge Brazilian Water Project; Forests: Guyana: Major Deficiencies Uncovered In Barama Forest Management; Chile: Native Forest Law to Be Replaced In Congress; Wildlife: Peru: Andes Field Trip Reveals New Species of Climbing Rodent; Dolphin/Whale Tourism and Conservation Conference February 27-28 in Lima; Bogotá Airport Expansion Causes Wetland Concerns; Wildlife Sanctuary in Chile Said To Remain Damaged By Mill; Protected Areas: Bogotá Plans Vast Park for Andean Slopes; Science & Technology: Latin America 'Ripe For Regional Collaboration'; Waste Management & Pollution: Venezuela: CFC Production Falls; Chile’s Best Surfing Waves to Be Trashed by Waste-Water Sludge, Claim Protesters; Brazil: Recycled Debris for Public Works; Argentina: Renewed Campaign against Garbage Burning; Authority Created to Lead Riachuelo Cleanup; Energy: Chile’s Biofuel Committee Announces Recommendations; Brazilian Company Signs Contract with Boeing, NASA to Develop Alternative Aircraft Fuel; IDB Fund Creates Clean Energy Markets Cluster; Comment Period Begins for Planned Chilean Dam; Madeira Dams Now Top Brazilian Hydro Priority; Biofuels Truck Makes Splash in Peru; General: Colombia, Ecuador Try to Close Rift Over Spraying; NGOs Support Amazon Invasion, Brazilian Daily Reports; Brazil: Government Officials Expect Rapid Approval of Environmental Bill; Peru: Informal Mining in Madre de Dios Circulates US$ 800 to 900 Million; Update on Avian Influenza; Latin American Preparedness for Avian & Pandemic Influenza; Peru and Regional Efforts; Barring Bird Flu in Brazil, Chicken Companies Eye Record Trade;
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 90 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Edition #90. Also attached is a calendar of up-coming ESTH events across the Western Hemisphere. The information contained was gathered from news sources from across the region, and the views expressed below do not necessarily reflect those of the Regional Environmental HUB Office or of our constituent posts. Addressees interested in sharing any ESTH-related events of USG interest are welcome to do so. Agriculture: Zero tillage Brazil's Own Green Revolution. Health: Dengue Sparks Paraguay Emergency; Argentine Researchers Seek U.S. Partners. Water Issues: Chile’s Glacier Protection Law Receives Pressure From Mining Companies. Forests: Brazil Gold Rush Tears Up a Patch of the Amazon; Ethanol in the Rainforest Global Commodities and Highway Transforming the Face of the Southwest Amazon. Biodiversity: Argentina Sport Hunting a Boost for Puma Trafficking; Peru Proposes International 'Genetic Passports'. Fishing & Marine Conservation: Argentina When One Ocean Is Not Enough. Science & Technology: Brazil, U.S. Sign Joint S&T Cooperation Document; Brazil to Invest $5 Billion in Biotech Research. Pollution: Argentina to Study Effects of Spill in Antarctica; Argentine Protests Target Sugar-Mill Waste; Chile Celco’s Valdivia Plant Faces Further Sanctions. Climate Change: Brazil Ministry Calls for National Plan to Confront Global Warming; Brazilian Chamber of Deputies Discusses Climate Change; Climate Change Forces Chile’s Forestry Industry South; Chile’s Government Acknowledges Climate Change; Peru May Lose Glaciers by 2015. Energy: Chile Could Have Geothermal Energy by 2010; Brazil Energy for Amazon's Frontiers; Peru Opens Door Wide to Amazon Drilling Projects; Chilean Residents Worry about Damming Quake Prone Zone; Brazil: Nuts for Energy. General: Brazil Bishops Rap Government on Damage in Amazon; Brazil’s Environment Minister Wins U.N. Honor at Critical Juncture; Mega-Pipeline Plan Draws Green Worries, Skepticism; New U.S. Law Would Enlist Fungi in War on Coca Crops; Venezuela Alarm Sounded on Rat Migration; Eco-Tourism Hope for Ecuador Tribes; Venezuela Fire Destroys Plain; Mill Dispute Costs Uruguay More Than $800 Million.
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 91 by Stoner, Larissa A — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Edition # 91. Agriculture: Brazil Uses Agriculture to Fight Poverty in Africa; Seminar on Responsible Soy Production in Berlin; Colombia Approves GM Corn. Health: IDB Donates US$900,000 to Combat Chagas. Forests: Paraguay Extends Forest Conversion Law; Peru Lowers Mahogany Export Quota; Brazil: Officials Arrested for Illegal Amazon Logging; Disease in Latin America. Wildlife: Brazil to Introduce New Biopiracy Legislation; Chile’s Melting Ice Caps Draw New Species to Antarctic; Frogs Fading into Silence; Science & Technology: Government of Colombia to Double S&T Investments; Brazil to Enter Satellite Launching Market with Ukraine's Help; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Venezuela: Biodegradable Plastic on Its Way; Brazil: Banana’s Useful Fibers. Climate Change: Bolivia at Risk. Energy: Ethanol Is Not A Threat To The Amazon, says Brazilian President; Mean, Green, Vegetable-Oil Machine Arrives In Santiago, Chile; Venezuela, Cuba Ethanol Production Agreement; Argentina Replacing Refrigerators for Energy Efficiency; Chile Announces Plans to Research Nuclear Energy; Chile Launches Energy Saving Initiative; General: Argentina: Small Towns on the 'Endangered' List; Argentina, Venezuela Boost Energy/Farm Cooperation; Environmental Health Conference Highlights Potential for Diplomatic Engagement; First Amazon Basin Conservation Initiative Partners Meeting; Update on Avian Influenza; Brazil Produces Cheaper and More Potent Avian Flu Vaccine.
South America Environment, Science &Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 92 by Stoner, Larissa A — last modified Feb 05, 2013 03:09 AM
Agriculture: Brazil shuts down Cargill's Amazon port; Colombia: Farm Bill Criticized As Land Grab and Anti-Green; Brazil Soy Industry Prepares For Biodiesel War with Argentina; Brazil's Lula Allows Genetically Modified Imports. Water Issues: Controversial Brazil River Plan Allowed; Chile: Lack of Water Threatens Nature Reserve in Region I; WWF accuses Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay of degradation in the Plata Basin. Latin America: Greater Effort Needed Against Desertification. Forests: Brazil's New Forestry Law Draws Praise; Argentina Considers Year-Long Logging Ban; Brazil: Use the Internet to Protect Forests Wildlife: “Guaranteed Hunts” in Argentina Drawing Fire. Protected Areas: Chile: Ice Fields Could Become Biggest Natural Heritage Site. Science & Technology: Brazil Will Use Advanced System of Remote Surveillance. Pollution: Brazil’s Petrobras to Appeal Huge Oil-Spill Award. Climate Change: Bolivia: El Niño Has Bigger Bite with Climate Change. Bolivia: Reaping the Rewards of the Clean Development Mechanism. Energy: Venezuela’s Chávez Pledges “Energy Revolution”; Brazilian Catholic Church Joins Critics of Ethanol Fuel Boom; Uruguay Seeks to Change the Image of Atomic Energy; Argentina to Produce Biodiesel from Algae; Brazil Biofuel Update, March 2007. General: Ecuador: Environmentalists Optimistic About Correa; Study Urges Regional Approach to Development; Brazil Needs Foreign Money to Preserve the Amazon; Details of Al Gore’s Upcoming Trip to Chile Revealed; New Environment Ministry for Chile
South America Environment, Science & Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 95 by Stoner, Larissa A — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Health: Thailand and Brazil Look To Co-Operate On Healthcare; Aerial Spraying of Herbicide 'Damages DNA. Water Issues: Paraguayan Aquifer Wounded and Contaminated. Forests: Brazil Busts Illegal Logging Ring In Amazon Reserve; Venezuelan Reforestation Effort Takes Root; Ecuador Seeks Aid Not to Exploit Amazon Oil Brazil: Indians Want Pay for Forest Care; Peru's Rainforest: Oil and Gas Run Through It; Peruvian Fights for ‘Uncontacted’ Indian Groups. Wildlife: Colombia: New Hummingbird Species Needs Immediate Protection. Fishing & Marine Conservation: More Concern in Chile about Salmon Farms’ Chemical Use; Chile: Controversial Salmon Farm Denied Permission to Expand Protected Areas; Yosemite and Torres del Paine Twinning Agreement. Science & Technology: Brazil and India Set Up Work Team for Space Program; Chile to Be Regional Headquarters of Latin America’s First Scientific Network Brazil and China Will Donate Satellite Images to African Countries; Uruguay Receives US$26 Million to Promote Innovation; Latin America to Increase Research & Development Funds. Urban Waste & Pollution: Chile: Santiago Faces Worst Smog Levels In Eight Years; Chile: Transantiago Continues To Bedevil Bachelet Administration; Closing Landfills Far Easier Than Opening Them for Buenos Aires. Climate Change: Climate Change-Brazil: Once and Future Environmental Leader? Energy Brazil Environment Minister Attacks Nuclear Option; Will Colombia’s Biofuel Push Spur Deforestation? Brazil and Senegal Sign Biofuel Agreement; Chile’s Energy Designs Point to Patagonia; Argentina Confronts Biofuels Craze. General Argentina Inaugurates Office Dedicated To Prosecuting Environmental Crimes; Millennium Development Goals 'beyond Brazil's reach; Bachelet Appoints Chile’s First Environment Minister; Venezuela: Plains Vistas in the Caracas Subway; In Bolivia, Some Specifics on Green Policy; Argentina: Mining Project Plays Role in Governor’s fall.
South America Environment, Science & Technology, and Health Newsletter Edition 96 by Stoner, Larissa A — last modified Jan 10, 2013 08:03 AM
Agriculture: Brazilian Agro-Power Heats Up. Health: Chile Opens First Public Stem Cell Bank. Water Issues: Amazon the World’s Longest River, Claim Brazilian Scientists. Forests: Google to Harness Satellite Power for an Amazon Tribe; Peru: Harmonizing USG Cooperation in Forestry Sector; Brazilwood Gets Global Protection; Green Gold: How a Brazilian Forest of Rubber Trees Is Bouncing Back. Wildlife: Chile Researchers Help Repopulate Llamas in Patagonia; Suriname: Psychedelic Purple versus the Luster of Gold. Science & Technology: Venezuela Invigorates Gambian Science; Brazil is out of ISS Project; Foreigners have more patents than Nationals in Colombia; Venezuelan R&D Investment Increases Fivefold. Pollution: Pollution Crisis: Santiago's Air Worst of Last Eight Years; Chile: Toxic Runoff Devastates Region VII River. Climate Change: World Bank Targets Forest Preservation-Climate Link; Amazon State Adopts Brazil's First Global Warming Law. Energy: Brazil to Assist Paraguay in Exporting Biofuels; Colombia and Cuba Sign Energy Cooperation Agreement; Chile's Search for a Diversified Energy Matrix; The Madeira Complex: International Banks to Fund Deforestation and Displacement. General: Guyana: Payment for Ecosystem Services Is Golden Opportunity, Seminar Told; Brazil Bars USAID-Sponsored Project under Alleged Suspicion of NGO Actions in the Amazon; Partnerships from Five Nations Receive 2007 Seed Awards for Innovation in Local Sustainable Development; Brazil Federal Prosecutors Ask State to Suspend Alcoa's Bauxite Mining License.
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
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