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by Portal Guest last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:42 AM
This is a "smart" folder that lists all content posted on the Portal in which the word "biodiversity" appears.
SCALE - System-wide Collaborative Action for Livelihoods and the Environment by webadmin — last modified Jan 29, 2013 10:52 PM
SCALE—System-wide Collaborative Action for Livelihoods and the Environment—is an approach for broadening development impact. By providing a framework to achieve widespread change, SCALE can help improve people’s livelihoods and quality of life by helping them manage their natural resources in a sustainable way. SCALE has evolved from more than a decade of work by GreenCOM, a U.S. Agency for International Development global environmental communication program. GreenCOM has had the unique opportunity of working with people in more than thirty countries around the world to address an extensive range of issues including: - Natural resource management (coastal, forest, watershed); - Biodiversity conservation; - Ecotourism; - Sustainable agriculture; - Water and energy efficiency; - Clean production; and- Solid waste management.
February eXpanded Forest Team Meeting Feb 01, 2006 from 09:00 AM to 10:15 AM 1325 G. St. NW, 4th Floor, Nile Confr. Rm, Washington, DC, by Jean Brennan
***************** Presentation: Incentives for Landuse Practices that Benefit Both Livelihoods and Biodiversity: Speakers: Edward Millard and Goetz Schroth, Conservation International, Washington DC ***************** ***************** Background: If farmers are to apply land use methods that conserve biodiversity and the environment while advancing their private livelihoods objectives, more is needed than just technical solutions to agronomic problems. Most of all, land users must share in the benefits of the environmental services that they help to conserve in such a way that they are willing to incur the extra costs of using environment friendly land use practices and foregoing options that would be more profitable but also more destructive to the environment. CI works with a range of approaches to providing rural populations with incentives to use land use practices that meet these goals. We will present experiences from a partnership with Starbucks Coffee Company in Mexico to provide producers of high quality coffee with price premiums for meeting certain social and environmental standards. The success of this project contrasts with project experiences in other countries where for various reasons this specific price premium could not be obtained, pointing to the need for a broader portfolio of incentives both as an insurance strategy and for addressing a broader range of land uses within the same landscape. In some cases, price premiums for sustainably-produced agricultural or forest products may be too weak an incentive to compete with alternative developments. Therefore, in the second part of the presentation, we will take these lessons learned to discuss how we intend to design our next agroforestry project in Ghana.
Proceeding: International Conference on Local Capacity Building for Healthy Watersheds by International Conference on Local Capacity Building for Healthy Watersheds — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:07 AM
International Conference on Local Capacity Building for Healthy Watersheds, June 24 – 26, 2004; Wingspread Conference Center Racine, Wisconsin, USA. The purpose of this conference was to develop a local capacity building model for healthy watersheds that can be adapted for use successfully in any region of the world. The results of the conference affirm and offer a clear interpretation of how local communities can prepare themselves to manage the watershed in which they live and depend upon for a productive and healthy economy, ecological biodiversity, food production and safe drinking water. The generalized model developed for local capacity building will be a useful road map for planning how land and water may be utilized for the greatest benefit by people living in diverse locations worldwide. Thirtynine professional water managers from 17 different countries participated in the conference and contributed to these proceedings to offer advice on how the model could be applied in their home regions. Variations of the model are currently being field tested in pilot projects or in planning efforts in South Africa, Mexico, and China with potential for additional application elsewhere by conference participants. The Global Environmental Management Education Center (GEM) at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point continues to monitor these projects and to promote additional collaboration between conference participants.
Defra Report - Climate change and migratory species by Jean Brennan — last modified Jun 10, 2015 10:58 PM
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs report on Climate change and migratory species.
Animal Indicators by webadmin — last modified Jun 10, 2014 10:09 PM
IPAM Publication: "Animal Indicators: a Tool to Assess Biotic Integrity After Logging Tropical Forests?"
Presentation - Making Markets Work for Forests and People, The Sustainable Forest Products Global Alliance by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:42 AM
CJ Elron, USAID Senior Forest Officer and Team Leader, introduces the Sustainable Forest Products Global (Development) Alliance.
Announcement: President's Initiative Against Illegal Logging by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:42 AM
President Bush Discusses New Initiative to Stop Illegal Logging Statement by the President:
Tool - BSP Analysis of Adaptive Management by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:03 PM
This publication "Adaptive Management: A Tool for Conservation Practitioners" by Nick Salafsky, Richard Margoluis, and Kent Redford, is an overview of the process, principles, and conditions for achieving adaptive management at the project level. It lists various reports and tools generated under the Biodiversity Support Program's (BSP) Analysis and Adaptive Management Program (provides links to the associated chapters).
Tool - WWF Toolkit on High Conservation Value Forests by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:47 AM
This links to the WWF tools to manage high conservation value forests (HCVF), defined as forests of outstanding and critical importance due to their environmental, socio-economic, biodiversity and/or landscape values. WWF promotes this practical approach towards responsible forestry across all land tenures. The toolkit represents a priority setting effort for identifying forests of high conservation value assists forest owners, companies and other relevant forest stakeholders in conservation planning, for instance to decide which parts of a forest must be given higher priority for protection than others. For the full suite of tools go to: {http://www.panda.org/}
World Bank Report - LAC Regional Integrated Ecosystem Management in Indigenous Communities in Central America Project, Vol. 1 by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
The global objective of the Regional Integrated Ecosystem Management in Indigenous Communities in Central America Project is to achieve effective biodiversity conservation in Central America - Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama - by strengthening the capacity of indigenous communities to protect, and manage their natural and cultural resources, and, by recuperating and promoting their cultural values, and sustainable traditional land use practices, thereby preventing further land degradation that threatens environmental services, livelihoods, and economic well-being, and, conserving the region ' s high, though increasingly threatened, biodiversity resources. The components are : 1) Cultural and institutional strengthening, and capacity building of participating communities, which consists of a) generation and strengthening of the organizational, technical and administrative capacities of indigenous communities regarding the application of their cultural values to the management of their natural resources; b) standardization and criteria formation for traditional ecosystem management of indigenous communities, including a certification process for them to engage in effective ecosystem management, and; c) strengthening empowerment capacities of community organizations for traditional ecosystem management. 2) Promotion of sustainable cultural land use and traditional ecosystem management entails the development of a progressive series of community conservation, and sustainable cultural land use plans that together can form a network of land use areas, to yield greater collective conservation impacts, actually focused on actual planning and management of conservation areas. 3) Development of culturally appropriate products, markets, and services for environmental sustainability in indigenous communities will channel grant resources to develop financial mechanisms at the community level. Specifically, it will finance a progressive series of community biodiversity conservation, and sustainable use subprojects, compatible with the land use plans. Grant activities will focus on income-generating opportunities in four categories: a) traditional products; b) environmental services; c) eco/ethnotourism; and, d) traditional ecosystem management models. 4) Participatory project monitoring and evaluation will support training and capacity building on monitoring and evaluation of project impacts, and also progress in conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity. It will finance scientifically sound monitoring and evaluation of biodiversity, to follow project implementation and biodiversity changes over time. Full report can be downloaded from this link.
USAID Natural Resource Management: Biodiversity by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:56 AM
In recognition of the importance of biodiversity, USAID has made biodiversity conservation a key goal under its program to protect the environment. USAID is supporting conservation activities in 64 countries, seeking to maintain the variety of species and the ecosystems in which they occur.
Biodiversity and Forestry at USAID by Portal Web Editor — last modified Apr 10, 2018 02:12 AM
USAID Biodiversity and Forestry Team Workspace and resources of interest to our parnterns and conservation community.
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