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SmartList - all content on the Portal referring to Biodiversity

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.
Video Webinar: The Nature of Conservation Enterprises: a 20 year retrospective evaluation by Shawn Peabody — last modified Sep 07, 2018 02:20 PM
This webinar is intended for international development staff with an interest in agricultural livelihood development, small enterprise development, or conservation enterprises. Speakers included Dilys Roe (IIED), the author of a 2015 systematic review finding a lack of evidence for enterprise approaches; Judy Boshoven (Foundations of Success), the lead author of the “The Nature of Conservation Enterprises”, Ann Koontz, a community development specialist with Relief International; David Hircock from Aveda / Estee Lauder, which sources products from conservation enterprises; and Spencer Ortiz, President of Forescom, a community-managed forestry enterprise Guatemala.
File Integrating Ecosystem Values into Cost-Benefit Analysis: Recommendations for USAID and Practitioners by Portal Web Editor — last modified Apr 15, 2019 02:01 PM
This document provides recommendations for the incorporation of ecosystem service valuations into Agency cost-benefit analysis (CBA) across sectors, both for USAID staff that produce or use CBAs and for USAID as an institution. In addition, this document provides specific guidance for USAID sectors that are commonly integrated with biodiversity—including global climate change, food security, energy and infrastructure, and water, sanitation and hygiene—but the process and principles described here are relevant for CBAs in any sectors. These recommendations represent a joint effort of the USAID Offices of Forestry and Biodiversity and Economic Policy in the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment.
File Partnership for the Conservation of Amazon Biodiversity Annual Report 2017 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Aug 20, 2018 11:44 PM
In 2017, PCAB activities covered an area of 56 million hectares, providing direct economic benefits to more than 4,000 people and indirectly benefiting thousands. In the coming years, we would like to expand this partner network even further and increase collaboration to curb the growing threats to the world’s largest tropical forest, whose area decreased by 20% in the past 50 years.
Organization Partnership for the Conservation of Amazon Biodiversity by Portal Web Editor — last modified Aug 20, 2018 11:27 PM
In 2014, USAID/Brazil signed a technical cooperation agreement with the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC) for the creation of the Partnership for the Conservation of Amazon Biodiversity (PCAB). The objective is to strategically support the Brazilian government’s conservation efforts in the region. USAID supports projects from seven organizations with a track record in the Amazon. These organizations implement their activities through a network of local partners.
File Biodiversity Integration in Practice: A Case Study of USAID in Western Honduras by Portal Web Editor — last modified Oct 17, 2018 11:32 AM
This case study illustrates the approach and process used by USAID's Honduras mission to integrate its biodiversity, education, food security and nutrition, and governance sectors. In Honduras, improved conservation and management of natural resources, particularly water, has increased understanding across the mission of the importance of natural resources for supporting development gains in other sectors.
File Evidence Summary: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Coastal Populations by Gateway Web Editor — last modified May 20, 2019 03:07 PM
This evidence summary highlights ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approaches that can help coastal populations build resilience to climate change, including the establishment and management of protected areas, effective coastal land use planning, ecosystem restoration, sustainable fisheries management and the use of green infrastructure, among others. It also offers a comparison of EbA and hard infrastructure approaches in coastal zones and discusses factors that contribute to the success and sustainability of EbA approaches.
File Start-Up Guidance for USAID Biodiversity Activities: Process Overview by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Jan 07, 2019 01:29 PM
Start-Up Guidance for USAID Biodiversity Activities: Process Overview describes the main steps to initiate a new biodiversity or integrated activity, including a theory of change workshop. This short guide explains the core tasks and provides important tips and considerations for each step.
File Tips for USAID Biodiversity Activity Start-Up (Steps 3-5) by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Jan 07, 2019 01:30 PM
Tips for USAID Biodiversity Activity Start-Up (Steps 3-5) provides recommendations for developing theory of change-based activity work plans and monitoring, evaluation, and learning plans using results chains during activity start-up. It also includes some recommendations on how to enhance the learning components of activity implementation. Use in combination with the “Process Overview” handout.
ABCG-Exciting Career Opportunities: Programme manager and coordinator postions now available! by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jul 22, 2018 10:30 PM
WRI: Director, Africa Energy Access | WWF: Africa Energy Programme Coordinator; Conservation Programs Manager | Jane Goodall Institute: Behavior Change Campaign Manager | African Wildlife Foundation: Program Design Officer | Conservation International: Senior Director of Conservation, Africa | BirdLife International: Project Officer - CRAG Great Lakes Project | IUCN: Technical Coordinator - Marine and Coastal Resilience Programme
New Resources on Conservation Enterprises by Shawn Peabody — last modified Jul 16, 2018 03:33 PM
USAID's Office of Forestry and Biodiversity is excited to announce the release of "The Nature of Conservation Enterprises: A 20-year retrospective evaluation of the theory of change behind this widely used approach to biodiversity conservation." This rare look-back at conservation enterprise approaches includes a review of six sites where an enterprise approach to conservation has been implemented for about 20 years, sometimes more. For each site, implementing partners and stakeholders were interviewed to examine the assumptions in the theory of change for conservation enterprises, as well as probe deeper into the conditions needed for long-term enterprise and conservation sustainability. USAID undertook this effort as part of its Conservation Enterprises Learning Group, a community of practice that developed the generalized theory of change as a framework for cross-site comparison and learning. Both the full report and the photo story are available with the link below.
Virtual Fisheries Academy by Spoon — last modified Sep 10, 2018 09:59 PM
Environmental Defense Fund’s Virtual Fisheries Academy is an online learning center with free, interactive e-courses on fishery management topics. Current courses cover three topics: Introduction to Fisheries Management, Territorial Use Rights for Fishing, and Data-Limited Fisheries Management. The Virtual Fisheries Academy is intended to help you – whether you are a manager, fisherman, scientist, or other interested party – build key knowledge and skills to design fishery solutions that work for people and the environment.
File Report: The Nature of Conservation Enterprises: A 20-year retrospective evaluation of the theory of change behind this widely used approach to biodiversity conservation by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jul 25, 2018 11:04 AM
USAID’s “The Nature of Conservation Enterprises: A 20-year retrospective evaluation of the theory of change behind this widely used approach to biodiversity conservation” uses a theory of change to examine the assumptions and draw lesson learned on the conditions needed for enterprise and conservation sustainability from six sites across the globe.
The Nature of Conservation Enterprises by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Jul 11, 2018 04:20 PM
File Facts about Wild-Caught Fisheries & African Development by BRIDGE Team — last modified Apr 15, 2019 04:23 PM
The Facts about Wild-Caught Fisheries and African Development fact sheet describes the role of wild-caught fisheries in food security, resilience and nutrition and presents opportunities and recommendations for intervening in wild-caught fisheries management to improve the livelihoods and food security of the hundreds of millions of people who depend on wild fish for nourishment and income. It also presents a table that illustrates that fish is a better source of many essential vitamins and minerals.
File Americans with Disabilities Act Compliant Version of Acting on the Evidence by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jul 15, 2018 02:21 PM
Download this file for an accessible version of Acting on the Evidence, the interactive learning resource for Evidence in Action.
File How Does Developing Enforcement Capacity Reduce Wildlife Crime? by Shawn Peabody — last modified Jun 08, 2018 11:52 AM
"How Does Developing Enforcement Capacity Reduce Wildlife Crime?" summarizes findings from the literature around four key assumptions about capacity building for enforcement and prosecution. Using the experiences and evidence summarized in this brief, program designers and implementing partners should be able to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of their capacity building efforts.
File The Role of Wild-Caught Fisheries in African Development by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Jul 12, 2018 11:24 AM
This report on the role of wild-caught fisheries in African development focuses on small-scale fisheries in East and West Africa. The report describes the role of wild-caught fisheries in food security, resilience and nutrition and presents opportunities and recommendations for intervening in wild-caught fisheries management to improve the livelihoods and food security of the hundreds of millions of people who depend on wild fish for nourishment and income.
File The Role of Wild-Caught Fisheries in African Development by BRIDGE — last modified Apr 15, 2019 01:55 PM
This report on the role of wild-caught fisheries in African development focuses on small-scale fisheries in East and West Africa. The report describes the role of wild-caught fisheries in food security, resilience and nutrition and presents opportunities and recommendations for intervening in wild-caught fisheries management to improve the livelihoods and food security of the hundreds of millions of people who depend on wild fish for nourishment and income.
File Supplemental Guide 3: Prioritizing and Selecting Strategic Approaches in USAID Biodiversity Programming by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Nov 15, 2018 03:37 PM
This guide supplements Biodiversity How-To Guide 2: Using Results Chains to Depict Theories of Change in USAID Biodiversity Programming. Step 4, Brainstorming Strategic Approaches, involves generating a suite of potential strategic approaches for a design team to consider. Step 5 introduces the practice of prioritizing and selecting among these draft strategic approaches but does not provide in-depth guidance on the process and criteria for doing so.
File Maintaining Water Security in Peru Through Green Infrastructure by FRAME Administrator — last modified Apr 26, 2019 05:39 PM
This ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) case study highlights the USAID/Peru mission’s three sub-national projects. These focused on building local community and government capacity for improved environmental governance and implementing green infrastructure approaches to strengthen ecosystems and stabilize the provision of water. The case study also discusses the importance of green infrastructure as an EbA approach to help communities adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change.
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