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File Incorporating Geospatial Design into USAID Biodiversity Programming by FRAME Administrator — last modified Jul 12, 2017 12:00 PM
Incorporating Geospatial Design into USAID Biodiversity Programming is a biodiversity case example that describes the use of geospatial data and analysis for program design, including examples and lessons learned.
File Case Study: Maintaining Water Security in Critical Water Catchments in Mongolia by FRAME Administrator — last modified Jun 20, 2017 02:50 PM
This ecosystem-based adaption (EbA) case study highlights the key EbA activities under the Ecosystem-based Adaptation Approach to Maintaining Water Security in Critical Water Catchments in Mongolia project and how the project helped vulnerable communities in two areas of rural Mongolia adapt to climate change. The case study also describes the strategies taken by the project to support and sustain EbA.
File Evidence Summary: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Extreme Events by FRAME Administrator — last modified Jul 21, 2017 10:20 AM
This evidence summary highlights specific ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approaches that can help communities adapt to extreme weather and other climate events such as floods, storm surges, landslides, fires, droughts and heat waves. It also explains the role of EbA in urban and rural resilience to extreme events, differences between EbA and ecosystem-based approaches to disaster risk reduction and how EbA compares with and complements built infrastructure.
File EVALUACIÓN RÁPIDA DEL SITIO ARQUEOLÓGICO PIEDRAS LETREADAS CONSTANZA, REPÚBLICA DOMICANA by Jerry Wylie — last modified May 29, 2017 08:21 PM
Informe de dos visitas a un sitio arqueológico con arte rupestre cerca la communidad de Constanza / Report of two visits to an archeological site with rock art near the community of Constanza.
File Final Report: Historic Interpretation and Commemorative Event - 100th Anniversary of the USS Memphis - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic by Jerry Wylie — last modified May 29, 2017 05:49 PM
Documentation of the event celebrating the heroic actions surrounding the tragic loss of a major US warship in freak waves on the rocky shore of Santo Domingo September 1915.
File Proposal for Historic Interpretation and Commemorative Events for 100th Anniversary of the Wreck of the USS Memphis in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic by Jerry Wylie — last modified May 29, 2017 05:51 PM
Planning to develop interpretive materials and an event to honor the heroic actions surrounding the tragic loss of a major US warship in freak waves August 1916 on the rocky shore of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
File Kayaking in the Dominican Republic: Fun for Tourists and Good Jobs for Locals by Jerry Wylie — last modified May 29, 2017 05:25 PM
A description of 5 kayaking destinations published in the Atlantic Coastal Kayaker magazine. These areas were investigated as part of the USAID-sponsored Dominican Sustainable Tourism Alliance by the US Forest Service International Institute of Tropical Forestry. They include La Caleta near Santo Domingo, Rio Jamao in the mountains near Puerto Plata, Laguna Limon near Miches, Laguna Barvaro in Punta Cana, and Parque del Este on the southeastern coast.
File Bushmeat and human health: Assessing the Evidence in tropical and sub-tropical forests by Gateway Web Editor — last modified May 09, 2017 11:27 AM
USAID's Forestry and Biodiversity Office partners with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) to study the impacts of the consumption of and trade in bushmeat. This recent systematic review is a must read for professionals working in biodiversity, food security and human health who want to learn more about key intersections within this emerging crisis.
File Conservation Enterprises: Using a Theory of Change Approach to Synthesize Lessons from USAID Biodiversity Projects by Ryan Thompson — last modified Apr 12, 2017 02:28 PM
In an effort to increase the understanding of conservation enterprises’ activities and outcomes and to improve the effectiveness of biodiversity programming, this brief synthesizes lessons from past USAID-funded efforts to support conservation enterprises
File Rapid Assessment and Recommendations for Ecotourism Development in the Hacienda Santa Monica, Cocle, Panama. by Jerry Wylie — last modified Apr 09, 2017 01:00 PM
Grupo Verde Azul requested assistance from ANCON and a USFS team from IITF to assess the recreational potential of 2800 hectares along the Pacific Coast in Cocle Province.
File Rapid Assessment and Recommendations for Ecotourism Development in the Lefevre Panama Bay Property, Panama City, Republic of Panama. by Jerry Wylie — last modified Apr 09, 2017 01:00 PM
Groupo Lefevre, a private developer, requested the assistance of the IITF and ANCON, a local environmental NGO, to evaluate the recreational and nature tourism potential of 133 hectares on the edge of Panama City within the Panama Bay Wildlife Refuge and in close proximity to a Ramsar wetlands site.
File Evaluacion de Necesidades y Vacios para el Establecimiento do un Systema de Informacion Geografica (SIG). by Jerry Wylie — last modified Apr 09, 2017 12:07 PM
Evaluation de necesidades para una sistema de información graphics en la cuenca del Rio Yaque, Municipio de Jarabacoa, Republica Dominica.
File i-TREE Ecosystem Analysis, Colonial City, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic by Jerry Wylie — last modified Apr 08, 2017 07:36 PM
Results of the survey of trees and green spaces.
File i-Tree Urban Forest Assessment in Santo Domingo’s Colonial City. by Jerry Wylie — last modified Apr 09, 2017 11:44 AM
Methodology and results of a 2-day survey of 30 plots to determine the value of urban forests and green areas using the i-Tree methodology.
File Rapid Assessment of Tourism Activities in the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Reserve, Punta Cana Resort, Dominican Republic by Jerry Wylie — last modified Apr 08, 2017 06:55 PM
Rapid assessment of tourism strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for a series of freshwater ponds in an ecological reserve. Recommendations include: Defining management objectives, enhancing heritage interpretation, improving signage and maps, improving communication with local stakeholders, monitoring visitor impacts and visitor safety, and steps to protect visitor safety.
File Evaluation Rapid de Potencial Ecoturistico en EL Refugio de Vida Silvestre Manglar La Gina, Miches, Republica Dominicana by Jerry Wylie — last modified Apr 08, 2017 06:56 PM
Rapid assessment for a marine park on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic. Spanish version.
File Mejoramiento del Sendero Aguas Blancas, Parque Nacional Valle Nuevo,Constanza, Republica Dominica. by Jerry Wylie — last modified Apr 08, 2017 06:56 PM
Follow-up visit to this site after the 2011 trail construction workshop, to work on the waterfall trail and make recommendations for future development as an ecotourism destination. Spanish version only.
File Ideas Para la Produccion de Miel Organica Sendero Padre Nuestro, Parque Nacional del Este Bayahibe, Republica Dominica. by Jerry Wylie — last modified Apr 08, 2017 06:56 PM
Recommendations for honey production at an interpretive trail. Spanish version only.
File Recommendations for Heritage Interpretation at the Iberostar Hacienda Domininics Hotel Bayahibe, Dominican Republic. by Jerry Wylie — last modified Apr 08, 2017 07:00 PM
Recommendations and designs for environmental and historic interpretive signs at an all-inclusive resort.
File Forests and Food Security: What’s Gender Got to Do with It? by FRAME Administrator — last modified Mar 21, 2017 02:04 PM
The gender dynamics of food security in forest dwelling communities are still not clear. However, emerging case studies and reviews of the issue parallel insights from earlier work on gender divisions of labor in natural resource management. Harvesting forest-based foods, especially vitamin-rich foods that supplement household consumption, is often considered “women’s work.” Case studies in Africa and elsewhere show that women living near forests in the developing world are often responsible for collecting fuelwood and other subsistence products.
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