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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.
File Combating Wildlife Trafficking Cross-Mission Learning Agenda by Ryan Thompson — last modified Mar 06, 2017 02:45 PM
The CWT Learning Agenda explores assumptions and evidence behind three strategic approaches by outlining key learning questions the Learning Group will collaborate to answer, the learning activities involved, and the intended learning products and outcomes that will result.
File Making sense of research for sustainable land management by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Mar 06, 2017 02:00 PM
This publication is based on the work of more than 600 scientists and synthesizes experiences and practice-relevant results from a 7-year German-funded international research programme on interactions between land management, climate change, and ecosystems and their services.
File FOREIGN ASSISTANCE ACT SECTIONS 118/119 TROPICAL FOREST AND BIODIVERSITY ANALYSIS: BEST PRACTICES GUIDE by FRAME Administrator — last modified Feb 17, 2017 11:50 AM
This template will assist USAID missions in the development of a scope of work (SOW) for the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA) 118/119 Tropical Forest and Biodiversity Analysis.
File Foreign Assistance Act Sections 118/119 Tropical Forest and Biodiversity Analysis Best Practices Guide by FRAME Administrator — last modified May 10, 2017 01:26 PM
The new FAA 118/119 Tropical Forest and Biodiversity Analysis Best Practices Guide provides practical "how-to" advice for USAID staff and contractors conducting the analysis.
File MAKING A DIFFERENCE: CAPTURING THE CHARISMATIC by FRAME Administrator — last modified Feb 10, 2017 02:18 PM
Gunung Leuser National Park, in Indonesia, is the only place on earth that is home to tigers, orangutans, elephants and rhinos. To protect these species requires a clear understanding of their location and abundance.
File Measuring Efforts to Combat Wildlife Crime: A Toolkit for Improving Action and Accountability by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Feb 09, 2017 10:05 AM
USAID resources for measuring efforts to combat wildlife crime include three related companion pieces. This toolkit is meant as the primary resource.
File Integrating Livelihood and Conservation Goals: A Retrospective Analysis of World Bank Projects by Ryan Thompson — last modified Mar 23, 2017 09:28 AM
Using a database of World Bank project evaluations, E3/FAB’s new study called “Integrating Livelihood and Conservation Goals: A Retrospective Analysis of World Bank Projects” aims to contribute to building the evidence base around the integration of biodiversity conservation and livelihood goals.
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