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File Designing and Scoping Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments for Coastal National Parks in the Northeast Region Guidance and Lessons Learned by Portal Web Editor — last modified Sep 22, 2017 01:36 AM
To plan for climate change adaptation, park resource managers need scientific information identifying the susceptibility of resources to climate change, when impacts are expected and how they are expected to interact with existing stressors. Climate change vulnerability assessments are a priority for many parks to support adaptation planning, but there is a need for park specific guidance on scoping, implementing and using vulnerability assessments. Several frameworks and resources are available focusing on coastal communities and on natural resources. This document summarizes some of these and draws lessons from assessments already completed or underway in parks in the Northeast. The National Park Service (NPS) has initiated a range of climate change research and monitoring actions that address park vulnerability assessment needs.
File Evidence Summary: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Water Security by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Sep 25, 2017 01:52 PM
This evidence summary highlights ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approaches that can help people and communities address water insecurity by increasing water quantity, enhancing water quality and minimizing impacts from extreme weather events. It also discusses the additional development benefits that EbA provides and offers a comparison of EbA and hard infrastructure approaches to water security.
File Dietary quality and tree cover in Africa by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Aug 14, 2017 01:50 PM
The authors use Demographic Health Survey data on food consumption for children from 21 African countries and Global Land Cover Facility tree cover data to examine the relationship between tree cover and three key indicators of nutritional quality of children’s diets: dietary diversity, fruit and vegetable consumption, and animal source food consumption.
File Wild-Caught Fish Are Feeding the World by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Aug 17, 2017 01:41 PM
This recent summary of the fisheries sector in Africa highlights four key takeaways in support of protecting wild-caught African fisheries. In Africa, millions rely on wild-caught fisheries for food and income. Africa’s wild-caught fisheries face a number of threats including mismanagement, harmful fishing practices, a changing climate, habitat loss and pollution.
File Evidence Summary: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Food Security by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Aug 17, 2017 03:46 PM
This evidence summary highlights specific ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approaches that can address food security by strengthening and maintaining natural systems and the goods and services they provide. It also provides examples of projects in which EbA approaches have helped support food security and discusses how EbA compares with other adaptation approaches for food security.
File Supplemental Guide 2: Rating Direct Threats in USAID Biodiversity Programming by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Aug 18, 2017 03:43 PM
Biodiversity Programming Supplemental Guide 2: Rating Direct Threats in USAID Biodiversity Programming focuses on the step of threat analysis in biodiversity conservation planning. This guide supplements USAID’s Biodiversity How-To Guide 1: Developing Situation Models in USAID Biodiversity Programming by providing greater detail and additional recommendations on this important step. It supports teams as they design and manage biodiversity programs within USAID’s Program Cycle and in accordance with the Agency’s Biodiversity Policy.
File Supplemental Guide 1: Defining Scope and Biodiversity Focal Interests in USAID Biodiversity Programming by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Aug 18, 2017 03:58 PM
Biodiversity Supplemental Guide 1: Defining Scope and Biodiversity Focal Interests in USAID Biodiversity Programming focuses on two of the most important initial steps of biodiversity programming: defining the program scope and deciding which elements of biodiversity the program will focus on. This guide supplements USAID’s Biodiversity How-To Guide 1: Developing Situation Models in USAID Biodiversity Programming by providing greater detail and additional recommendations on these two steps. It supports teams as they design and manage biodiversity programs within USAID’s Program Cycle and in accordance with the Agency’s Biodiversity Policy.
File Evidence Summary: The Economics of Ecosystem-based Adaptation by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Aug 17, 2017 03:47 PM
This evidence summary highlights the economics of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approaches, which can offer cost savings compared with other approaches, as well as additional benefits, such as the provision of wild foods, carbon sequestration and biodiversity conservation. It also discusses the cost of EbA versus hard infrastructure, how to use economic data to evaluate EbA approaches and the economic case for EbA.
File Incorporating Geospatial Design into USAID Biodiversity Programming by FRAME Administrator — last modified Aug 07, 2017 09:58 AM
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 Aug 17, 2017 03:01 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 Aug 07, 2017 12:11 PM
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 Aug 14, 2017 01:28 PM
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.
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