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Joint CARE WWF Scheme: Equitable Payments for Watershed Services, Tanzania, Africa

In an effort to bridge development and conservation, CARE/WWF have formed a joint partnership, exclusively establishing the first corporate framework supporting Payments for Watershed Services (PWS)

Katoomba Incubator: Pro-Poor REDD - How Will We Know: Social Impact Assessment of Land-based Carbon Activities

This briefing presents an initiative to support the cost-effective design of land-based carbon projects by developing a user-friendly manual for cost-effective social impact assessment of multiple-benefit carbon projects. The initiative is being developed by a partnership of Forest Trends, the…

Los Servicios Ambientales de los Bosques

Los Servicios Ambientales de los Bosques

Market Financing for Biodiversity Conservation and Strategic Tradeoffs for Wildlife-friendly Eco-labels

Market Financing for Biodiversity Conservation and Strategic Tradeoffs for Wildlife-friendly Eco-labels

Mgahinga Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Conservation Trust

Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable (BINP) and Mgahinga Gorilla (MGNP) National Parks protect some of the most biologically diverse tropical forests in East Africa. Both parks conserve rare montane and alpine forests.

Monitoring and Enforcing Payment for Ecosystem Services Programs: Lessons Learned

Tenure Brief, No, 14: October 2010 - Private landowners and other community members should be rewarded for protecting ecosystem services and biodiversity locally. To be sustainable, such incentive schemes must include training for community members to monitor and enforce compliance.…

PES Bundling in Forest Communities: Watershed Management and Carbon Offsetting, Pico Bonito, Honduras

The Earth Institute Brief on the Pico Bonito community initiatives which strive to accomplish: 1) the stimulation of local economies; 2) community‐level conservation; 3) promotion of sustainable livelihoods; and 4) community‐ level management and empowerment

Product Marketing Chains for Conservation

Product Marketing Chains for Conservation

Protecting the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve in Queretaro, Mexico

In 2003, Mexico's National Forest Commission (CONAFOR) started the "Mexican Forest Fund". This government run program pays Mexican landowners $30‐$40 per hectare per year to protect watershed and provide watershed services by keeping their forest cover intact. This compensation creates…

Rewarding Upland Poor for Ecosystem Services in Indonesia

RUPES (Rewarding Upland Poor for Environmental Services) works with the hydropower producer and Nagaris to draw attention to the land use changes caused by the degradation of the lake’s resources, and to create incentives that will curtail these land use…

Rewards for Ecosystem Services and Collective Land Tenure: Lessons from Ecuador and Indonesia

Attempts to conserve biodiversity and other ecosystem services have been carried out through a number of policy instruments over time

Rights and Conservation

Rights and Conservation

Sasumua Water Treatment Plant. Private payments to local farmers for improved water quality using payments for ecosystem services in Kenya

Sasumua Water Treatment Plant. Private payments to local farmers for improved water quality using payments for ecosystem services in Kenya

Strategic Trade-Offs for Wildlife Eco-Labels

Strategic Trade-Offs for Wildlife Eco-Labels

Surui Carbon Fund-Brazil (English and Portuguese)

Surui Carbon Fund-Brazil (English and Portuguese)

New mechanisms of assigning economic value to natural resources, with the objective of keeping the forest standing in order to produce environmental services, have spurred the development of the Surui Carbon Project. First conceived by the Metareilá Indigenous Association of…

Tropical Land Use Change and Soil Carbon: Implications for REDD Policies

Tenure Brief, No. 12, October 2010 - The release of soil carbon due to changes in land use can be a major source of greenhouse gases. This brief illustrates the distribution and scale of soil carbon in the humid tropics,…

Whom to pay? Key Concepts and Terms Regarding Tenure and Property Rights in Payment-based Forest Ecosystem Conservation

Tenure Brief, No. 15: December 2010 - We define key tenure terms related to forests and highlight concepts likely to be encountered in the design, implementation or evaluation of incentive-based conservation programs—such as payments for ecosystem services (PES) or Reducing…

Working for Water Program, South Africa

The aim of the program is to eradicate invasive plants that pose a direct threat not only to South Africa’s biological diversity but also to its water security.

Working for Water. Addressing social and environmental problems with payments for ecosystem services in South Africa

Working for Water. Addressing social and environmental problems with payments for ecosystem services in South Africa

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