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Challenges to Establishing Payments for Ecosystem Services in Gabon: A Case study of the Mbé River Basin

WCS is working with the Government of Gabon on a new Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) initiative to secure long-term protection of the high conservation value of the Mbé watershed in Gabon. The project is exploring ways to remunerate these…

Community-Based Ocellated Turkey (Meleagris ocellata) Sport Hunting in the Petén, Guatemala

Case study of a community-based payment for ecosystem (PES)/trophy hunting scheme for conservation in Guatemala. This case study reviews the establishment of an ocellated turkey hunting enterprise in the Petén of Guatemala that was designed to generate profits to support…

Conservation of Sulawesis Endangered Mascot - the Maleo - through Conservation Incentive Agreements

the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) established the Maleo Conservation Project in northern Sulawesi in 2001. Initially, the project focused on the protection of the nesting grounds, recruiting local rangers and maleo hunters as nest guardians. Similar approaches have been used…

Developing Alternative Frameworks for Community-based Conservation: Piloting Payments for Environmental Services (PES) in Tanzania's Simanjiro Plains

Case study on piloting payments for environmental services (PES) in the Simanjiro Plains, Tanzania - The Simanjiro plains provide a key wet season dispersal area for wildebeest and zebra migrating from northern Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park. The plains lie within…

Elephant Pepper: Establishing Conservation-Focused Business

This case study examines the development of a commercial product at the intersection of biodiversity conservation, economic development and improvement in the livelihoods of poor African farmers. It shows how a market-based initiative can drive positive change.

Finding the Linkages between Wildlife Management and Household Food Consumption in the Uplands of Lao People’s Democratic Republic: A Case Study from the Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area - Summary Verison (LAO)

Finding the Linkages between Wildlife Management and Household Food Consumption in the Uplands of Lao People’s Democratic Republic: A Case Study from the Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area - Summary Verison (LAO)

Case study on wildlife hunting and human nutrition in Nam Et-Phou Louey (NEPL) National Protected Area, Lao PDR (summary version). Lao translation.

Forest Carbon Financing for Biodiversity Conservation, Climate Change Mitigation and Improved Livelihoods: the Makira Forest Protected Area, Madagascar

Case study of the forest carbon project in Makira Forest, Madagascar. Wildlife Conservation Society, the Government of Madagascar and other partners have been working with local communities living in the Makira plateau in north-eastern Madagascar to establish a protected area…

Impacts of Payments for Ecosystem Services on Deforestation in Mexico: Preliminary Lessons for REDD

Tenure Brief, NO. 11: September 2010 - The brief summarizes an evaluation of the environmental effectiveness of Mexico’s national Payments for Hydrological Services program, which compensates rural landowners for avoided deforestation. The evaluation found that in an early year of…

Improving Poultry Production for Sustainability in the Ruaha Landscape, Tanzania

Shortages in protein availability are a well-known problem in village economies, especially in Africa, and the neurological and nutritional importance of animal-source protein is increasingly being recognized. A Newcastle disease vaccination program for chickens was undertaken to increase livestock productivity…

Lessons about Land Tenure, Forest Governance and REDD+ Featured Jan 10, 2012

Lessons about Land Tenure, Forest Governance and REDD+ Featured Jan 10, 2012

This volume of case studies comprises one of two main publications resulting from the Oct. 21-22, 2011 Land Tenure and Forest Carbon Management Workshop hosted by the University of Wisconsin/Madison’s Land Tenure Center (LTC), Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, and…

Lessons Learned, Opportunities and Innovations in Human Wildlife Conflict Compensation and Insurance Schemes

This short discussion paper presents some of the lessons learned, opportunities and innovations of compensation and insurance schemes, with the hopes of assisting conservation managers with the choice of management tools appropriate to their context

Lessons on Land Tenure, Governance and REDD+. Case Studies from Africa, Asia and Latin America.

An edited set of case studies based on presentations at the LTC/Translinks sponsored Workshop in October 2011. The volume is 112 pages and contains 9 case studies, an introductory chapter and a preface by USAID's Michael Colby.

Leveling the Playing Field: The Effects of Institutional Controls on Common Pool Resource Extraction

In this study a simple behavioral game was used to measure the response of groups of Cambodian farmers to a range of different policy interventions in a CPR dilemma, including enforcement, provision of individual and communal incentives, and opportunities for…

Participatory Land Use Zoning in Okapi Wildlife Reserve, Democratic Republic of Congo

This case study describes a practical but rigorous approach to zoning that was piloted in the Okapi Wildlife Reserve (OWR), a protected area in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Participatory Wildlife and Natural Resource Assessment with Herder Communities in Eastern Mongolia

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) strives to support the sustainable management of natural resources and conserve wildlife by further developing natural resource stewardship in community-managed areas on the grasslands of Mongolia’s Eastern Steppe. To achieve this goal, the WCS Mongolia…

Payment for Ecosystem Services: Developing Forest Carbon Projects in Nepal

This case study identifies the potential for forest carbon projects in Nepal; summarizes the eligibility requirements under the various carbon markets and registries - Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS), Clean Development Mechanism (CDM, and Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA); and…

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…

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